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?