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: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fazeela-siddiqui/10-muslim-women-you-should-know_b_1348903.html

I'm a day late but happy International Women's Day!  This post celebrates some of the pioneering and groundbreaking Muslim women through the centuries.


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