Remarkable muslim women of the 20th century


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I came across a Photobook titled Remarkable women of the 20th century and I thought, why not do something similar for Muslim women. I did a lot of research but I am sure there are many names that should be there but I don't know off. Feel free to comment and add their names

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Remarkable muslim women of the 20th century

  1. 1. Remarkable Muslim Women of the 20th+ Century Javed Mohammed
  2. 2. Sabiha Gökçen World's first female fighter pilot and first Turkish female combat pilot, aged 23
  3. 3. Madhubala (Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi) first female Indian Muslim screen icon
  4. 4. Meena Keshwar Kamal women’s rights activist founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan in 1977. Photo Credit: Creative Commons/RAWA.
  5. 5. Betty Shabazz Wife of Malcolm X and early Muslim activist
  6. 6. Umm Kulthum: widely regarded as the greatest female Arabic singer in history
  7. 7. Ingrid Mattson: First female president of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
  8. 8. Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, Baroness Warsi: First Muslim to serve as a minister in the United Kingdom
  9. 9. Tahmineh Milani: first prolific Persian film director/writer
  10. 10. Afghan Girl: Sharbat Gula: June 1985
  11. 11. Rabia Z: Fashion Designer First brand to produce prêt-a-couture ranges catering to niche needs of the ever evolving 96 Billion US$ Islamic Wear Market
  12. 12. Benazir Bhutto In 1988: first woman elected to lead a Muslim state & Pakistan’s first female prime minister.
  13. 13. Mehreen Faruqi: First Muslim woman to serve in an Australia parliament.
  14. 14. Nawal al-Moutawakel International Olympic Committee’s vice-president, and first Moroccan, African, Arab, Muslim woman athlete to win a gold Olympic medal. president. (AFP)
  15. 15. Merve Kavakci Turkish-American lawmaker: First time in 1999 a woman arrived in parliament wearing a headscarf for her swearing-in ceremony (and then forced out)
  16. 16. Shirin Ebadi: 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for human rights and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize.
  17. 17. Anousheh Ansari: first Muslim Woman in space in 2006
  18. 18. Ruqaya Al-Ghasara from Bahrain: First Muslim athlete to participate in Olympics with Hijab
  19. 19. Mecca Laalaa, Australia's first female Muslim surf lifesaver
  20. 20. Wafaa Yaakoub, crowned as Miss Arab World 2007
  21. 21. Tawakkul Karman: Co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize 2011
  22. 22. Donna Eljammal: Sweden’s first veiled police recruit, 2011
  23. 23. Dalia Mogahed: First Muslim woman appointed to a position in President Barack Obama’s administration
  24. 24. Hadia Tajik: First Muslim woman to become Minister (of Culture) in Norway, 2012
  25. 25. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy first Oscar for a Pakistani Director, 2012
  26. 26. Zahra Lari: First Hijab Wearing Muslim Woman Figure Skater to compete in an international competition, 2012
  27. 27. Amina El Sergany is the first ever Muslim referee, Olympics 2012
  28. 28. Malala Yousafzai: Pakistani teenage activist for girls education, 2012
  29. 29. Samina Baig: First Pakistani and youngest Muslim woman to climb Everest, 2013
  30. 30. Barbara Muhammad Sharief: Broward County's diversity, commissioners in 2013 selected as the new county mayor a black woman raised in the Muslim faith
  31. 31. Ibtihaj Muhammad: First African-American Muslim female fencer in the history of the sport
  32. 32. Sadia Saifuddin (BA ’14) 40th student regent to sit on the University of California Board of Regents and first Muslim to join the board 2013
  33. 33. Shehneela Ahmed: Lawyer becomes Britain’s first female Muslim football agent in 2014 Photo: ROCHDALE ONLINE
  34. 34. A K2 Vista Production • All images are copyright of the respective owners and obtained from the public domain. • This is not a complete list. If you feel someone should be added, please comment and/or create your own list. • Contact: