Islam is often seen as a religion of oppression where the women are not allowed to grow as same as the men, a religion where women are forced to live a dark life with no freedom of expression. Well, to break the myth here’s a list of the empowering women in Islam who slams the shaming, not with the words but from their actions which by the way are appreciated and recognized by the world. Check out the list here under
A Mekhlaf born Yemeni woman, Tawakkol is a journalist, politician who has been fighting for human rights particularly for “freedom of opinions & expression” . She was awarded Noble Peace Prize for the year 2011 for her contributions to society for her non-violent struggle for the safety of women and women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work. She is also the co-founder of the social activist group named as “Women Journalist Without Chains”.
The first hijabi news anchor on American Television. A smartphone celebrity, she became the most talked personality and joined the list of social media stars in December 2012 after posting her photo on Instagram sitting at the anchor desk at ABC7 news in Washington. Her famous #Let Noor Shine campaign and #The forest haven story are the most seen and appreciated stories till date. Noor has been an active motivational speaker on social and cultural topics her recent speech can be seen on the Ted Ex channel.
An Iranian-American engineer, a successful businesswoman who is a proud co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems, she became the world’s first Iranian woman in space soon after her 40th birthday in the year 2006. She considers calling herself as “space flight participant” rather than space tourist. She was awarded Space Pioneer Award by the National Space Society in 2015 for her service to the space community.
Immigrated to the United States at the age of 4 Dalia Mogahed was born in Cairo, Egypt. She was selected as an advisor by U.S President Barack Obama on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Mogahed is considered as World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader“. She is also the Director Of Research at the Institute For Social Policy & Understanding. Mogahed’s analysis has appeared in the WallStreet Journal, Foreign Policy Magazine, and many others.
Well, Last but not the least… Our very own lovely and the most sober young face of Muslim Women in today’s world…
An 18 year old Pakistani young girl whose life and struggle has touched everyone around the globe. The world’s youngest ever Noble peace laureate, Malala has been working as a social activist for the girl’s education after her survival from the Taliban’s attack on her in the year 2012. United Nations special envoy for Global Education GORDON BROWN launched a UN petition in Yousafzai’s name demanding that all children worldwide be in school by the end of 2015,which as a result brought the first ratification of Pakistan’s first Right To Education Bill. She has been featured by TIME magazine in its list of The 100 most influential people in the world for three consecutive years. She was the subject of an Oscar Nominated documentary called as ” He Named Me Malala”.
There are many more unsung stories to be covered which bring us to the part where we need to understand that never judge a religion on the basis of its followers and malpractices, Quran, on the other hand, says “Iqra= read” to read and understand. May we create the world for better living.