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.
- By Category
- By Name
- By Century
- By Country
- 100 Extraordinary Muslim Women
- Global Muslim Women's Shura Council
- Academic Leaders
- Civic Leaders
- Cultural Leaders
- Heads of State
- Opinion Leaders
- Political Leaders
- Spiritual and Religious Leaders
- WISE Conference 2011 Participants
Known For: Writer
Sheema Khan was three years old when she emigrated with her family from India to Montreal. They wanted a country with a good education system and work opportunities. But mostly, they wanted to leave behind the sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims in their Calcutta home.
Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman is a collection of 50-plus essays by Khan. It is obvious they started as newspaper columns — each is short and tied to new stories about terrorism, sharia law, the balance of rights between people of faith and those who do not want any signs of religion in the public square.
The short essays that form her book cover a range of topics, interweaving personal experiences of interfaith interactions and spiritual journeys as a Canadian Muslim woman with reflections on national and international political issues.
Articles Written by SHEEMA KHAN
Jennifer Green, Q&A: Author Sheema Khan on the challenges of reconciling her faith with her Gender, 2010
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States