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Software engineer Mezbeen and social activist Farah Usmani were among the scores of women who scripted history on Thursday by stepping inside the prestigious Eidgah of Aishbagh in Lucknow, an “only for men” venue.
Since the results of the EU In/Out referendum, police say there’s been an increase in cases of hate crime across the UK. BBC has been hearing from young Muslim women about whether Britain has become less tolerant after the Brexit vote.
When she is told that she is Milan’s first female city councilor – to wear the hijab, she is quick to point out that hers is neither the first nor the only such case in Italy. But what Italian-born Sumaya Abdel Qader has achieved is unique.
Founded by a Muslim woman, the University of Al Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morroco, opened its doors in 859. Its library has been restored during the last three years by another woman, Canadian-Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni.