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Influential Muslim Women – A Reader

This reader gathers various SeekersHub 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 […]

The Write Legacy: Interview with Dr Saadia Mian and Sr Ambareen Syed

Fatimah Gomez interviews two female Muslim authors, who were guest speakers at the recent Muslim Women’s Literary Conference.  Dr. Saadia Mian Fatimah: Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Saadia Mian, author of Crowning Venture, and a deeply inspiring person who also completed the memorisation of the Qur’an. Dr. Saadia, you gave a […]

Queen Aminatu –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 Queen Aminatu from the 10th century. Queen Aminatu ruled a place called Zaria, which is now a province of Nigeria. Queen Aminatu’s mother ascended the throne […]

Bibi Raji –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 Bibi Raji from the 9th century.   Bibi Raji was from Delhi, and lived in the 9th century of the Islamic calendar. She is known for […]

Al Adar Al Karima –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 Al Adar Al Karima from the 8th century. Al Adar Al Karima was the Vice-Regent of Yemen for a 14-month period, delegated by her absent son. During […]

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, […]

Nafisa al-Tahira–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 Nafisa al-Tahira, a great scholar from the second century of Islam. Nafisa al-Tahira was a great Egyptian scholar. She was a descendant of the Prophet, Allah […]

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Women of the Qur’an: Maryam

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, in partnership with Muslimah Media, speaks in a 6-part series about women who are documented in the Quran. Maryam, mother of Isa Maryam, who is the mother of Prophet Isa, peace be upon them both, was born into the Jewish society that was located in Palestine. In this society, there were strict […]

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Amazing Muslim Women: Sumayyah

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. Sumayyah bint Khayyat was a truly inspiring woman who sacrificed so much for her faith. She was a slave, and a socially outcast woman. Unlike some of the other […]

Three Things Social Work Taught Me – Aisha Hollyer

The first reaction Aisha Hollyer gets when she says she is in the field of social work, “MashaAllah! It must be so good to work with the less fortunate; you must feel so fulfilled, and it must be such a good reminder!” It is, she writes, so much more complicated. “Anze! Anze!” (Miss, Miss!) He couldn’t have been […]