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March 05, 2006

MWA Celebrates March as Muslim Women in History Month

Assalamu Alaikum! March is International Women's History Month and Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA) is interested in learning about YOU, the Muslim woman living in today's world making tomorrow's history!! I am inviting you to visit MWA's Muslim Women in History Blog. This is where MWA hopes to share stories about Muslim women making history TODAY in their families and communities - setting precedents, launching campaigns or initiatives, teaching, writing, sharing, educating - shining brightly as examples of Muslim women living Islam and making their mark in history! If there is an extraordinary Muslim woman in your life, or if you have heard of the story of a Muslim woman making history, send her story (or link to existing story) to: In addition to being included in the MWA Muslim Women in History blog, your story could also be featured on MWA's website! Insha'Allah. Ma'Salaama, Aishah Schwartz Founder & Director
"The best women of mankind are four: Mariam daughter of Imran, Assiya wife of Pharoah, Khadija daughter of Khuwailid, and Fatima daughter of the Messenger of Allah." The Prophet Muhammad (narrated by Anas, recorded in Bukhari and Muslim)
Sister Kasar Abdulla - Muslimah Making History March 2006

Girl Scout Leader Sees Service as Way to Assist, Educate Muslim Youths

By JEANNINE F. HUNTER Saturday, 03/04/06 Faith in Action Kasar Abdulla, 24, is neither a spiritual teacher nor a member of the leadership board at the Salahadeen Center, a south Nashville mosque where fellow Kurdish immigrants worship. But she sees serving as a leader of a local Muslim Girl Scout troop as a way to teach others about her faith while mentoring younger Muslims. "Helping the community is stressed very much in Islam," said Abdulla, who leads the nearly 5-year-old Girl Scout Troop 628, one of four Muslim girl troops in Nashville. "We emphasize the teachings and act upon them in the service we do in the community." "I feel like it's my duty and my obligation as a Muslim woman, because I believe the Muslim girls need the exposure and they need experience … they can learn about Islam and they can grow strong." (read more)

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