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Winner of the 2020 Best Book Awards in Women’s Issues


A full-color illustrated collection of riveting, inspiring, and stereotype-shattering stories that reveal the beauty, diversity, and strength of Muslim women both past and present.

Tired of seeing Muslim women portrayed as weak, sheltered, and limited, journalist Seema Yasmin reframes how the world sees them, to reve
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ebook, 176 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Harper Design
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Maureen
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book really busts the proverbial oppressed and submissive Muslim women stereotypes. A really essential book to read. Thoroughly enjoyable and it definitely broadened my horizons and thought process. Women can do anything they put their minds to and still be true to themselves and their beliefs. Five Stars
Melody Moezzi
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must-have for every bookshelf! This book is a stunning and timely celebration that will fill everyone who reads it with hope, admiration, and inspiration. I can't recommend it more highly! As a Muslim woman, I'm especially grateful that this book even EXISTS. And what a gift, moreover, that it exists with such brilliant prose combined with such stunning imagery. ...more
Caitlin
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a good broad variety of amazing women who portray the multitude of diversity within Islam. It features sportswomen, political figures, tv reality stars, scientists...such a broad scope! I definitely fall into the category of historian (do I get to call myself that now? History degree is nearly 2/3 done lol) that features primarily on white euro-centric aspects so the historical info was amazing to read.

I'd definitely recommend.
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Alexia
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Books are a weapon. A peaceful weapon perhaps, but they are a weapon.” - Mariama Bâ


This collection was absolutely amazing. I knew I would automatically love this book when it started with my fave SZA. There are so many great women in this book, and I was constantly googling to learn more about them. I felt so inspired by so many of their stories, and I loved how this story included Muslim women from all kinds of backgrounds and even different time periods. The illustrations are absolutely g
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Rana Tahir
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ramadan-reads
This is a fun book that presents the multitude of ways one can live as a muslim and a woman. I resonated deeply with the introduction, in particular. I’m not one for profiles of people, but if I had a daughter, I’d definitely share this book with her.
Catherine Pratt
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very important book that I just had to read. I have many Muslim friends but they are all men or boys. Where I am from there were many many Muslim people. But the women were never part of anything that we had for the public. The reason as to why is because the women were sure to think that we would not understand the because they are so different from other women. Now that I have read the book, I understand what the women go thru at times. Just because they are different, it does not me ...more
Narges
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A well done book profiling women who are living their lives with the common thread of being Muslim. Each women’s profile shares interesting items about the woman and the way she is rising/risen to be who she is in.
A beautiful and appreciated aspect is the diversity which the author sought out and truly captured, not just the stereotypical Middle Eastern women in hijab.
The illustrations exude pure artistic talent.
Carla (literary.infatuation)
Besides the beauty of this book, how encouraging and uplifting and inspirational these stories are about Muslim women across the globe, its diversity is probably its best asset. Muslim Women Are Everything: Danish punk singers, white Latinx rock stars, Iranian mathematicians, African writers, Black songwriters in America and so much more. They are of all races, cultures and backgrounds; and Yasin managed to even find representation within the wide range of beliefs in Islam: Sunni, Shia, Ahmadi, ...more
Soap
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so insanely beautiful holy shit
Megsbookclub
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was looking through my books the other day and found these three books about Women that I wanted to share with you. These books feature everyday women, women that are trailblazers, women that change the world, and women that continue to shatter glass ceilings. These books are about women that are artists, bakers, comedians, athletes, politicians and entrepreneurs. These books are about changing the stereotypes and instead sharing the beauty, diversity and strength that women bring to the table ...more
EliG
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Sharing our truths comes at a cost, it seems. There is liberation in radical honesty, in baring the ugly, the sad, the joyful. And then there is the fear of hurting those who presume silence is protection, who want to guard us from cultures and people who don’t want us to speak openly about our relationship with Islam, our bodies and each other. Speaking up can put us in full possession of our experiences and desires—and in conflict. So we walk a line between transparency as freedom and mutenes ...more
Lynn
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Praise of Muslim Women

This is really nice book for middle grade students on up. It covers the lives of several important women in the world who were Muslim. I think many Muslim girls want to learn more about important Muslim women and hear their praises sung. It’s good for other readers too. As a teacher of many Muslim girls I want to know about books out there which are relevant. This is very good.
Jessica M
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a gorgeous book that tells the story of a number of Muslim women. The obstacles they have faced, how they have overcome them, and the change they have made in the world. It shows the breadth of roles they have played, and shows Muslim women in their strength. I highly recommend it. It's a beautiful book with a strong message, important not only to the Muslim women who will find strength in it, but to everyone, showing them a side of these women we may not regularly see portrayed. ...more
Ellison
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shares the many activities women of the faith engage in, even if they are a dude. Many flee their country as they are threatened there and a Western country is more accepting of their faith/beliefs/behaviors. Includes women of the past, features animation-like illustrations. Insightful.
Caitlin
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeously illustrated and well-organized collection of stories on Muslim women who are breaking stereotypes, pushing boundaries, and excelling in every field. I learned a lot about different facets of modern Islamic faith and culture from this book.
Candace H-H
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audiobook through the library. Next I want to read the book so I can see the accompanying illustrations of these fascinating, often inspiring books of diverse Muslim women from all over the world.
Justi Trauernicht
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved hearing about different Muslim women across the globe! Very inspiring.
Laura
Dec 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
some amazing women and their stories - many who I heard of and some new to me.
Kathryn
This is another book I think everyone should read. There are so many women mentioned who have done phenomenal things — and they are just a sampling!

Read this and be inspired.
Saima
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2021
5/5 stars.

This was so inspiring and empowering and I loved everything about it.
Dee
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great way to get introduced to many amazing Muslim women. It's full of short bios of successful women and beautiful art to accompany each story. ...more
Kay
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have learnt about some more amazing ladies today, after work I went home and googled a few.
L C
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Black Americans make up one-fifth of America’s Muslim population according to a 2019 report by the Pew Research Center, and yet, the American mainstream centers Arab American and South Asian Muslim experiences when it talks about Islam, inviting Arab Americans and South Asians to write op-ed columns in newspapers and to speak on behalf of all Muslims as pundits on cable news. Islam is often radicalized and made synonymous with any people from the Middle East and Asia, although more than three-q ...more
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