An Olympic fencer, activist, and Time”100 Most Influential People” honoree Ibtihaj Muhamma, shares an all American inspiring story of faith, family, hard work, determination, and self-reliance
Biography of Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad for middle elementary level readers, aligned to Common Core standards, with photographic illustrations.
Story of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani education activist who survived an attack and went on to global renown as a champion for girls’ education.
Story of fencing champion Ibtijaj Muhammad and her struggle as a woman and a Muslim in the high-powered world of Olympic-level competition.
Before Ibtihaj Muhammad was detained by the US, she won an Olympic Bronze for her country. She is the first American Hijabi to compete in the Olympics is an unapologetic, black Muslim woman.
Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? The answer is simple, argues Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir – it starts with, “What’s your name?” Amal, a young Muslim-American and native Coloradan, found a platform for her voice growing up working in her family’s restaurant. She has been writing poetry since she was a child and has performed in eight countries, sharing her verse everywhere from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps. This talk was given at a TEDx event.
Women’s Rights and Marriage in Islam: This lesson helps students contextualize the film’s content about women’s rights, including those pertaining to marriage and divorce. Students compare Islamic teachings and ideals with the practice of Muslims in various cultural and national settings. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS or as standalone lesson on the topic.
Inspiring article about Muslim women athletes riding bicycles across Iowa.
A beautifully and simply illustrated, true story of the woman who, with members of her community, saved books during the Iraq war.
An Egyptian teenager has discovered an inexpensive way to turn plastic trash into fuel — and it could be worth tens of millions of dollars a year.