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.


Amina Zuberi

photo of Amina Zuberi Chairlady, Tangana Women Development Group

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi

no photo available Helped found Wajir Peace Committee

Esha Faki Mwinyihaji

photo of Esha Faki Mwinyihaji Lecturer, Maseno University

Fatma Alhad Mohamed Hyder

photo of Fatma Alhad Mohamed Hyder Executive Director of JOMWA

Fatuma Kinsi Abass

photo of Fatuma Kinsi Abass Executive Director, Pastoralist Girls Initiative (PGI)

Hubbie Hussein al-Haji

photo of Hubbie Hussein al-Haji Executive Director, Womankind Kenya

Nurbibi Hassanali Shermohamed

no photo available Activist for HIV positive Muslim women seeking treatment

Sophia Abdi Noor

photo of Sophia Abdi Noor Member of Kenya’s 10th Parliament, Shura Council Member
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.