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"Muslim Sheroes of Minnesota" is a series of six stories about Muslim women making a difference in their community without waiting for permission to change the world. By telling their own stories, they transform the popular narrative and shine a spotlight on female power within Minnesota' Muslim community. The series is made in partnership with Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE) and Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota.
"Muslim Sheroes of Minnesota" is a series of six stories about Muslim women making a difference in their community without waiting for permission to change the world. By telling their own stories, they transform the popular narrative and shine a spotlight on female power within Minnesota' Muslim community. The series is made in partnership with Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE) and Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota.

Muslim Shero Kausar Hussain Blazes Her own Trail

  Kausar Hussain is the first female board president of the Islamic Center of Minnesota in its 46-year history, owner of her own PCA provider...

Muslim Shero Hani Haybe Mentors Youth Through Soccer

  Hani Haybe founded Street Soccer Twin Cities to offer East African youth an outlet to connect through their shared passion for soccer. As a...

Muslim Shero Danyal Masoud Encourages Youth to Make a Difference

  Danyal Masoud co-founded Pearls of Hope MN in the basement of a local mosque as a way to offer guidance to young boys and...

Muslim Shero Regina Mustafa Brings Humor to Talks About Religion

  Regina Mustafa is the founder of Rochester's Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam (CIDI) and a strong advocate for interfaith connections that bring understanding - and sometimes...

Muslim Shero Sally Hassan Embraces the Great Outdoors

  Sally Hassan founded Bloom to help get Muslim sisters outdoors, build sisterhood and, most importantly, have fun. Her profile is just one in a...

Muslim Shero Valerie Shirley Empowers the Deaf Community

  When meningitis left Valerie Shirley’s son, Musab, deaf at 5 months old, she learned sign language, eventually became an ASL teacher and co-founded the...