If you're sad that Women’s History Month is wrapping up in a few days, I have some good news for you: the celebratory days have not ended just yet! This year is the third anniversary of the annual Muslim Women’s Day, celebrated on March 27 around the world, and there are many trailblazing Muslim women everyone should know about.
Muslim Women's Day is an opportunity to elevate the voices of Muslim women by curating content that reflects their experiences. On social media, users are using the hashtag #MuslimWomensDay to bring attention to stories that are often otherwise overlooked by others and to celebrate the holiday.
The founder of Muslim Women’s Day and media publication Muslimgirl.com, a publication created for the empowerment of Muslim women,Amani Al-Khatahtbeh explained in an interview with CNN why this day is so important. “We wanted to create a day where we just celebrate Muslim women... and engineer a new precedent for Muslim women's representation in mainstream media," she told the news outlet. “Muslim Women's Day is a call to action to... center Muslim women's voices for the day, to empower us, to flood the Internet with new, diverse, positive stories and Muslim women's voices, and basically just pass the mic.”
So, in honor of the third annual Muslim Women’s Day, here are six amazing Muslim women everyone should know about: