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Happy International Women's Day! (Better late than never)

Fatima Al-Fihri: Founded the world's first university in Fez, Morocco in 859 AD. Laleh Bakhtiar: First American woman to translate the Quran (Islamic holy book) into English, and provided different meanings for many ambiguous Arabic words. Shirin Ebadi: First Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  Also first woman in Iran to achieve Chief Justice status. Daisy Khan: Founded Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE).  WISE works to "reclaim women's rights in Islam using a human rights and social justice based framework". Anousheh Ansari: First Muslim woman in space. Malala Yousafzai: Activist and Advocate for women's rights to education around the world.  Literally took a bullet for women's education. Source: I'm a day late but happy International Women's Day!  This post celebrates some of the pioneering and groundbrea