Muslim Women on Social Media: Techfluential Muslim Women Across The World

A few decades ago when I was a little girl we had a list of influential personalities to be studied. Let it be national heroes, scientists, inventors the list was made of the stories about great men in the history. In between hundreds of men the names like Marie Curie, Mother Theresa, Florence Nightingale, Jane Austen shone bright in my heart. Their biographies inspired me. In a world where men’s theories became rules these women came forward facing many obstacles.

Studying in a Muslim school, having only female teachers from all ethnic groups I wondered why more women couldn’t mark their names with golden letters. Were women so weak as we were made to believe? There had always been greater women who inspired the society and did a huge service to the mankind with the blessings of their lives. But little did anyone tell about them.

We learnt the Islamic History in school. Although there had been many great women during the Prophet’s era little we were told about them. Kadhija (RA) had been one of the most influential personalities in Arab history but all what we were told about was that she was the first wife of the Prophet. It was same with every other female companions of  prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

I don’t know about you but I get inspired reading and getting to know about women who break through barriers despite less opportunity given by the society. Let it be a movie, a book or a folk story I like to hear how they became successful women. A movie where female actress has a lead role is indeed a treat. Reading a book where female protagonist is beyond a stereotyped character is definitely wins my heart. Yes, that’s why female protagonists in my novels become strong characters. I want to give hope to young souls, I want to encourage them to be strong. Not just a character that waits for her Prince Charming to rescue her from a wicked witch. I’d like women who make their own ladder to climb down from that tower they are locked in.

Is it possible to be independent like that? Women must depend on men for everything, no? No, I have no problem with men. In fact, my voice is more often raised on behalf of men whose struggle is sometimes underestimated. While giving due respect to men, I do encourage women to stand on their own feet without relying on men for everything.

Who was the first person to believe in Prophet (pbuh)’s message from Allah? Who spent all her wealth in the way of Allah, helping to spread the message of her husband, helping to free slaves who had embraced Islam, and helping to feed and shelter the community of Muslims that slowly but surely began to grow in numbers and strength? Who was the first martyr in Islam? Who bore eighty slashes to protect prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during the war of Uhud?

These were the brave women who were ready to sacrifice themselves for their faith. They’d set examples for ordinary women like us to believe in ourselves. I tell myself that we have no reason to keep ourselves within four walls when we had greater women in the past who proved that women are capable of everything let it be in education, war field, judiciary, as house wives or as mothers.

Growing up in an extended family, especially rebellious girls like myself were always teased and told that women are fragile and are not capable of achieving greater things in life. Yes, we had gender wars and the girls lost the debate, always. Proving those little boys wrong, the girls in the family grew up achieving success one after another. From education to sports we made our parents proud.

And with the advent of the new technology day by day women around the world are proving that old concept of our cousins’ was wrong. There are plenty of women who are changing the world everyday. Their concepts, their thoughts and the way of life are adding positivity to the world.

As a habit I love to follow these successful women from around the world. I read their stories online and get inspired. If sisterhood is a flower these women are petals of it. They are uniquely different but their difference is adding beauty to the flower. Although I can name hundreds of influential women let me highlight top ten Muslim women in my list.


Linda Delgado

Linda D. Delgado (also known as Widad). She was a former police sergeant, writer (of the award-winning Islamic Rose Books series), former publisher (Muslims Writers Publishing company), and founder of Islamic Writers Alliance (a network of Muslim professionals working in the literary field of books and the written word.)

I got to know about her back in 2011. Although she was in her old age she’d been an inspiring person who used online platforms for the betterment of the society. We cannot forget the great service she’d done for the growth of Islamic literature. Being one of the pioneers of the Islamic Fiction genre she’d lent her hand in supporting new authors to come forward and produce quality Islamic Fictions.

Sister Widad passed away a couple of months ago. It was a huge loss for the entire community, especially for Muslim writers around the world. May Allah accept all her good deeds, forgive her sins and help her legacy lasts for generations.

You can check for her books here and help her earn her rewards of sadakathul jaariya-charity.


Megan Wyatt

I started following sister Megan Wyatt since 2014. I’d known her only as a writer back then. And eventually I learnt a lot from her through her public profiles online. Her inspiring posts heal troubled minds of many sisters. Balanced way of explaining about major issues, helping her followers set relationship goals are a few of significant aspects I adore in her as a social media guru.

Megan Wyatt is a life coach, a teacher, and writer. She is wife, homeschooling mother of four children, an author, and entrepreneur who is passionate about personal development from an Islamic perspective. 
She is already known for her work in the field of relationships, bringing her unique voice, experience, and training to the Muslim community.

She’s the founder of Wives of Jannah, Passionate imperfectionists, Co-author of How to get the hijab ready, co-founder of Find your Mr Right.

You can find Megan at Wives of Jannah

Or buy her co-authored book at Hijab Ready

Yasmin Mogahed

Who doesn’t know sister Yasmin Mogahed, right? When I received ‘A letter to the culture that raised me.’ as a forwad email message I felt as if the writer had read my thoughts. At that time I didn’t know who Yasmin Mogahed was. When I learnt that she’s a mentor of the present time I felt this lady is a voice of every Muslim woman.

Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed is known for her gift of captivating an entire audience with her thoughts and insightful reflections. She is a Psychology graduate, and attained her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a skilled creative writer, her literature speaks from the heart and felt by millions around the world. After graduating, she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. Currently she’s a writer for the Huffington Post, a highly sought-after international speaker, and an author who focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. She is well-known for her book available worldwide, Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free From Life’s Shackles. Her ability to relate all intervals of life to one’s relationship with the Creator is a remedy for those seeking comfort and solace in this dunya, and she has the honour of becoming AlMaghrib Institute’s first female instructor.

Find Yasmin Mogahed here


Naima B Roberts

As you know I am a Sinhala writer and representing Muslims in my books began as early as I was a teenager. After becoming an active member of FB I started scribbling brief notes. It was then that I decided to write an English novel. Reading my extracts from the novels one of my good old friends shared an interview about a Muslim Author. I can’t say in words how inspiring her words have been to a budding writer like me. Yes, it was about world acclaimed author Naima B Roberts. She doesn’t win the trophy home for being an author but also for a sister at whom we can look upon. I love her spoken word poetry, brief notes on life experiences she shares in a way that all of us can relate to are some of the aspects I enjoy following her page.

Na’ima B. Robert is “Muslim, Black, mixed-race, South African, Western, revert and woman all in one”. Descended from Scottish Highlanders on her father’s side and the Zulu people on her mother’s side, she was born in Leeds and grew up in Zimbabwe. She went on to gain a first-class degree from the University of London. Having worked in marketing, the performing arts, and teaching, she is now an award-winning author and Editor-in-Chief of SISTERS, a magazine for Muslim women

From Somalia, with love, Boy vs Girl, She wore red trainers, Ramadan moon, Going to Mecca, Catch me, 4 months and 10 days, Far from home are a few books from Naima Roberts book list.

You’ll find almost all of her books on Amazon. Here’s a link for the book My sister’s lips


Umm Zakiyyah

Ah! I call her the Big Sister in the field. When I founded IiWords- (an FB page that creates a platform for young aspiring writers to share their work with many) we had different types of readers who sometimes questioned and judged us for the creative writing pieces we shared. Although we made sure nothing that contradicts with Islamic teaching there were some readers who pressed their opinions to be right. At a time where we had fewer resources about Islamic Fiction Umm Zakiyyah’s articles about the genre had been an immense help. We heard our thoughts been reflected through her articles. Being one of the pioneers of the field I admire how productively she uses social media to spread the message of deen.

Daughter of American converts to Islam, Umm Zakiyyah (also known by her birth name Ruby Moore), writes about the interfaith struggles of Muslims and Christians, and the intercultural, spiritual, and moral struggles of Muslims in America. Her work has earned praise from writers, professors, and filmmakers and has been translated into multiple languages.

His other wife, If I should speak series, Muslim girl, The test paper, The friendship promise, Hearts we lost are a few books from the list of books Umm Zakiyyah has published.

Read more about Umm Zakiyyah at her website


Papatia Feauxzar

If there’s a sister who has so many skills yet down to earth when it comes in sharing knowledge and lending a hand to a sister then it’s definitely Papatia Feauxzar. It’s her pen name. It takes time to build trust upon someone whose identity is not clear. But sister Papatia Feauxzarr proved it wrong. Don’t we believe about people and their stories written in history? Papatia won my heart in such manner. You don’t need to expose your identity to help someone while reaching your goals. I knew her as a writer but today she’s a successful publisher. She has produced many bestselling books under the roof of her publishing house. Her growth as a successful Muslim woman is not only her success but many writers across the globe because thanks to her publishing company today many Muslim writers are published and recognized authors.

Papatia Feauxzar is a Djeli (Storyteller) and an American author of West African descent living in Dallas, Texas with her son and husband. She holds a master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. After working as an accountant for a corporate firm for almost five years, Feauxzar decided to pursue Accounting from home while homeschooling her son. At Hayati Magazine, she is The Love & Relationship Editor. There, she shares her insights on faith, intimacy and love, personal finance, food, fashion, and education, etc. as Islam is a balanced way of life. Feauxzar also writes for SISTERS and Khadija Magazine often.

Ductrinors series, Mistress of the spices, Bloom, What am I?, Between sisters, SVP are a few of her books.

Meet friendly Papatia at her blog or support her by stopping at Djarabi Kitabs Publishing House to purchase some wonderful books.



Alhamdulillah, for everything! Who haven’t heard of Alhamdulillah For Series? This book reminds me the days I’ve spent with kids teaching them to count our blessings. We together said Alhamdulillah for each thing that we are blessed with. There’d been a time I’d started with smiles and ended up crying realizing how ungrateful I am to be blessed with so much yet don’t spend that much of time to thank Allah. Seeing this book online I told myself, what a brilliant idea. Yes, these two sisters are trailblazers.

‘AYE’ is to AYEsha and ‘INA’ is to SamINA
Founders of AYEINA – Two Muslim mom bloggers (commonly known as the “twin-ninjas”), countries apart, with hearts as one – Sisters by birth and best friends by choice.

AYEsha (the first half of AYEina) – A soul juggling between the roles of a mother (of 2), wife & daughter in law is currently a student of Islamic Psychology at IOU with a previous degree of Masters in Business Administration and Ta’leem ul Qur’an. With a hint of space in-between, she occupies herself in arts and crafts, photography, writing her heart out and sewing. Always in search of contentment, finding it nowhere else but in Allaah.

samINA (the second half of ayeINA) – a mum of one, currently studying Intensive Arabic Program from Islamic Online University with a previous degree of Electronic Engineering and Ta’leem ul Qur’an. She’s a writer by heart, photographer by eye, an artist by nature and a Muslim by soul.

AYEINA as a whole is an online space for self-reflection and self-development – spreading productivity through #iWILLinshaAllah and positivity through #AlhamdulillahForSeries.

For more details about their fabulous work visit this


Saira Siddiqui (confession of a Muslim Mum)

I can’t remember when I became a fan of her but I’m glad that I found her on social media. Saira writes about various subjects and her posts addresses issues that are spoken less. She looks at an object in a different angle that many of us feel ‘aha! It never crossed mind this way’ moment. Her writing especially focusing on raising little muslims I’d found useful and at the same time very inspiring.

Saira Siddiqui M.Ed. Is a mother, storyteller, Unschooler, Social Justice Advocate, Doctoral student. She believes that hearts & minds are not changed by facts, but by stories.

This  is your destination if you are searching to read and get inspired by meaningful posts.


Asma Hussein

I first heard about Asma Hussein when the online community spoke about the loss of her young husband in 2013 in Egypt. I was only known her as a widow back then. But from then onward I’d seen how she was rising spiritually as a woman. She reminds me of a phoenix that rise from its ashes.

Many written words  of her about her experiences and emotions coping with her loss and being a single parent gives hope to many women struggling alone with similar situations. Her voice is not only for the voiceless but for anyone who wants to take one step forward in deep relationship. She is an author and a graduate with a Master of Social Work. She is a registered social worker and now a publisher who create opportunity to many writers.

A Temporary Gift, Yasmine’s Belly Button, Malik and Ameerah, Bismillah Soup are a few books from Asma Hussein’s book list.

Ruqaya’s Bookshelf is the right place to stop for fabulous books for your growing child.


Razni Razick

The last but not the least in my ten influential Muslim women who use social media for the betterment of the society is a very young sister from my motherland, Sri Lanka. Razni Razick, the youngest of all in my list. Sister Razni is not only serving the less privileged community but is setting examples to the youth. I first met Razni on FB. She sent me a friend request and being a small author who’d made a little fan tribe I accepted believing that she was another fan. But little I knew that I’d soon be her fan. If I had a chance to time travel I’d go back to my youth and be like her. At such a young age she’s spreading hope to the people who are less fortunate. She has become a reason for the smiles of many orphans and street children.

Razni Razick was recently recognised for her exceptional social service by the Junior Chamber International, which awarded her the coveted Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of Sri Lanka award recently in recognition of her contribution towards children, world peace and human rights. She’s a child guidance counsellor, early childhood educator, social worker and a social activist, the 27-year-old Razni was also the youngest among the rest of the winners this year. Razni is currently employed as a counsellor for refugees in Sri Lanka for the UNHCR program partnered by Muslim aid. Indeed she’s going to be a role model for many young girls, InshaAllah.

If you wish to take part in her legacy join CareStation


These are a few of the women who inspire me in daily basis. Who is inspiring you? Who is helping you to shape up yourself as daughter, sister, mother, wife, student or a professional?

This blog post is part of #girlpowerhop, a blog hop hosted by Aurora Hikma, in honor of women worldwide, on International Women’s Day. Click this link to read the rest of the posts!

  • Amazing feats by amazing women! May Allah bless them and you in both worlds. Aameen 💕

    March 8, 2018 at 6:21 pm
  • Ma-Shaa-Allah All are really participating in Islamic activities and are really paying their roles in the Muslim society. May Allah S.W.T reward them best in this world and the Akhirah.

    March 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
  • Oh, I've just realized Papatia Frauxer you mentioned here was the person I ever contacted with once. Great to know her achievements. And the others' as well. Alhamdulillaah.

    March 9, 2018 at 11:23 pm
    Posted by Diah

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