Some past
accomplishments of the
International Union
of Muslim Women
Assalamu Alaikoum and
greetings to those of
you who have missed
being able to contact the

International Union of
Muslim Women
.  The
purpose of this website
is one step towards
keeping Muslim Women
informed about, aware of
and ready to respond to
the ongoing challenges
faced by Muslimas.
As we have seen in the
media and in our own
neighborhoods, attacks
on women in general
and Muslim women in
particular, have been on
the rise.  But by uniting
together, we have made
great things happen.  
There is a reason why
the Prophet (PBUH)
admonished his
followers (MEN and
women) about the
respect due to Mothers
in particular and women
in general.  Women ARE
the teachers an
nurturers of future
generations and when
society forgets this basic
concept, civilization falls.
Insha'Allah, this page will
help Muslim Women and
Ansari come together to
educate, enlighten and
sometimes entertain
each other.
  • Cancellation of a
    training exercise that
    had defenders
    +protecting" a military
    facility near Reno,
    Nevada,  from Arab
    garbed Muslim
    "Terrorists" from the
    fictitious country of
  • Providing letters of
    explanation and
    information to schools
    and employers about
    the rights of Muslim girls
    and women to cover
    Islamically and how to
    handle cases of
  • Getting millions of
    signatures on petitions
    that were presented to
    the United Nations in
    support of the women of
    Bosnia who were being
    raped and terrorized
    because of religious
  • Implemented the
    campaign that led to the
    creation of the first U.S.
    stamp that  
    acknowledged Muslims
    in the U.S., the Eid
Asalaamu alaykom wa rahamatAllahu wa barakatu.
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Tell Us About Islam in
Seven Words

We live in a time of
complexity.  Our lives
consist of lists of chores.  Is
it time to pick up kids?  Can
I make it to the store? What
will I fix for dinner tonight?
How can it be time for
Prayer?  We forget about
taking time for us. We need
to take time to reflect. We
need to make the complex,

There is a story about
Ernest Hemingway.  Once,
he was sitting in a bar.  A
fellow drinker made him a
bet.  “You can’t write a six
word story.” Hemingway
replied that he’d take that
bet. Here is the tale that he
“For Sale, Baby Shoes.
Never Worn.”

A short story with lots of
meaning.  But what about
the meaning in our lives.  
Can a few words tell our
story?  Islam to the point?
Just the basics?  But using
seven words instead of six?

IUMW invites you to share
your faith. Tell us your Islam
in seven words.  It isn’t as
simple as it sounds!  Seven
little words: No More, No
Less.  You can use any
punctuation you like.  Or do
without any punctuation at
all.  Your story should be
from the heart.  Something
that can go on bumper
stickers.  An short
explanation of Islam for
seekers.  Writing down the
Believers relationship with

Please take a look at these

I was born Christian.  Found
God.  Allah Akbar.

Existed.  Found Allah.  
Received Peace and Love

I’m responsible for my
I’m Muslim.

Muslims are not Terrorists.  
Terrorists are Terrorists.

Born Muslim. Didn’t Know.
Now I do.

Bear Witness, There’s No
God except God.

Saved but unsure. Kept
looking.  Became Muslim.

Now it’s your turn to write
one.   You can make it a
family project.  Share seven
words of faith with friends.  
Ask people in your Masjid to
participate.  And send the
best ones to us.  IUMW
would like to post your
submissions.  Don’t you
want to share your
insights?  You can do
dawah with seven words.  
Maybe you can even open a
Aminah Assilmi
Director IUMW
b.1945 - d. 2010
Click Below for
Aminah's Corner and
Memories, Tributes,
Photos and Information
on the Passing of Sister
Aminah Assilmi
May the showers of
Allah's mercy be on
and may all your
good words by
which you defended
Islam stand for you.

Asalaamu alaykom wa rahamatAllahu wa
The International Union of Muslim Women which
was instrumental in getting the U.S. Postal
Service to come out with the Eid Stamp is
organizing a global "Draw Muhammad" contest.
However since Muslims are not allowed to draw
any Prophet including our Blessed Prophet
Muhammad (s), this competition will be to draw
calligraphies of the name of Prophet Muhammad
(s). Unlike Pamela Geller who offered $10,000 to
besmirch our Prophet (s), IUMW will offer 10,000
pennies for the best calligraphy of our Prophet's
(s) name. Competitors of all ages from all over
the world are invited to submit an entry, and the
best entries will be published in a free online
book. Please email your entry to, Post on the International
Union of Muslim Women Facebook Page, or mail
to IUMW at PO Box 9818, Reno Nevada 89507  
USA by July 15 (Before EID!) Insha Allah and
please share this message. Here are some
examples of calligraphies of the name our
blessed Prophet (s):
Just in time for Ramadhan... A New Event!
IUMW wants you to help us have our own
Draw Muhammad Contest
for 10,000 pennies!
the following images do NOT belong
to IUMW and are only shown as an
example of how Allah has blessed
some artists with wonderful talent.  
Full Contest
Rules will be
posted shortly
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