Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

A nonprofit organization

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Muslim Women Rising 

Muslim women have long been a part of the fabric of this country, but we are often silenced because of our intersecting and marginalized identities. In addition to harassment and deadly hate crimes, we face systemic Islamophobia, racism, and sexism in our daily lives because of our religious beliefs, race/ethnicity, and gender.

At the Sisterhood, we're on a mission to amplify the voice and power of Muslim women. We believe that Muslim women are the greatest assets in their communities and serve as catalysts to create equity in their workplaces, their mosques, and their cities. In order to support these women and their work, we have built a powerful network of social connections and a platform to amplify our voices and our power. 

Let's create a future where all Muslim women are connected, reflected, celebrated and emboldened.

Our Story Begins 

In September 2015, a handful of Muslim women gathered in the offices of Pollen in the North Loop of Minneapolis. We began to share our experiences and our observations about female leadership, civic engagement, and community involvement. Muslim women were teachers, scholars, professionals, activists, philanthropists—doing the work but going unacknowledged. Coupled with anti-Muslim rhetoric and a rise in harassment and hate crimes targeting Muslim women, the need for a platform founded on sisterhood was clear.

And so on that morning, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment was launched.

We became determined to build a sisterhood and, through it, create sustainable change. As our network grew, it became apparent to us that many women were creating a positive impact in their communities but remaining unseen. No platform or space existed to showcase their work, help them grow and develop as leaders, or provide a seat at the table where decisions are made. In order to address this lack of representation and the corresponding inequities that we observed, Reviving Sisterhood bridges the gap between faith and storytelling, leadership development, and advocacy. We have created a space—for Muslim women, by Muslim women—centering our voices and our lived experiences in order to impact change in our communities.

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