Muslim Women Religious Leaders | Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. While no month or day can capture the impact of any group – especially one which makes up half of humanity – today is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the many contributions women have made and continue to make in our lives and world. This year’s theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world…celebrating the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.” As we look forward to a world that is free from the short term challenges of the pandemic, and appreciate the many ways that women have helped to alleviate this global scourge, we also look forward to a world in which the historical barriers to women’s well-being and participation in society are also eliminated, and that instead we have a society and world where the contributions of all women are valued, where their lives and security is safeguarded, and where they are given the opportunities and respect to live up to their full potential.

Thursday March 18th: Muslim Women Chaplains:
Uplifting the Importance of Women’s Religious Leadership in the Muslim American Community

Muslim women are the pillars of their thriving communities, occupying both leadership roles and supporting projects behind the scenes. Muslim women chaplains fill a religious and spiritual need for their communities, working in non-faith based spaces to support Muslims in colleges, in healthcare, and in many other sectors. In honor of Women’s History Month, ING invites you to join us in conversation with a diverse panel of women chaplains about their important work, how their religious leadership serves the Muslim American community, and what lessons we can all learn from their experiences. Register here to join us on Thursday, March 18th from 11:00 – 12:00pm PST.

• Nisa Muhammad, Chaplain, Howard University
• Sondos Kholaki, Chaplain, Hoag Hospital
• Amira Quraishi, Chaplain, Wellesley College

• Shakila Ahmad, Trustee, Islamic Networks Group (ING)
• Tabassum Haleem, CEO, Islamic Networks Group (ING)