Muslim Women in History

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Despite the stereotypes, Muslim women have always played a vital role in the Muslim community, and not only in traditional roles.  Early Muslim women served the community through scholarship, teaching, nursing, and other important activities.  Among them:

  • Asma bint Abu Bakra noble woman known for her intelligence and generosity
  • Aishah bint Abu Bakr – known for her spirit and good memory, she became a teacher to other Muslims and a narrator of hadith
  • Barakah the only person who was with the Prophet (peace be upon him) from his birth to his death
  • Fatimah bint Muhammad the Prophet’s daughter was deeply devoted to him, and spent her time in prayer and worship
  • Hafsa bint Umar – a women who was not afraid to speak her mind
  • Khadija bint Khuwailid – the Prophet (peace be upon him) described her: “”She believed in me when no one else did; she accepted Islam when people rejected me; and she helped and comforted me when there was no one else to lend me a helping hand.”
  • Nasibah bint Ka’b – a “woman warrior” – she fought in the battle of Uhud and others
  • Ramlah bint Abu Sufyana courageous woman who embraced Islam despite the protests of her father, a fierce enemy of the Muslim community
  • Rumaysa bint Milhanknown for her bravery and excellent character
  • Sawda bint Zama – a widow who was the first Muslim to emigrate to Abbyssinia
  • Umm Salamahone of the first believers, she remained steadfast despite persecution

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