Reclaiming Our Legacy

Women in Islam, Inc. was founded in 1992.  Our mission is to advance the spiritual and intellectual development of women to empower them as dynamic participants in civil society and as advocates for human rights and social justice.

Centuries ago, Islam elevated the position of women in society and treated them on equal and equitable standing with men, and in some cases, gave them even higher status. Islam prohibits the oppression of any of humanity – women, children, the elderly, the sick, the wounded, and the physically challenged. The hungry must be fed, the naked clothed, the homeless sheltered, and the wounded or diseased given medical care, regardless of their political views. Our vision and mandate are to reclaim that Legacy.

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ISNA 2016 – Our Board Members Speak

Women in Islam, Inc. Founder Aisha al-Adawiya and Board Director Noera Ayaz spoke at the ISNA convention. They discussed the topics of hospitable mosques and the Marrakesh Declaration.

ISNA Convention September 2-5, 2016 in Chicago

Dear Friends, Join Women In Islam, Inc. in Chicago at #ISNA53, #ISNA2016! Aisha Al-Adawiya and Noera Ayaz will be facilitating and speaking at two Roundtables at the ISNA convention: Saturday, Sept. 3, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel Room: LAX The Marrakesh Declaration – A Re-Orientation Towards Madinan Ideals Sunday, Sept. 4,
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Women in Islam, Inc. at the Wharton School

Here are some thoughts from Noera Ayaz, our Board Director on her visit to the Wharton School: A Day in Philadelphia. It was a great experience visiting The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philly. I had the opportunity to speak on a panel, “Women in Islam,” with three incredibly accomplished Muslim women,