These women broke barriers and held records and also happened to be Muslim at the same time. These women did what most Muslim women wouldn’t dare to do and should be applauded for it.
1. Ibtihaj Muhammad
First female Muslim American to compete in the olympics in fencing. She was also invited to the white house by Barack Obama himself.
2. Anousheh Ansari
The sky is the limit for this woman. She is the first Muslim woman in space
3. Noor Tagouri
She is the first Muslim woman to be a news anchor on American television.
4. Salma Bint Hizab al-Oteibi
She is the first female councilor of Saudi Arabia, women in Saudi Arabia finally had the ability to vote in 2015.
5. Ambreen Sadiq
Britians first Muslim amateur female boxer.
6. Kadra Mohammad
The first Hijab wearing police woman in America, she’s also the first Somali female officer.
7. Dalia Mogahed
One of Barack Obama’s closest advisors, she is the first Muslim woman to work in the white house in 2009. She is a renowned speaker and writer, objective and credible in her speech and actions.
8. Stephanie Kurlow
The first Muslim hijabi ballet dancer. She wishes to be a professional ballet dancer and even dreams of opening a performance art academy.
9. Shirin Ebadi
The first Muslim woman to receive a Nobel peace prize as a judge. She was the first woman to achieve Chief Justice status but was dismissed after the 1979 revolution.
10. Malala Yousafzai
The youngest person to ever receive a Nobel peace prize, Malala is a Pakistani activist who fights for education in Pakistan for all women.