On the occasion of Muslim Women's Day... Get to know five Muslim women who broke barriers in different fields

 On the occasion of Muslim Women's Day... Get to know five Muslim women who broke barriers in different fields

On the occasion of Muslim Women’s Day, which falls today and is celebrated for the second time since it was celebrated for the first time in 2017, we decided to highlight the achievements of five Muslim women who broke all barriers in many fields, so read on and be inspired by their strength that inspires you to pursue your dreams :

On the occasion of Muslim Women's Day... Get to know five Muslim women who broke barriers in different fields

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Halima Aden

From the moment Halima Aden first stepped onto the runway during New York Fashion Week's Fall 2017 shows, it seemed clear that the world was on a date with a model who could break the boundaries of diversity. 

A model with the power to exemplify inclusivity, effortless elegance, and natural beauty, all while walking just once on the catwalk. The model grew up in refugee camps in Kenya, and despite her harsh childhood, she became one of the well-known models within a short period, as she  “I wear my hijab like a crown for me It takes time to reach this conviction.

 When I was young, I was almost ashamed, and others would bully me for not having hair; Because I looked like a strange creature. And because of the harassment I had for wearing the hijab, I almost took it off,

 but it is my spiritual identity.” The openness of the nineteen-year-old is one of her defining strengths. “When I walk down the aisle, I want people to see that: 'Yes, I wear the hijab,' and yet I have a lot of skills and abilities," Aden adds. I want us to get to where we only see women.”

Raha Muharraq

The 32-year-old managed to enter history as the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest, and also became the first woman from her country to be chosen as an ambassador for the famous Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer, and representing many brands in advertising campaigns, including Dior and Burberry.

 In a previous interview, Raha told Vogue, “My hope, if I ever had daughters, would be that they would be born in a time when the phrase 'first woman' didn't exist, that there were no records because we broke them all, and that he didn't know terms like 'first Arab' or 'the first woman'. The first 'Muslim' or 'first woman' to do this or that."

Larry flower

As a Nike Pro Hijab brand ambassador, Zahra Lari, the first Emirati figure skater, has been crowned the first #Arabian from the Middle East to become a professional figure skater and subsequently become a world-famous name. 

Larry uses the field of sports to deliver positive messages to girls from all over the world urging them to pursue their dreams regardless of the obstacles that may stand in their way, and we look forward to what this young woman will achieve in other pioneering achievements.

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj participated with the US team during the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and works to empower women in several fields. In addition to being a professional athlete, she also established a fashion label dedicated to hijab fashion under the name “Laila”, she said about her in a previous interview with Vogue Arabia: 

“Here we are not Lucky like you (in the Middle East), we do not find anyone who easily meets the requirements of hijab fashion, so my brother suggested that I make my own clothes.” In November 2017, Mattel announced the release of its first hijab-wearing Barbie, inspired by fencing Ibtihaj Muhammad, who was the first female Olympic athlete on the US team to wear a hijab.

Noor Tagouri

Nour Tagouri is a hijabi journalist and social activist. Born in 1993 in West Virginia to Libyan parents, the family moved shortly thereafter to Maryland, where Nour grew up and found her passion in media. “I knew I wanted to make a living by asking questions,” she says, and at sixteen she specialized in media.

 Visual, at the University of Maryland, and took a CBS radio internship within one year of her studies.

 Nour describes the difficulty of wearing the hijab in her field, saying: “In one of my early days at CBS, I heard a group of (male) reporters say I couldn't get a job as long as 'this thing was on my head', and she admits that the hijab worked in her favor. In the news field, she says, “People can easily trust you; They feel you can be trusted just by being different.”

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