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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.

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. Watch video to learn more about her beautiful works of art.

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 education movement. Her work is so important that some consider her the Mujadid (Renewer of Faith) in her era. Learn more about the movement she generated in this video.

14th Century – Amina Assilmi

In the 1970’s, 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 debilitating illness to create real and…