Activism and faith are inextricably linked for many Muslim women.
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump criticized Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen U.S. soldier, for staying silent during an appearance at the Democratic Convention. He suggested “maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say.”
But Trump was wrong ― Khan had plenty to say and she still does. She’s part of a large group of Muslim women, past and present, who shatter stereotypes and speak up loudly about the issues that matter to them, whether it’s protesting Trump’s backdoor Muslim ban, or showing their support for the victims of Syria’s brutal civil war.
In honor of Muslim Women’s Day, The Huffington Post has curated 55 stunning photos of Muslim women participating in protests for their rights and for peace. The photo collection seeks to highlight just a few of the places in the world that have been touched by the power of Muslim women’s activism. Contrary to the stereotype Trump fell for, Muslim women have been talking back for quite some time.
Now more than ever, it’s important to elevate these women’s voices.