100 Extraordinary Muslim Women
Follow ASMA's journey to discover 100 extraordinary Muslim women! Each month, ASMA will highlight the achievements of inspiring Muslim women who have shaped our societies in the past and those who are currently playing a pivotal role in transforming the lives of Muslim women.100 Extraordinary Muslim Women Past & Present
Islam vs. ISIS
Muslims Stand Against Violent Extremism
This summer, the WISE team has been hard at work on a grassroots collaborative and multidisciplinary project, a Community Guide, aimed at discrediting extremist groups like ISIS and showcasing the ideology of peace in Islam. This Guide will break down the scriptural misuse of these groups and show the various factors surrounding their targeted recruitment tactics.
YOUR opinion is an essential component of this project. In order to make the Guide as useful and informative as possible, it is necessary for us to gauge 1) the aggregate views of Muslims in America on extremism and 2) perceptions about the impact groups like ISIS are having on American Muslims. Your responses are not for attribution and will remain absolutely confidential.
I know you share my concern about the collective toll that the growth of violent extremism is taking on American Muslims. It is time for us to stand united against those who slander the name of Islam worldwide. We encourage you to take 5 minutes of your time to complete the survey - the more responses we have, the stronger our collective voice will be. You can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NTMJ2ZW.
If you know of other Muslims in America who might be interested in participating in this important project, please feel free to circulate this survey to them.
We very much appreciate your support, and look forward to your receiving your responses.
Executive DirectorTake Survey
Highlights from the WISE 3rd Global Conference
More about the 2011 Conference
August 2013 - In the eighteenth volume of our 100 Extraordinary Muslim Women Past and Present profile series, we present two historians: Gulbadan Banu Begum (India, 1523-1603 CE) and Asli Sancar (United States/Turkey, 1944-Present).Read More
July 2013 - In the seventeenth volume of our 100 Extraordinary Muslim Women Past and Present profile series, we present two calligraphers - Asma Ibret (Turkey, CE 1780 – Unknown) and Soraya Syed (United Kingdom, Unknown - Present).Read More
Iran has the highest ratio of female to male undergraduates in the world, according to UNESCO. Females makes up about 65% of the student population.-
Currently, there are two Muslim women heads of state: President Atifete Jahjaga of Kosovo and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed of Bangladesh.-
Previously, there have been six Muslim women heads of state: Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan), Khaleda Zia (Bangladesh), Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé (Mali), Mame Madior Boye (Senegal), Tansu Ciller (Turkey), and Megawati Sukarnoputri (Indonesia).-