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Amina, Warrior Queen of Zaria

The first of her kind, a Nigerian warrior Queen of Zaria (née Zazzau), Amina broke the bounds of a male-dominated society. A little side bit to note; she was Muslim.

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Noor Inayat Khan, An Unsung Muslim Hero

When we think about World War II the images that are generally conjured up are that of Nazi Germany, bombs, air raids, spies and trenches and not anything remotely related to a woman at war let alone a Muslim one.

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What Does It Mean To Be Young, Muslim and Feminist Today?

These beliefs have become second nature to me. However, many will question my feminism, and many will further state that my faith is incompatible with gender equality.

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Muslim Women: Falling Behind In The Workplace

The Muslim women I have grown up with are strong, powerful and influential.  They have shaped who I am today.  They are patient, aspirational and brilliant.

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My Mother, My Role Model

Since working for Change the Script, I am often asked whether I have a female British, Muslim role model. My mother is British, Muslim and happens to be my role model.

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Media Representation of Muslims: Why We Need Change

Simply entering the words ‘British Muslim women’ into the News Google Search will provide you with clarity on the issue of misrepresentation in the media.

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The Invisible Others

Growing up, I was an absolute bookworm. I still am, but over the years I’ve been faced with the realisation that the formation of my identity was through literature.

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What Does It Mean To Be British?

“No, Ray-hana”. I explained, using an Arabic emphasis on the ‘ha’. This assertion usually led to puzzled looks, which ultimately led to me stating, ‘Rihana, if that’s easier’.

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Three Awesome Muslim Women From History

Nusaybah bint Ka’ab, Fatima al-Fihiri, Razia Sultan. These are three extraordinary Muslim women, amidst many, in history whose stories are more than just exemplary;

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Why Aren’t There More Muslim Women in Design?

Scanning an office floor of a popular furniture company in London it was clear that first, it’s dominated by men and second, most of the females there were not of an ethnic let alone Muslim background.

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Am I Beautiful Now?

‘And my daughter pointed to the image of the woman with blonde straight hair and said “Mummy I want hair like her”. (Selina Bakkar, from Amaliah.com at Stylist Live: ‘Meet the Muslim Women Empowering Others’.).

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