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From the very beginning, strong women have played a central role in the growth of Islam.
Right from the beginning, Islām was rooted in a current of progressive feminism in 6th century Arabia.
After Khadījah’s death, Muḥammad ☮ married ʿĀʾisha. ʿĀʾisha became such an eminent scholar that after the death of Muḥammad ☮, the two next leaders of the Muslim community, Abū Bakr and ʿUmar I, would regularly consult her as their top adviser.
The first person to be killed for the only reason that they were Muslim was also a woman.
The oldest university in the world was founded by a Muslim woman.