14th Century – Amina Assilmi

May 2017

14th Century – Amina Assilmi

IN THE 1970S, AN AMERICAN-BORN CONVERT TO ISLAM WOULD SOON TAKE CENTER STAGE: AMINA ASSILMI, A WOMAN WHO DEDICATED HER LIFE AND SPARED NO EFFORT IN HER WORK FOR MUSLIMS IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE GLOBE. SHE FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN, THE RIGHTS OF MUSLIMS, AND FAMILY RIGHTS ALL WHILE OVERCOMING HER OWN DEHABILITATING ILLNESS TO CREATE REAL AND NECESSARY CHANGE. LEARN MORE ABOUT HER INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS IN THIS VIDEO: TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RABATA’S PROGRAMS AND TO DONATE, VISIT SUPPORT.RABATA.ORG. REAP THE REWARDS OF GENEROSITY IN THIS BLESSED MONTH AND CONTRIBUTE TO AN ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO THE ELEVATION AND SPIRITUAL UPBRINGING OF WOMEN.

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13th Century – Nana Asma’u

May 2017

13th Century – Nana Asma’u

TODAY WE TRAVEL BACK TO AFRICA TO MEET A FAMILIAR FIGURE: NANA ASMA’U, A SCHOLAR, ACTIVIST, EDUCATOR, AND FOUNDER OF AN EDUCATIONAL MOVEMENT. HER WORK IS SO IMPORTANT THAT SOME CONSIDER HER THE MUJADID (RENEWER OF FAITH) OF HER ERA. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MOVEMENT SHE GENERATED IN THIS VIDEO: TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RABATA’S PROGRAMS AND TO DONATE, VISIT SUPPORT.RABATA.ORG.

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12TH CENTURY – ASMA IBRET

May 2017

12TH CENTURY – ASMA IBRET

TODAY WE TRAVEL TO A LAND WE HAVE NOT YET VISITED: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. HERE WE MEET ASMA IBRET, A PHENOMENAL ARTIST WHOSE FIRST WORK AT THE AGE OF 15 WAS COMMISSIONED BY A PERSON WHO THEN PRESENTED IT AS A GIFT TO THE SULTAN. LEARN MORE ABOUT HER BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART IN THIS VIDEO: TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RABATA’S PROGRAMS AND TO DONATE, VISIT SUPPORT.RABATA.ORG.

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11TH CENTURY – MUMTAZ MAHAL

May 2017

11TH CENTURY – MUMTAZ MAHAL

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE TAJ MAHAL? DID YOU KNOW THAT IT WAS NAMED AFTER A MUSLIM WOMAN OF DEEP RELIGIOUS PRACTICE? WITH 14 CHILDREN AND A LOVING HUSBAND, THIS TESTIMONY OF MUMTAZ MAHAL’S LIFE IS KNOWN TODAY AS ONE OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD. LEARN MORE ABOUT HER STORY AND WORSHIP IN THIS VIDEO: SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS WITH YOUR GENEROUS DONATION THIS RAMADAN AND BE PART OF A MOVEMENT THAT IS GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DEEPLY DEVOUT AND INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN! SUPPORT.RABATA.ORG.

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10TH CENTURY – QUEEN AMINATU

May 2017

10TH CENTURY – QUEEN AMINATU

In the Zāriyah province of modern day Nigeria, Queen Aminatu ruled with grace, dignity and strength. A skilled military strategist, she used her knowledge and prowess to bring peace and economic security to her nation. Learn more about her great strength and capabilities in this video: To find out more about Rabata’s programs and to donate, visit SUPPORT.RABATA.ORG.

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9TH CENTURY – BIBI RAJII

May 2017

9TH CENTURY – BIBI RAJII

WE RETURN OUR GAZE BACK TO INDIA, WHERE BIBI RAJII BUILT ARCHITECTURALLY SOUND STRUCTURES THAT STILL STAND TODAY, SHOWCASING HER EXPERTISE AND SKILL. SHE PROVIDED STIPENDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EDUCATIONAL GROWTH, PARTICULARLY AMONG WOMEN. LEARN MORE ABOUT HER AND HER WORK IN EDUCATION IN THIS VIDEO: To find out more about Rabata’s programs and to donate, visit SUPPORT.RABATA.ORG.

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8TH CENTURY – QUEEN AL-ADAR AL KARIMA

May 2017

8TH CENTURY – QUEEN AL-ADAR AL KARIMA

For 14 months, the people of Yemen were blessed with the generous and beautiful leadership of Queen Al-Adar. She sought to fulfill the needs of her people through philanthropy and giving, and was so upright that she was known as “The Lordly Lady of Piety.” Learn about her works and her generous spirit in this video: To find out more about Rabata’s programs and to donate, visit SUPPORT.RABATA.ORG.

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7TH CENTURY – RAZIA SULTAN

May 2017

7TH CENTURY – RAZIA SULTAN

Today we travel to the Indian Subcontinent and meet Razia Sultan, ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. She was a warrior, leader, and institution builder who championed equal rights for all her people. Learn about her great work and leadership capabilities in this video

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6TH CENTURY – FATIMA BINT SA’D AL KHAIR

May 2017

6TH CENTURY – FATIMA BINT SA’D AL KHAIR

Born in China and an accomplished scholar by the age of 19, Fatima bint Sa’d al Khair was a student to the great teachers from the generation before hers and became a sought after teacher wherever she travelled around the world. Learn about her scholarship, travels, and how we can continue her legacy today in this video:

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5TH CENTURY – KARIMA BINT AHMAD AL-MARWAZIYYA

May 2017

5TH CENTURY – KARIMA BINT AHMAD AL-MARWAZIYYA

Today we meet a traveller, hadith specialist, and phenomenal scholar who began her life in Turkmenistan. Upon settling in the Holy City, she becamse known as the Shaykha of Mecca. Find out more about Sayyida Karima’s great scholarship in this video:

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4TH CENTURY – MARYAM AL ASTROLABIYYA

May 2017

4TH CENTURY – MARYAM AL ASTROLABIYYA

Ever wondered how Muslims of old calculated prayer times or found the qibla? One way was a tool called an astrolabe, which was developed by our very own Maryam al Astrolabiyya. Find out more about Sayyida Maryam, her work and accomplishments in this video:

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3RD CENTURY – FATIMA AL FIHRI

May 2017

3RD CENTURY – FATIMA AL FIHRI

In the face of today’s difficult news, we travel to North Africa to fill your newsfeeds with a bit of beauty: Sayyida Fatima al Fihri, an institution builder who began the oldest still-functioning university in the world. She built an institution open to all: Pope Sylvester was one of the esteemed students of al-Qarawiyyin as were many others. Her university is a reminder of the work we can accomplish when we unite our communities. Learn about her and the institution she built in this video:

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2ND CENTURY – NAFISA AL TAHIRA

May 2017

2ND CENTURY – NAFISA AL TAHIRA

Welcome to the second century AH, where we meet Nafisa al Tahira, a great granddaughter of the Prophet (S) and caretaker of the ummah who became the Shaikha of Egypt. Learn about her extraordinary life and accomplishments in this video:

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1ST CENTURY – AMRA BINT ABDURRAHMAN

May 2017

1ST CENTURY – AMRA BINT ABDURRAHMAN

We launch our journey through 15 centuries of female scholarship with Amra bint AbdurRahman, a scholar, jurist and role model of the 1st Hijri century. Watch this video to learn more:

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