Muslim-Science.Com’s List of Twenty Most Influential Women in Science in the Islamic World

January 13th, 2014 | by MuslimScience
Muslim-Science.Com’s List of Twenty Most Influential Women in Science in the Islamic World

Muslim-Science.Com has the pleasure of presenting to you, the first ever List of ‘Top-20 Most Influential Women in Science in the Islamic World’. These are truly the unsung and little known heroines of the Islamic World whose contribution to the development of science and innovation of the Islamic World is no less than any others…

Our list encompasses 20 Remarkable Women who have performed amazing feats during the course of their careers. These pertain to all five main regions of the Islamic World, namely, South East Asia, South and Central Asia, Gulf and Persia, Maghreb and North Africa, and North America and Europe and across at least 6 disciplines.

The list is divided into 3 Eras of Major Influence. These are:

The Pioneers (4 Scientists) – Period: Pre-1980 to 2000+

The Shapers (8 Scientists) – Period: 2000-2020+

The Emerging Champions (8 Scientists) – Period: 2020-2040+

Those on our list have been selected after a careful evaluation of relative achievements and accomplishments of these individuals. We have excluded some truly remarkable Royal Champions of Science in the Islamic World and attempted to focus on ordinary women who balance life with career and do justice to both.

Look out for individual profiles and achievements of these Women of Substance starting tomorrow. Join our facebook page (/Muslim-Science.Com) and twitter (@MuslimScience) to learn more about these amazing women.

The names of Women on this list is:

The Pioneers

1.  Dr. Sameera Moussa – The Atoms for Peace Champion, Egypt

2.  Prof. Nesreen Ghaddar, FIAS (‘07) – The Shaper of Energy Future, Kuwait and Lebanon

3. Professor Bina Shaheen Siddiqui, Fellow–TWAS (‘89) – The Plants Scientist, Pakistan

4. Professor Samira Ibrahim Islam – The Drug Safety Advocate, Saudi Arabia


The Shapers

5.  Prof. Rabia Hussain, FIAS (‘08) – The Infectious Diseases Specialist, Pakistan

6.  Prof. Khatijah Mohd Yusoff, FIAS (‘08) – The Viralogist, Malaysia

7. Dr Ismahane Elouafi – The Food Safety Champion, Morocco and Canada

8.  Prof. Ilham Al Qaradawi – The Physicist, Qatar

9. Dr. Sania Nishtar – The Policywonk, Pakistan

10. Prof. Dr Nuket Yetis – The Science Administrator, Turkey

11. Dr. Hessa Al Jaber – The Policymaker, Qatar

12. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, FIAS (‘09) – The Herbalist, Mauritius


The Emerging Champions

13. Dr. Hina Chaudhry – The Cardiac Magician, Pakistan and United States

14.  Dr. Hayat Al Sindi – The Innovator, Saudi Arabia

15.  Dr. Maryam Matar – The Humanitarian, United Arab Emirates

16. Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman – The Taboo Buster, Malaysia

17. Maryam Mirzakhani – The Esoteric Mathematician, Iran

18. Dr. Ghada Amer  – The Power Woman, Egypt

19.   Dr. Rana Dajani  – The Islamic – Feminist, Jordan

20. Dr. Rim Al Turkamani – The Accidental Historian, Syria and United Kingdom

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