Muslim Women: Past and Present

Recommend a Muslim Woman

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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This search feature will enable you to find Muslim women alphabetically by their first names. Many Muslim names have alternative spellings once rendered into English so if you cannot find the name you are looking for, please try the general search tab where you can enter keywords of your choice.
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This search feature will enable you to find Muslim women chronologically by the Common Era century. 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 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.


Aylin Aykan

photo of Aylin Aykan Pianist and Composer

Betul Yilmaz

no photo available Cofounder, Muslim Voices

Fatmire “Lira” Bajramaj

photo of Fatmire “Lira” Bajramaj Only Muslim player on the German Women's National Soccer Team

Gonca Aydin

no photo available Vice-President of the Union of Muslim Theologians and Islamic Religious Researchers, Shura Council Member

Halima Krausen

no photo available Muslim Scholar

Riem Spielhaus

no photo available Board of the Muslim Academy in Germany, academic and activist

Seyran Ateş

photo of Seyran Ateş Lawyer, Writer and Publicist

Tuba Isik

photo of Tuba Isik Research Assistant in Islamic Education and Kalam, Centre for Comparative Theology & Cultural Studies

Yasemin Karakasoglu

no photo available Chair for Intercultural Ed. at the Dept for Ed. at the University of Bremen/Germany, Supervisor to the federal government
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.