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Amina F. Sanchez

Amina Sanchez serves as a Rabata Cultural Center Store Clerk. She is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in Social Justice and Human Rights from Arizona State University, with the anticipated graduation date of May 2024. 

Born in Washington DC to parents from Ethiopia and El Salvador, Amina moved to Minnesota at the age of 5. She has been working as a store clerk at Rabata Cultural Center for the since 2022, Alhamdulillah. She first discovered RCC by attending a halaqa in 2021 and has been active since then in volunteering, attending classes and events at RCC and Rabata. Before coming to Rabata, she worked at a Social Security Law firm helping people with disabilities and at a school tutoring children in preschool and kindergarten. She recently married in August 2024 and plans to move to Montreal, Canada. 

Her favorite things to do when she is not working at RCC are traveling, watching movies, trying new restaurants, experiences and reading books. She is a huge lover of animals especially cats. She is passionate about activism and hopes to change the world for the better for future generations In Sha Allah.

She enjoys the RCC bookclub which has encouraged her to do more reading. Some of her favorite books are With the Heart in Mind: The Moral and Emotional Intelligence of the Prophet (SAW), Better not Bitter, The Productive Muslim, Don’t Forget us Here, Beyond Bilal and Healing the Emptiness.  She loves when people from other states and countries visit the RCC, and she hopes to meet more sisters who are passionate about Islam, activism and education. 







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