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Your Zakat Helped Female Scholars and Students This Year!

SeekersGuidance urgently needs your help to raise $500,000 to support deserving scholars and students in need. Your zakat, once deposited into the SeekersGuidance Global Islamic Scholars Fund, supports scholars and students of knowledge in need. There are many female students and teachers who would not be able to continue, were it not for your generous donations. […]

Balancing Family and Seeking Knowledge – Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil, a student of knowledge, teacher and mother, offers valuable advice to women who wish to pursue studies in sacred knowledge. I am a mother of two children under 3 and a half years, and everyday is a juggling bonanza of love and service. There are my physical acts of service for my […]

Influential Muslim Women – A Reader

This reader gathers various SeekersGuidance resources on inspiring Muslim women, where Companions, scholars, or community leaders, both past and present. Women Documented in the Qur’an  Hawa, the First Woman Sarah, Wife of Prophet Ibrahim  Aasiyah, Wife of the Pharoah: A Brief Biography Lady Asiya and the Mother of Musa Lady Asiya – Her Life of […]

Nana Asma’u –15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Nana Asma’u from the 13th century. Nana Asma’u was a scholar, poet, and pedagogue who changed the environment of the Sokoto Capliphate where she lived. She […]

Karima bint Ahmad –15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Karima bint Ahmad from the 5th century. Karima bint Ahmad Karima, originally of Turkmenistani origin, travelled far and wide with her father. After going to Jerusalem, and […]

Maryam al-Istirlabiyya –15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Maryam al-Istirlabiyya from the 4th century. Maryam al-Istirlabiyya She was a well-known scientist and engineer, who worked with a tool called an Astrolabe. Although no longer common, […]

Help Revive Women’s Islamic Scholarship – Support This Important SeekersGuidance Campaign

Women make up half of the Ummah and need fair representation and fair opportunity. It is imperative that we support female scholarly voices who are experts on dealing with women’s issues in fiqh, Islamic social sciences, and more. Please support our Reviving Women’s Islamic Scholarship Fund – a campaign in collaboration with LaunchGood.    Supporting Female […]

Fatima al-Fihri–15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Fatima al-Fihri from the 3rd century. Fatima al-Fihri was a great visionary, living in modern-day Morocco. After receiving a large sum of money through inheritance, she […]

Amra bint Abdurrahman–15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Amra bint Abdurrahman, from the first century of Islam. Amra bint Abdurrahman was one of the closest students of our mother Aisha, wife of the Prophet […]

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Amazing Muslim Women: Hawa

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, in partnership with Muslimah Media, speaks in a 5-part series about the amazing Muslim women who paved the way for others after them. The first installment of the series speaks about Hawa or Eve: first woman to be created. Hawa’s Story Her story is narrated in Sura al Baqara, the second chapter of the […]