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Lalla Fadhma N’Soumer-Algerian Resistance Leader Then

We have seen many heroic female fighters in early Islamic history such as Nusayba and Khowla. It seems that this trend of brave and strong women leaders in battle continued into the nineteenth century with Lalla Fadhma N’Soumer[1] , who fought...

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Aisha Taymur- Ottoman Era Poet and Feminist Then

Aisha Taymur was an Ottoman era poet and feminist. She was born in Cairo to a Turkish father, who was part of the royal entourage, and Circassian mother. She was interested in learning to read and write, despite her mothers objections...

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Hamnah Bint Jahsh Then

When I first started this blog, my first post was about Zainab bint Jahsh. So, I thought it only fitting that her sister Hamnah bring us back from our hiatus. …………………………………………. Hamnah is the sister of Zainab bint Jahsh, cousin to...

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Zainab bint Mohammed Then

When I first read the story of Zainab bint Mohammed ﷺ it appeared to me like a movie. The story is so full of suspense, action, romance it would really make a great script. ……………………………………………………… Zainab was born into a happy home....

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Fatima bint Asad Then

Fatima bint Asad was the wife of the Prophet’s ﷺ uncle Abu Talib and the mother of Jafar ibn Abi Talib and Ali ibn Abi Talib. She also had two other sons, Aqeel ibn Abi Talib and Talib ibn Abi Talib.  When...

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Um Sulaim bint Milhan Then

Um Sulaim bint Milhan is the mother of Anas ibn Malik and the sister of Um Haram bint Milhan. She is Ansari (from Madinah) and embraced Islam early. Her husband, Malik ibn Nadr, however did not convert and tried his very...

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Um Kulthoom bint Uqbah Then

Um Kulthoom bin Uqbah was one of the first Muslims in Mecca. At the time she was not married and very proud of the fact that she was able to become Muslim on her own freedom of choice. The fact of...

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[5 Ramadan 1433] Fatima bint Qays Then

Fatima bint Qays was a Companion of the Prophet ﷺ  from Quraish and was among the early emigrants to Madinah. She was a jurist and a teacher and has narrated hadith from the Prophet ﷺ. She is most famous for two hadith,...

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