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10 Important Muslim Women Everyone Should Know About
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Published: Apr 4, 2016

These women broke barriers and held records and also happened to be Muslim at the same time. These women did what most Muslim women wouldn’t dare to do and should be applauded for it.

1. Ibtihaj Muhammad

First female Muslim American to compete in the olympics in fencing. She was also invited to the white house by Barack Obama himself.

Source: newyorker.com
Source: newyorker.com

2. Anousheh Ansari

The sky is the limit for this woman. She is the first Muslim woman in space

Source: glamroz.com
Source: glamroz.com

3. Noor Tagouri

She is the first Muslim woman to be a news anchor on American television.

Source: livingcivil.com
Source: livingcivil.com

4. Salma Bint Hizab al-Oteibi

She is the first female councilor of Saudi Arabia, women in Saudi Arabia finally had the ability to vote in 2015.

Source: marieclaire.co.uk
Source: marieclaire.co.uk

5. Ambreen Sadiq

Britians first Muslim amateur female boxer.

Source: thetelegraphandargus.co.uk
Source: thetelegraphandargus.co.uk

6. Kadra Mohammad

The first Hijab wearing police woman in America, she’s also the first Somali female officer.

Source: mvslim.com
Source: mvslim.com

7. Dalia Mogahed

One of Barack Obama’s closest advisors, she is the first Muslim woman to work in the white house in 2009. She is a renowned speaker and writer, objective and credible in her speech and actions.

Source: youtube.com
Source: youtube.com

8. Stephanie Kurlow

The first Muslim hijabi ballet dancer. She wishes to be a professional ballet dancer and even dreams of opening a performance art academy.

Source: behance.net
Source: behance.net

9. Shirin Ebadi

The first Muslim woman to receive a Nobel peace prize as a judge. She was the first woman to achieve Chief Justice status but was dismissed after the 1979 revolution.

Source: quotesgram.com
Source: quotesgram.com

10. Malala Yousafzai

The youngest person to ever receive a Nobel peace prize, Malala is a Pakistani activist who fights for education in Pakistan for all women.

Source: popsugar.com.au
Source: popsugar.com.au

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