Muslim Sheroes of Minnesota: Shorts


Nadia Abuisnaineh

Meet Nadia, Solar System Ambassador! As a visibly Muslim woman teaching the public about NASA's space exploration programs, Nadia lives her life at the intersection of science and faith.

Ayan Omar

Meet Ayan, an educator and interfaith dialogue practitioner in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In the classroom and in community courses, she's sharing her story, shattering stereotypes about Muslim refugee women, and sewing seeds of harmony.

Suad Ismail

Meet Suad, an advocate for mental health in her Somali community. By providing patient care at Al Shifa clinic and organizing mental health discussion groups at the Islamic Center of Minnesota (ICM), she’s bringing awareness and acceptance.

Danyal Massood

Meet Danyal, who has made Pearls of Hope a second home for many girls. This is a place where teenage girls come to receive mentorship and are able to bond together over the struggles that they may be going through.

Hani Haybe

"We teach something bigger than the sport of soccer. We teach life skills, and good character, and achieving goals in a new place that can seem scary and overwhelming." Meet Hani Haybe, founder of Street Soccer Twin Cities, a nonprofit where underprivileged youth find an outlet through a shared passion for soccer.

Sally Hassan

Meet Sally Hassan, the founder of Bloom. She loves the outdoors and organizes adventures to build sisterhood, enjoy the sunshine and most importantly have fun.

Valerie Shirley

Meet Valerie, a deaf educational teacher who stands up for those who are underprivileged. She came across a lot of deaf immigrants who didn't have access to religious teaching and saw the need to help them learn this beautiful religion.

Regina Mustafa

Meet Regina Mustafa, the founder of Rochester's cidi — Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam — of Rochester, MN. Regina has created a brave space in her Faith Talk Show. It's "the place where religions meet" — no debates, no lectures, tough questions and lots of fun.

Kausar Hussain

"Our faith requires that we not only take care of our families, but we also take care of our communities."