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Muslim Teen Shuts Down Trolls by Winning Eton Scholarship

LONDON – A young British Muslim student who won a coveted Eton College scholarship said he was called “traitor” and “hypocrite”, Indy100 reported on January 23. The harassment was revealed after Hasan Patel, a 16-year-old Muslim British student, won a coveted £76,000 scholarship to attend the prestigious Eton College in London, UK – attended by …

Sydney Muslim Students Are High Achievers

SYDNEY – Muslim families across Sydney are celebrating high achieving students who broke boundaries in education and score some of the highest achievements in the state, OnePath reported. As the HSC ATAR results were announced, Noor Ibrahim scored 99.95, which is the highest achievable mark possible in New South Wales. Her classmate Fahaad Ahmed has …

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 …

Muslim Teen Wins National Recognition for His Research

SANTA CLARA, California – A young Muslim teen from Santa Clara, California, has won national recognition for his medical research, after being chosen as one of 30 middle school students nationwide to compete in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS Competition in Washington, DC. “Science competitions like the Broadcom MASTERS are critical to the STEM talent pipeline,” …

These 3 Muslim Scientists Win L’Oréal-UNESCO Science Award

CAIRO – In recognition of their distinguished accomplishments in the field of pharmaceutics, three Egyptian female Muslim scientists have won the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award, Women of Egypt Mag reported. The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science, which began 19 years ago, recognizes accomplished women researchers, to encourage more young women to enter …

New Book Highlights Contributions of US Muslims

The new book profiles 50 highly accomplished American Muslims  NEW YORK – A new book detailing the contributions of Muslims to many important spheres of American life will be released on October 31, highlighting their achievements in business, science, health, sports, entertainment, and public service. “I, Too, Am America offers a snapshot of the collective …

Laila Alawa: Young American Muslim Changemaker

NEW YORK – This Muslim young lady is the founder and CEO of The Tempest, the fastest-growing media company changing the global narrative of diverse millennial women since 2013. The Tempest connects millions of people daily with thousands of female leaders on every issue under the sun, disrupting the global media status quo. In 2017, …

Meet UK’s First Hijabi Boxing Coach

NOTTINGHAM – A British Muslim has become the first hijabi boxing coach, inspiring many Muslim women to come forward and practice the game. She said: “I have to pinch myself every time someone comes up to me and says ‘because of you I’ve had the strength and they’ve made me feel better about myself’,” Zahra …

Ilhan Omar: America's Rising Muslim Star

MINNESOTA – Ilhan Omar is a hijabi young lady who is known for leading the charge to get more Muslims involved in the local American politics. Omar’s journey to become this country’s first Somali-American Muslim lawmaker began in a refugee camp in Kenya, when  her family was escaping Somalia’s brutal civil war. After immigrating to …

G. Willow Wilson: Muslim Superhero Highlighter

WASHINGTON – Her first graphic novel, Cairo (Vertigo, 2007) has been listed as a top graphic novel for teens by the American Library Association and the School Library Journal. Her comic series Air was also nominated for the Eisner Award, and her first novel, Alif the Unseen, won the 2013 World Fantasy Award. However, the …



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