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Featured Five – The Great Women of Islam



The contributions of women in Islam is indisputable. Some women have had a great role and status in Islam and are, therefore, revered and appreciated in Islamic history.

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“Sufficient for you among the women of mankind are Mariam bint ‘Imran, Khadijah bint Khuwailid, Fatimah bint Muhammad and Asiyah the wife of Fir’awn.”

Al Tirmidhi (Sahih)

The Prophet has also mentioned a fifth woman and that is Aisha, whereby he ﷺ said:

“The superiority of ‘Aishah to other women is like the superiority of Tharid (the most popular signature dish at the time) to other kinds of food.”

Al-Nisai (Hasan)

Here are some of the greatest Muslim women in Islamic history in more detail.So who are these women and why are they so special?

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