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US Muslim Woman Wins Navy Promotion, Hijab Approval

Chief Petty Officer Wilson appears to be the first Muslim woman in the history of the US Navy to serve at that rank while wearing hijab. Wilson is one of about 5,000 Muslim-Americans who currently serve in the United States military ATLANTA, Georgia – An American Muslim woman who serves in the United States Navy …

New Book Celebrates Canada’s First Mosque 80th Anniversary

EDMONTON, Alberta – A new book by religious scholar Earle Waugh was released this month to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Al-Rashid Mosque, The mosque, regarded as Canada’s first and one of the earliest in North America, has been described as an enduring success story of the community. “For years and years, I’ve known the …

Muslim Women in Congress Give Young Generation a New Hope

TENNESSEE – As two Muslim women enter the Congress for the first time in history, one of them is a hijabi, many believe that this breakthrough has strengthened young Muslims’ hope of breaking down barriers and stereotypes. “Giving women those role models in our community and then in the halls of Congress will just inspire the …

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Australian Muslims, Female Cops Meet and Change Perceptions

BRISBANE – The Queensland Police Service (QPS) in partnership with the Muslim groups; ‘Sisters Support Services’ and ‘Muslimah Mind Matters’ created the ‘SHE Program’ to intensify the relationship between Australian Muslims and female Police officers in North Brisbane District, My Police reported on December 6. The SHE Program was delivered by the Detective Inspector, Karen Ballantyne, over four workshops. The one-day events …

British Mosques Train Women for Senior Roles

British Mosques Train Women for Senior Roles

LONDON – The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) launched its ‘Women in Mosques Development Programme’ to support female leaders in finding roles in mosque boards and managerial positions, Eastern Eye reported on December 5. “As a woman leader, the programme helps you feel confident enough to put yourself forward in the position. Should a situation arise where the …

Ruman Project: Group Thanks Muslim Women in Month of Giving Thanks

This season of gratitude and thanksgiving is always a wonderful time of year to reflect on everything you are thankful for We are often so used to giving thanks for the material items that we possess, or the things we find comfortable and familiar but it’s also important to be grateful for the people who …

Mother's Loss Encourages Amani Haydar to Empower Women

Amani’s dad was sentenced to 22 years in prison after he murdered her mom. At the time, Amani had just finished university, was five months pregnant and her career as a solicitor was progressing well. After her mom’s death, Amani was frustrated about the lack of opportunities to express grief within her family and community. She …

Muslim Women Seek Prominent Roles in Kosovo Mosques

PRISTINA, Kosovo —In a bid to make Kosovo mosques more inclusive, religious authorities in the European country are training women as spiritual teachers in mosques, SF Gate reported. Each day, scores of women gather around Agime Sogojeva, a spiritual teacher known as a mualime or teacher, in the Haxhi Veseli mosque in Kosovo’s northern town …

BBC 100 Women 2018: Muslim Female Figures Dominate Third of List

LONDON – Dozens of Muslim female scientists, leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, economists, and more intellects have succeeded in dominating about a third of the international BBC ‘100 Women’ list for 2018 which celebrates influential women, the BBC reported. This year, the list featured women around the world between the ages of 15 and 94 from more …



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