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     Reply #120 - December 19, 2012, 01:21 PM

    There is another book like it called "Zahraa's Paradise". It's very explicit though, like child-molesting-mullahs explicit. If you saw/read Persepolis when you were younger, this would be the adultish version Afro

    Quote from: ZooBear 

    • Surah Al-Fil: In an epic game of Angry Birds, Allah uses birds (that drop pebbles) to destroy an army riding elephants whose intentions were to destroy the Kaaba. No one has beaten the high score.

  • Female role models
     Reply #121 - December 19, 2012, 01:24 PM

    Thanks, I'll look for it  Afro
  • Female role models
     Reply #122 - December 21, 2012, 04:23 PM

    Ada Lovelace.  One of the most intelligent women that has ever lived.

    Ada Lovelace

    In my opinion a life without curiosity is not a life worth living
  • Female role models
     Reply #123 - December 21, 2012, 04:40 PM

    Role Models To young Muslimah_so what did they contribute?

    So there is a  book  on that subject with a title  " Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World"  the authors of that book are

    Heba Amin: Heba Amin was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. She attended the Cairo American College where she was given an American education, at the expanse of alienating her from the society she grew up in. She moved to the US in 1998 to attend the Macalester College to major in Studio Art. She exhibited in group shows in Minneapolis, Washington DC and most recently in New York. .

     Natalie Maydell: read Literae Humaniores at Exeter College, Oxford University and holds a Masters Degree in Ancient History from New College, Oxford University. She is a writer and Producer in London. Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World is her first book.

    Sep Riahi:  has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently he divides his time between Europe and America working on various film, interactive game and education projects. This book is his first publishing venture.

    Well all three appears to be undergraduates.  Anyway let us find out from them who are these extraordinary Women in Islam?  what is there contribution to Muslim Society, Muslim women and in general to women folks of this little planet., Let us find out and discuss this subject as this is Vital to Islam and vital to human race..  So the authors says
      Extraordinary Women from the  Muslim World tells the stories of the following thirteen women who overcame adversity to make their unique contributions to society, art, politics, literature, spirituality and human freedom  ...The objective of this book is to present an illustrative introduction to a select number of Muslim women who have lived extraordinary lives and gone to influence their communities in a positive way[/color], often overcoming extreme hardship and inaccurate stereotypes that have often been placed on the role of women in Islam.  The list of women in this book is in no way comprehensive or exhaustive. Nor is the book meant to be an academic study of their lives or a guide to what makes a good Muslim, per se. 

     good.. good ., but who are they??

    Let us put that list and discuss their stories

    Khadija bint Khuwaylid_Arabia - First Wife of the Prophet (pbuh)

     Aisha bint Abi Bakr _Arabia - Wife of the Prophet (pbuh)

    Al-Khansa _Arabia - Poet

     Rabi’a al-Adawiyya _ Iraq - Woman Saint

     Arwa bint Ahmed al-Sulayhiyya _Yemen - Queen of Yemen

     Sultan Razia _India - Warrior Queen of Delhi

     Nana Asmau _Nigeria - Scholar and Poet

     Tjut Njak Dien _Indonesia - Guerrilla Leader

     Halide Edib Adivar - Turkey - Novelist and Activist

     Umm Kulthum _Egypt - Singer

     Sabiha Gökçen_Turkey - Military Pilot

     Chaibia Tallal _Morocco - Painter

     Shirin Ebadi -Iran - Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    Well that is the list let us learn bit about them  and what they did and why they are role Models to  young Muslim women?

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
  • Female role models
     Reply #124 - January 12, 2013, 05:52 PM

    Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Urdu:شرمین عبید چنائے; born 1978), is an Emmy and Oscar award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker.[1][2] She won an Academy Award for her documentary, Saving Face in 2012. She won an Emmy for her documentary, Pakistan: Children of the Taliban in 2010.[3][4] She is also the first non-American to win the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.[4][5] She has been lauded as Pakistan's first female Oscar winner by the press and government [1] [2].[6]
    The Pakistani President conferred the Hilal-e-Imtiaz on Obaid-Chinoy on 23 March 2012, for bringing honor to Pakistan as a filmmaker.[3] Time magazine has named Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy within their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2012.[7][8][9][10][11]


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  • Female role models
     Reply #125 - January 12, 2013, 07:38 PM

    Harriet Tubnam

    Bell Hooks

    Angela Davis

    Erykah badu

    Poly Styrene

    "its fashionable to be an ex Muslim these days"
  • Female role models
     Reply #126 - January 15, 2013, 06:27 PM

    Some of my faves are: Waris Dirie, Mona Eltahawy, Iyanla Vanzant, Tavi Gevinson, Loreena Bobbitt, Layla Ali, Diana Lee Inosanto, Manal al Shariff, Annie Oakley, Mae West.

    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
  • Female role models
     Reply #127 - January 24, 2013, 02:54 PM

    I just realised nearly all of my own role models are men.

    Too fucking busy, and vice versa.
  • Female role models
     Reply #128 - January 24, 2013, 06:17 PM

    Do not look directly at the operational end of the device.
  • Female role models
     Reply #129 - January 24, 2013, 08:12 PM

    Is there a male role models thread?

    "God will say, "O Jesus, son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Make me and my mother gods beside God?" Qur'an 5:116

    "I told them clearly that I am a man...and that they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that the human being is emanated from a deity." - Haile Selassie
  • Female role models
     Reply #130 - January 24, 2013, 08:15 PM

    Not yet. Would you like to start it Afro

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  • Female role models
     Reply #131 - January 26, 2013, 05:24 PM

    Is there a male role models thread?

    Given the vast amount of male historical figures compared to their female counterparts, I am not entirely sure a "male only role model" thread would serve any purpose.

    Do not look directly at the operational end of the device.
  • Female role models
     Reply #132 - January 29, 2013, 05:25 AM

    Kate Bush.

    Rather be forgotten than remembered for giving in.
  • Female role models
     Reply #133 - January 29, 2013, 10:10 AM

    Marian Anderson. Unlike Martin Luther King, her part in the emancipation of Afro-Americans and her struggle against racism (and also misogynism) has not been hailed enough. She was one of those artists that could paralyze you with her voice. She mesmerized a world of racism and misogynism with her voice. "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty". This is how the elites in opera described her.

    The reason I mention her though, is for one special day in 1939. Despite the attempts to sabotage her and deny her a public performance on the Constitution Hill, by racist organizations, President Roosevelt arranged for her a performance of "My Country, Tis is Thee" infront of an audience, 75000 strong. The performance was held on Lincoln Memorial. There she was, with her godly voice, under the watchful gaze of Abraham Lincoln, performing for America, calling for freedom. A true success for humanism. Here is the performance:

    Notice the Abraham Lincoln Memorial behind her. The man who gave his life to fight racism and slavery. The symbolism is beautiful and meaningful.

    Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
  • Female role models
     Reply #134 - January 29, 2013, 10:18 AM

    Why don't people sing like that anymore?

    how fuck works without shit??

    Let's Play Chess!

    harakaat, friend, RIP
  • Female role models
     Reply #135 - January 29, 2013, 02:26 PM

    Good question. It really is beautiful, soulful etc.

    Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
  • Female role models
     Reply #136 - February 25, 2013, 07:17 PM

    Here's my role model:

    Ronda "Armbar Assassin" Rousey. Carrying the torch and momentum that the legend Gina Carano set in motion, she is changing the face of Women's Mixed Martial Arts right now. And it's fucking amazing to see it happen.

    On Saturday night she made MMA history; the first ever women's bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Not just a fight, but the main event. The headline fight. It would not have been possible without her resolve, her force of personality, her formidable combat prowess, her watchability. And her bankability, since money makes this machine move. We might have seen it eventually,  but not this soon. Maybe slowly, over a decade or so, we might have seen this happen. She made it happen. She wanted it and took it. Fuck the critics. Women's MMA is here whether you like it or not.


    All Access: Ronda Rousey

    "I have an accurate self assessment, which people call arrogance."
    - Ronda Rousey

    She's a fucking rock star. I love her. I want to have her babies.

    Too fucking busy, and vice versa.
  • Female role models
     Reply #137 - February 25, 2013, 07:46 PM

    I agree, Ishina.  She is amazing.

    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
  • Female role models
     Reply #138 - February 25, 2013, 08:46 PM

    As a computer science student who is pretty good at it, I kind of find myself humbled by Ada Lovelace. She was basically the world's first computer scientist, making programs for technology that didn't even exist.

    She was also a computer scientist doing actual computer science (research and thinking about functions, algorithms, and implementations), as opposed to software engineering (taking those things and writing programs to solve problems, emphasis on writing programs) which is what most computer scientists (myself included) end up doing for a living.

    I also find ZOMGitsCriss to sort of be a role model in the rational skepticism department, but I'm not entirely sure as to all her views yet. So far I've agreed with everything she says, and I commonly shove her video on slut shaming into peoples faces, but I'd like to know what she thinks of the whole PZ-tumblr style of social justice bullshit before I really look up to her.
  • Female role models
     Reply #139 - May 29, 2013, 03:46 PM

    Staceyann Chin

    I hear the rains, I see the fire, I feel the flame. It doesn't change the faces I want to blame for the shame I'm feeling.
    But the winds of change will blow again. And we're the lucky ones who travel on towards the sun.

    Can you hear it calling you?
  • Female role models
     Reply #140 - July 18, 2013, 07:10 PM

    Assata Shakur ; A black activist and escaped convict who lives in Cuba. Her name is on the FBI's most wanted list with $2m bounty reward on her head.

    "I'm standing here like an asshole holding my Charles Dickens"

    "No theory,No ready made system,no book that has ever been written to save the world. i cleave to no system.."-Bakunin
  • Female role models
     Reply #141 - May 08, 2014, 01:15 PM

    Physicist, Chemist, Two-time Nobel laureate, Woman's rights activist, science popularizer & education advocate, discoverer of two elements, and to top it off, an excellent mother (whose daughter was also a Nobel laureate in Chemistry).

    Was there anything this woman couldn't do!?
  • Female role models
     Reply #142 - June 09, 2014, 03:52 PM

     001_wub What an absolutely brilliant person.

    Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, one of the greatest experimental physicist.
  • Female role models
     Reply #143 - August 07, 2014, 06:17 PM

    That is 18 year old Mayam Mahmoud of Egypt and that tube is from Last year .. I am so glad to hear  that her family., her Mom is fully behind her..

    That is 30 year old Wajeha Al-Huwaider of Saudi Arabia driving against all odds and that  tube is from 2008 They are indeed role models.. role model to every Muslimah and even to some women folks all over the globe


    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
  • Female role models
     Reply #144 - August 10, 2017, 11:10 AM

    A Lamp is Turned off But Her light will shine forever ....

    Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau  born on  9 September 1929   was a German nun and a member of the Society of Daughters of the Heart of Mary who had devoted the last 50 years of life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan.  31 year old dr,  Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau  came  to Pakistan and spent her entire life in the country helping those unfortunate that were/are shunned by the subcontinent  society

    Dr Ruth Pfau, a symbol of selflessness and devotion to leprosy patients, passed away at the age of 87 in Karachi late Wednesday night while she was undergoing surgery, DawnNews reported.

    Dr Ruth had been undergoing treatment at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre for two weeks and passed away during surgery at 12:30am on Wednesday night, said the centre.

    In 1979, she was awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian award of the country. In 1989, Dr Ruth was presented the Hilal-i-Pakistan. Her last rites will be performed on August 19 at St. Patrick's Church in Karachi's Saddar area.

    well It is life it goes away one way or another way...  RIP... 

    There is role model for all ..Not just for Muslimah  .. FAITH HEADS MUST LEARN FAITH IS IRRELEVANT  FOR HELPING HUMANITY IN TROUBLE

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
  • Female role models
     Reply #145 - August 11, 2017, 03:57 PM

    My first meeting with Dr Ruth Pfau, the angel of Manghopir  Owais Tohid writes small tribute article  to Dr Ruth Pfau..


    Dr Ruth Pfau with her patients in mid 1970s

    Dr Ruth Pfau interview in Urdu some 8 years ago .. this is 1st part   to with rest of them  click the links in Quote  


    and you can read that article of Owais Tohid at that link...  Thank you Owais Tohid..

    Now could such person as Dr Ruth Pfau  be a role model young Muslimah??  
    Do we have any such role models  in  Islam??
    and why didn't she convert in to Islam??
    being a non-Muslim   does she go to Hell or heaven?? after all  she was born as Christian and died as Christian...

    So many questions to answer..  on the way let me read these links from ISLAMIC INTELLECTUALS  that put out women from  alleged  stories prophet of Islam's life as  role models ..

    12 Muslim Women Who Are  Role Models  

    THE ROLE MODELS FOR A MUSLIM WOMAN[url=http://[url=] Role Models for Muslim Women ]

    [url=] Role Models for Muslim Women

    well  those three links give me the taste of Women role models  that Islamic intellectuals preach to young ladies...

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
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