Women in Islam


NASIMCO was established in 1980 as a Shia Ithna-Asheri umbrella organization focused on developing communities, empowering youth and women and unifying North American communities/jamaats. In addition to the fundamental relief work conducted in North America and globally, NASIMCO has not only been instrumental in inspiring communities to take action on a number of humanitarian issues, but also in empowering individuals through capacity building programs, scholarships for students and campaigns.

NASIMCO is pleased to launch its Women in Islam campaign on the birth anniversary of Lady Fatima (A.S.), which coincides with International Women’s Day 2018. Our online campaign showcases and celebrates the achievements of Muslim women and exceptional contributions to our communities and more broadly to our society through:


  • 1. Raising the visibility of the inspirational work of the Muslim women in our communities by providing a platform to tell their stories and how Islam empowers them to reach greater heights in their professional and personal lives.
  • 2. Generating interest and discussions on social media on the topic of Women in Islam.
  • 3. Motivating young girls and women in our communities and beyond through the sharing of stories of inspirational Muslim women across all ages.

Why Women and Why Islam?

Did you know Islam, before any society, was the first religion to formally grant women rights, a status never known before? Muslim women have been pioneers and leaders in their own right across a myriad of fields and platforms. From Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) wife, Lady Khadijah, who was a successful businesswoman to Lady Zainab, the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad, Muslim women, as flagbearers and symbols of Islam, have always been inspiring generations.

We’d like to celebrate Muslim women, particularly given the unfortunate times we currently live in where some holding unfavourable views of Muslims. Muslim women are your neighbours, your nurses, your teachers, your doctors, your bus drivers, your engineers. Muslim women are your grandmothers, mothers, wives, daughters, aunts, cousins and more.

Nominate a woman for our Women In Islam campaign

This empowering campaign enables women to shine by highlighting our accomplishments publicly and globally. We’d love to hear your stories of the Muslim women in your lives, your mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and mentors, stories that show resilience, perseverance and most importantly, how Islam empowers women to reach greater heights. Help us tell these inspirational stories.

If you know an inspirational Muslim woman, please share their stories that can be profiled as part of our #WomenInIslam campaign and inspire women and men of all ages around the world! Please share their stories by filling this form or sending an email to [email protected] with this information:

Your name, location and email and Nominee’s name, location and email

Why are you nominating this woman? (Please keep your answer below 250 words)

Visit our website www.nasimco.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we will share the stories of inspirational Muslim women. We also encourage you to showcase Women in Islam in your communities by sharing your pictures on social media using the hashtag #WomenInIslam