Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World tells the stories of the following thirteen women who overcame adversity to make their unique contributions to society, art, politics, literature, spirituality and human freedom:

Khadija bint Khuwaylid
Arabia - First Wife of the Prophet (pbuh)

Aisha bint Abi Bakr
Arabia - Wife of the Prophet (pbuh)

Al-Khansa
Arabia - Poet

Rabi’a al-Adawiyya
Iraq - Woman Saint

Arwa bint Ahmed al-Sulayhiyya
Yemen - Queen of Yemen

Sultan Razia
India - Warrior Queen of Delhi

Nana Asmau
Nigeria - Scholar and Poet

Tjut Njak Dien
Indonesia - Guerrilla Leader

Halide Edib Adivar
Turkey - Novelist and Activist

Umm Kulthum
Egypt - Singer

Sabiha Gökçen
Turkey - Military Pilot

Chaibia Tallal
Morocco - Painter

Shirin Ebadi
Iran - Nobel Peace Prize Winner