15 Inspirational Muslim Women In 2017

05/25/2017 07:04 pm ET Updated May 26, 2017

1. Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota House Representative and the highest elected  Somali-American in the United States.
Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota House Representative and the highest elected Somali-American in the United States.

2. Saufeeya Goodson

Saufeeya Goodson is an international content creator and Influencer. Goodson has been featured in teen vogue and she is the c
Saufeeya Goodson is an international content creator and Influencer. Goodson has been featured in teen vogue and she is the co-owner of @hijabfashion a fashion page on instagram.

3. Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an African American fencer  and Olympian. She is the first Muslim American woman to compete in the 2016 O
Ibtihaj Muhammad is an African American fencer and Olympian. She is the first Muslim American woman to compete in the 2016 Olympics while wearing the hijab and the first Muslim-American woman to win a medal at the Olympics.

4. Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American Civil Rights Activist. Sarsour made her mark this year when she co-organized the Wome
Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American Civil Rights Activist. Sarsour made her mark this year when she co-organized the Women’s March on Washington which was estimated to draw over 400,000 people. One of the goals of the Women’s March on Washington was to make the world understand that women’s rights are also human rights.

5. Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain is  a British-Bangladeshi Baker and author. Nadiya was the winner of the sixth season of The Great British Bak
Nadiya Hussain is a British-Bangladeshi Baker and author. Nadiya was the winner of the sixth season of The Great British Bake Off and was named one of the 500 most influential people in UK by Debrett’s. She has a BBC documentary titled, The Chronicles of Nadiya.

6. Ruma

Ruma is a fashion blogger who was recently featured on H&M’s twitter page for her unique sense of style.
Ruma is a fashion blogger who was recently featured on H&M’s twitter page for her unique sense of style.

7. Halima Aden

Halima Aden is a Somali-American model. She is known for being the first Somali-American Muslim to compete in the Minnesota U
Halima Aden is a Somali-American model. She is known for being the first Somali-American Muslim to compete in the Minnesota USA pageant and become a semi finalist while wearing hijab. Her first runway appearance was in Kanye West’s Yeezy season 5 fashion show.

8. Basma K.

Basma K. is a fashion blooger and she runs a small fashion boutique called, <em>The Basma K collection. </em>The collection m
Basma K. is a fashion blooger and she runs a small fashion boutique called, The Basma K collection. The collection mainly sells scarves and different floral prints. The link to her boutique’s website is here.

9. Yumnah Najah

Yumnah Najah is an African-American Muslim woman who started her own business at the age of 17 years old. She runs a hand pai
Yumnah Najah is an African-American Muslim woman who started her own business at the age of 17 years old. She runs a hand painted jewelry business with beautiful Afrocentric and multicultural prints. She has had high profile people such as Elle and Kyla Pratt wear her designs. The website to purchase jewelry is linked here.

10. Shahd Batal

Shahd Batal is a youtuber and vlogger. Her videos usually focus on tips for healthy skin and makeup.
Shahd Batal is a youtuber and vlogger. Her videos usually focus on tips for healthy skin and makeup.

11. Aisha Ibrahim

Aisha Ibrahim is a fashion and beauty blogger based in London. Aisha has had feautures in galore and buzzfeed.
Aisha Ibrahim is a fashion and beauty blogger based in London. Aisha has had feautures in galore and buzzfeed.

12. Alishah Malik

Alishah Malik is an aspiring fashion designer who is working on making clothing for all women. Her pieces are inspired multic
Alishah Malik is an aspiring fashion designer who is working on making clothing for all women. Her pieces are inspired multicultural African prints. Her signature is making scarves to match with hijabs.

13. Sagal Ibrahim Shire

Sagal Ibrahim is a British-Somali based in the UK. Sagal is a fashion and lifestyle blogger. The link to her online blog is <
Sagal Ibrahim is a British-Somali based in the UK. Sagal is a fashion and lifestyle blogger. The link to her online blog is here.

14. Dr. Jamila Karim

Dr. Jamila Karim is the first Muslim professor of religious studies at Spelman college. She is an award winning author and ea
Dr. Jamila Karim is the first Muslim professor of religious studies at Spelman college. She is an award winning author and earned her doctorate degree from Duke University. Her debut book is titled, American Muslim Women.

15. Carolyn Walker Diallo

Carolyn Walker Diallo was sworn in on the Quran as a New York City Civil court judge in December 2015. Diallo received backla
Carolyn Walker Diallo was sworn in on the Quran as a New York City Civil court judge in December 2015. Diallo received backlash for swearing in as a judge on the Quran but her action is inspirational to many people around the world.
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