Muslim Women’s Day was created by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of MuslimGirl.com. She proudly chooses to wear the hijab and has grown an online platform for Mulsim girls to speak about their experience.
There are millions of Muslim women arond the world and in our personal lives who deserve admiration and praise. Mulslim Women’s Day gives us pause to reflect on these feminst activists and leaders.
Here are four women to look up to:
Helly Luv: A Kurdish songwriter and performer who now resides in LA. Having been forced to leave her home country due to war she now uses her talents to stop the spread of violence. She has been quoted saying she personally chose her style of bright hair and makeup to annoy ISIS. One of her videos was filmed a few short miles away from the ISIS frontlines. She’s also a humanitarian leader, in 2014 she created the Luv House which gives aid to people and animals throughout Kurdistan.
Saba Kord Afshari: A 20-year-old Muslim woman who started a revolution by simply taking off her hijab. What first started out as a small civil protest soon inspired hundreds of women to take off their hijabs in defiance of Iran’s obligatory hijab legislation. Women take photos of themselves waving the scarves as flags in protest of their government. Saba was sentenced to 24 years in prison for this revolutionary crime.
TAHANY EL GEBALI: The first woman to be appointed to Egypt’s Courts as a judge. She works with the UN as a legal expert and speaks frequently at Arab Institute for Human Rights in Tunis. Tahany was also the first woman to be elected to the Permanent Bureau of the Union of Arab Lawyers. She is an inspiration to Egyptian women everywhere, and encouragement to those who might be a first in their field.
Giti Pourfazel: An Iranaian human rights lawyer who has spent the past decade representing Iranians abused by the Regime and police. While receiving personal threats and harassment from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and other government officials, she carried on defending the rights of Iranian citizens without payment. Notably, she represented Mojtaba Ahmadi, a 22 year old accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammad. Ahmadi was sentenced to death and Pourfazel prevailed in court against the cruel sentence. She was arrested in late 2019 with five other women for signing a letter calling for the abolition of the Khomeinist regime. She is still being detained by the Iranian government.
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