Women Creating Legacy Communities

  Founder and Chair Emeritus, Aisha Al-Adawiya organized and moderated a panel at the Annual ISNA Convention, “Standing Strong: Women Creating Legacy Communities.” Creating Legacy Communities Panelists included (left to right in photo) Tayyibah Taylor, founder of Azizah Magazine, Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim woman elected to Michigan’s State House of Representatives, Robina Niaz, founder of

Dr. Betty Shabazz Award Ceremony

    Awardees Farhana Khera, Muslim Advocates; Nurah Amatulllah, Muslim Women’s Institute, and Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough TV! In recognition of Dr. Betty Shabazz, educator, civil rights advocate, and Muslim woman leader, Women In Islam, Inc. hosted its 9th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Lecture and Awards Ceremony on June 27.  The ceremony honors women who exemplify dedication and

Recommendations to CEDAW

  For our annual Charting Our Own Course annual Women’s History event,  Women In Islam, Inc., in partnership with Karamah, organized a forum on CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of  Discrimination Against Women. Held at the United Nations, the forum presented Karamah’s recommendations for a new amendment to CEDAW regarding Economic Consequences of Marriage and

In Memory: Aasiya Zubair

A year ago, February 12, Sr. Aasiya Zubair was brutally murdered by her husband.  Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon– Truly every life, everything material, comes from Allah, the Most High, and to Him is our return.  Her death, as it was publicized through the media, brought the global Muslim community face to face with domestic violence

Heaven’s Gate Article by Ingrid Mattson

Check out this awesome piece, which is actually a presentation delivered by Dr. Mattson at a conference, Portraits of Women in Islam, Comparative Perspectives and Challenges.  Women In Islam, Inc. gave Dr. Mattson the Dr. Betty Shabazz Award in 2007. “Heaven’s Gate: How Muslim Women Open and Close the Door for their Sisters” http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/Heavens_Gate.pdf