Muslim Women: Past and Present

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Throughout the ages, from the earliest days of Islam to contemporary times today, Muslim women have been and continue to be active leaders in their communities and countries across the world. This directory is a growing archive of leading Muslim women scholars, activists, writers, politicians, artists, religious and spiritual leaders, civil society leaders and more. Please contribute to this archive by suggesting Muslim women to be featured through our recommendation form.

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Mufuliat Fijabi

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Known For: Independent Consultant on Women’s Rights and Development Issues
Country: Nigeria

About

Mufuliat Fijabi is an independent consultant on women’s rights and development issues. She began her career as a journalist and has continued writing on gender and governance for both local and international publications. In addition to her work in journalism, Ms. Fijabi has co-authored several books focusing on women’s rights and Islamic law. As an activist, Ms. Fijabi worked as a Senior Program Officer at BAOBAB, a leading women’s rights NGO in Nigeria, for nearly 12 years. Currently, she works as a consultant and journalist and is on the boards of several local and international organizations.

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This search feature will enable you to find Muslim women by their Country. We are actively building the archive of Muslim women leaders from the past, as well as from today, and we would welcome your recommendations of women to feature. Please complete our “Recommend Muslim Women” form and check the site again in the near future as we actively expand this section of the portal with your suggestions.
This search feature will enable you to find Muslim women leaders by entering the keyword(s) of your choice. If you cannot find a particular woman that you are looking for, please let us know by completing our “Recommend Muslim Women” form and check the site again in the near future as we actively expand this section of the portal with your suggestions.