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Aulia Halimatussadiah

Aulia Halimatussadiah

Aulia Halimatussadiah (you could possibly call her Ollie) is a great writer of Indonesia, the largest Muslim populated country of the world.  Ollie wrote 27 books. As a muslimah she is playing a great role in Indonesian female entrepreneurship history. She wrote fiction, how-to as well as business books. Her devotion in books and certainly writing drive her to create startups just like online bookstore Kutukutubuku and online publishing NulisBuku. She is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NulisBuku. Her contribution to the Muslim women of Indonesia is truly appreciated.

She’s actively organized #StartupLokal, the biggest startup community in Indonesia and Girls in Tech Indonesia, to encourage more Muslim women to use technology to improve women’s lives. She’s been a mentor for young mentees in entrepreneurship.

She achieved a number of awards from the different organizations and country authority. That’s why she recognizes as a Mighty Muslimah for the present world. Now, she’s actively working on #StartupLokal community, the largest startup community in Indonesia, with most of her partners Natali Ardianto & Nuniek Tirta.

Aulia Halimatussadiah comes from a family of engineers and has a vivid memory of the first time she used a computer at the age of thirteen. Very presently she wanted to create her own website. She said “I never wanted to be a programmer but when I went to find out they told me that I had to learn how to code if I wanted to create my own site, so I went to the IT University.” Just 20% of the students of her own class were women, and she saw that upon graduation only 20% of those went on to pursue a career. Ollie herself was determined very quickly to leave her salaried job and become a ‘techpreneur’.

Ollie was passionate about literature and very right away realized that it was quite hard to get hold of books in her country. She said “In Indonesia, we had no dedicated online space for books and certainly wanted to change that.” So in the year of 2006, she started an online bookshop Kutukutubuku dot com, which was a very new idea at the time. She explained- “I thought that developing an online bookshop would mean that more people would be able to obtain reading material in Indonesia. The country is an archipelago surrounded from more than 13,000 islands and there’s a shortage of links. However digital could improvement.”

Then in 2010, Ollie spent the time to pursue her exhilaration. “I traveled, I read, I wrote, and one of my books was rejected by a publisher.” This special rejection proven the driver close to her second great entrepreneurial idea. “In Indonesia, when a publishing house rejects your book, you’ve lost your chance to get published and the adventure ends there.” But Ollie decided that it certainly would not end there. “It’s crazy! The unique content of your book may be very crucial but if it doesn’t correspond to the ideas you generate of your publisher no-one will ever read it. I didn’t think this was acceptable and I proceeded to launch a project to change the situation.” So Ollie launched Nulisbuku dot com, the first online self-publishing platform in Indonesia. “The principle is very simple: it’s on a demand basis. You don’t need a publisher, you don’t pay out anything, and when someone who is orders your book you receive royalties.”

Ollie believes that “writing and reading can easily modify lives” so she would like go on with to work for everyone to have access to books. “In one of my book named, ‘Girls&Tech’, I share my experience of being a woman working with the new technologies. I want people to recognize that it is possible, that you can do the things you want to if you arm yourself with the means.”

Halimatussadiah was born in June 17 in Yogyakarta, a city of Indonesia. She is the oldest child of 3 and the only daughter of her parents.

At a glance:
  • Full name               : Aulia Halimatussadiah (Ollie)
  • Country                   : Indonesia
  • Date of Birth          : 17 June
  • Place of Birth         : Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Known for              : Female entrepreneur, Writer, Blogger
  • Social media           : https://twitter.com/salsabeela
  • Official Website     : http://www.salsabeela.com/
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Khadija Benguenna

Khadija Benguenna

Khadija Benguenna is a journalist and a popular female news presenter of Al-Jazeera, a famous TV channel of Qatar. She is a great Muslima. She was born in 1965 in M’Sila Province, Algeria. Khadija Benguenna moved on from the Media Institute at the University of Algiers segment Radio and TV.
Khadija Benguenna is an Algerian journalist and stay on the news system. She is a persuasion in light of the fact that she made the move from non-hijabi to hijabi before the entire world. In the wake of thinking with herself for three years and “overcoming the devil”, one day before Eid ul Fitr, Khadija chose to wear the hijab (scurf). Dissimilar to numerous Muslim women in the professional world, Khadija was fortunate as to not need to pick between her confidence and her activities. “The top management committee’s perspective was that it was just an individual matter that would just be assessed on an expert premise,” she said. The definitive minute over wearing the hijab came to Khadija Benguenna when she had an one-on-unified with Omar Abdul Kafi, an Egyptian Islamic evangelist who shows up on an alternate al-Jazeera program.
Some of her close friends were very much shocked and asked why she rolled out such an improvement, numerous upheld her? The governing body had no issue with this at all. For her courageous effort she has known as a mighty Muslimah.
This has pushed an Arab a Nasheed gathering to discharge a melody devoted to her, to remain by her, to urge her and to help her.
Khadija Benguenna is an illustration to Muslim women as a rule and Algerian ladies specifically.

At a glance:
  • Full name                 : Khadija Benguenna
  • Country                    : Algeria
  • Date of Birth           : 1965
  • Place of Birth          : M’Sila Province, Algeria
  • Age                            : 49
  • Known for               : Journalist, news presenter of Al-Jazeera,
  • Fan page                 : https://www.facebook.com/khdyjtbn
  • Official Website     : http://www.khadija-bengana.net/vb/

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Aishah Schwartz

Aishah Schwartz

Aishah Schwartz is one of the brave women in America who was reverted into Islam in 2002. Aishah is the founder and the honorable director of Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA). It was established in Washington D.C the capital of United States of America. She is now a great Muslima by heart and soul and trying to contribute with her great efforts to the Muslim world.
Ms. Aishah is additionally a published independent true to life essayist as well as photo journalist whose point is to counter misinterpretations with respect to the Islamic confidence and parts of the Muslim group. As a woman going in the Middle East, Ms. Aishah’s part as a common and human rights activist has concentrated on the privileges of Muslim women and the predicament of the Palestinian individuals influenced by the Israeli forced illicit ban on Gaza. She has likewise been covering upsets in the Middle East as a Demotix photograph columnist since January 2011. She’s also been a featured speaker in a Bridges Foundation Film, “Jihad On Terrorism” and featured in an Al-Jazeera documentary.

In 2012 Aishah told the story of her reversion to Islam as a guest speaker addressing other reverts and their non-Muslim family members at the 2012 NEMA Camp held in Tunisia. Here’s the video: “Way to Islam of Aishah Schwartz

In 2013 she settled into writing for OnIslam.net, producing numerous articles for the ‘go-to about Islam’ website. Ms. Aishah writing, mainly autobiographical, usually focuses on countering misconceptions regarding Islam furthermore her own life as a Muslim. Concerning her experiences as an American Muslim woman traveling in the whole Middle East, her stories gained global notoriety via the internet.

She ultimately also became a featured writer for Naseeb Vibes, one of the famous and world’s largest online Muslim social communities as well as e-zines. Aishah’s articles are also frequently published at The American Muslim (TAM) and various additional outlets.

Not long after getting to be Muslim, while volunteering at the 2003 ISNA Convention she was questioned for Nile TV and later that year took part in a voter enlistment campaign at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, which prompted her first “quote” in a CBS News story. As a composition activist Ms. Aishah concentrates on common and human rights issues inside the Muslim group on the loose, especially those antagonistically influencing Muslim Women.

She tended to President Jacques Chirac, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, before the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. as hundreds accumulated on January 17, 2004 in dissent of a looming law disallowing Muslim women from wearing hijab. In 2004 Ms. Aishah additionally took part in the live recording of great importance long debut scene of the WETA-TV arrangement “Senso Reports” – Target Washington (2004); seeming twice in cameo. For her courageous and dynamic efforts she is known as a Mighty Muslimah in the modern Muslim World.

At a glance:
  • Full name                 : Aishah Schwartz
  • Country                    : United States of America
  • Place of Birth           : Cairo, Egypt
  • Known for                : Human rights activist, Writer,
  • Fan page                  : https://www.facebook.com/aishahschwartz.activist
  • Official Website      : http://aishahsjourney.blogspot.com/

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Rabia Zargarpur

rabia zargarpur

There are so many fashion designers in the Muslim world. Rabia Zargarpur is one of them. She is an Emirati fashion designer. She is especially well-known in fashion for modern Muslim women. Her designs are easy to get to Muslim women wearing the Hijab, yet they are far from being a completely Arab or Islamic. In the year of 2008 she won the International Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year Award of British Council. She said “Conservative couture is not essentially for women who wear the Hijab”. In 2008 she gets a lot of fame from the London Fashion Week.

Rabia Zargarpur born in United Arab Emirate. But after moved to USA for 15 years she is now back in UAE with her husband. She designed a lot of clothes.  In an media interview, she said, “I speak as a fashion designer, a Muslim, a woman and a mother and it’s a marvelous accomplishment to finally see the fashion industry and the world of commerce appreciate and encourage the idea of an up and coming international brand name which seeks to fulfill the fashion needs of modern women of the Islamic faith.”

At a glance :

  • Full name                : Rabia Zargarpur
  • Country                   : United Arab Emirate
  • Known for               : Fashion designer
  • Fan page                 : http://www.facebook.com/RabiaZ.Brand
  • Official Website      : http://www.rabiaz.com/

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