WOMEN IN ISLAM, INC. is an organization of professional and social activist Muslim women who are dedicated to the empowerment of women through knowledge and practice of Islam.

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.

We now have a Blog at Wordpress! Please visit Muslim Women Take Lead: Social Justice & Human Rights for updates on our activities & more!

Read our Publication Women Friendly Mosques and Community Centers: Working Together to Reclaim our Heritage and a recently published report Women and the American Mosque: Report No. 3 from the U.S. Mosque Study 2011



  • 12th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony, June 2013.
    Honoring Women Who Dedicate Their Lives to Helping Others
    Learn more about our 2013 honorees: Shirley Sherrod, Monami Maulik & Karen Washington!


  • Lectures on Human Rights and Social Justice: Health as a Human Right on March 30, 2013 10am-5pm.
  • Lectures on Human Rights and Social Justice: Arts+Social Justice on December 13, 2012 6pm.
  • Inclusive Mosques in the 21st Century: A Women's Dialogue Session September 2, 2012, 2:30-4:00pm, ISNA Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • 11th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony, June 2012
  • Lectures on Human Rights & Social Justice: Survival, Sustainable Humanitarian Relief and Development in East Africa February 15,2012 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • State Senator Bill Perkins' Eid Celebration September 2, 2012 6pm
    Women In Islam, Inc. was among co-sponsoring organizations.
  • Fifth Annual Ramadan Iftar with Borough President Scott Stringer August 9, 2011, 6:30pm
  • Women In Islam, Inc. was a co-sponsor.
  • Inclusive Mosques in the 21st Century, July 1-4, 2011
  • Panelists: Akel Kahera, Meryam Eskandari, Aisha Al-Adawiya, Moderated by Sarah Sayeed At the ISNA Convention: Loving God, Loving Neighbor, Living in Harmony
  • 10th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Lecture & Award Ceremony
  • Muslim Women: Presentation at Adelphi University, Long-Island
  • Under-Represented: Muslim Women and Media- with Laila Al-Arian, Al Jazeera English; Read more
  • Veiled Voices: Screening and Discussion
  • Sr. Aisha Al-Adawiya spoke at the the Fist ISNA Diversity in Islam Forum, held in Detroit in January, 2011 and the Annual RIS Conference in Canada in December.
  • Sarah Sayeed, President, delivered a presentation at the International Symposium on Civilization and Values, The Istanbul Approach, held in Istanbul Turkey, in December, 2010.
  • Board member Muniba Hassan and Sarah Sayeed, President, recently presented the religious, historical, and contemporary dimensions of Muslim women's experiences to the Larchmont Interfaith Council.
  • In partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Women In Islam, Inc. facilitated a workshop on Islam and Muslim women for NYC Public School teachers.