Risking her life for Muslim women

We watched Malala Yousafzai on The Daily Show Monday night and were in awe of how amazing she is.

Malala was the victim of an attempted assassination by the Taliban simply because she was trying to promote the education of girls and stop them from closing down schools etc.

Now, most of us know that doing this to women is COMPLETELY against Islam and what happened to Malala was horrific.

What struck us about this story was how humble and well spoken she is despite all that she has gone through. She isn’t trying to get revenge, but continues to promote the education of women.

She also has a book out and we can’t wait to read it!

Malala Yousafzai

If you missed The Daily Show you can watch the clips below there are 4 parts:

What do you think we can do to help promote the education of women around the world?

How can we as Muslims change the perception in villages around the world that promote the wrong message about women in Islam?

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  1. Jodi

    Wonderful story. I hope to read the book soon. I think we have to start at home. Many immigrants come to our communities and they bring with them their cultural beliefs that they believe is truly Islam. We have to educate them so they in turn can also educate their youth. Around the world we can send our monies to legitimate organizations that are truly helping to spread the word and encourage women to stand together. It’s hard alone, and it’s harder as a woman alone. As one voice we need to speak out as women when we have the opportunity so that other women around the world know that we support them and will do what we can afar to support them. Men and young boys also need to be educated as to how to treat women. We can’t all run away and conquer all causes overnight but we can do little things to help make a big change. It takes time, but sometimes that is all we have…and prayer.

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