Amina Haider Al-Sadr
Amina Haider Al-Sadr, the famous Muslim author, also called Bint-al- Huda, played a significant role in creating Islamic awareness among the Muslim women of Iraq. She was in her twenties when she began writing articles in Al-Adhwa, the Islamic magazine printed by the religious intellectuals of Al-Najaf, Iraq in 1379 (1959).
She was a political activist, advocate of women rights in Islam and single handedly recruited hundreds of women into fold of Islam. She was prolific novelist, and political speaker that mobilized masses to struggle against tyranny. She was executed with her brother in April'8 1980.
Bint al-Huda grew up with a serious love of learning. She soon became aware of the Muslim women's sufferings and the great disasters which were damaging Islamic ideology in her country.
In 1400 (1980), the religious leader Al-Sadr and his sister, Bint-al-Huda, were arrested. After three days of unimaginable torture, they were murdered by the tyrannical Iraqi regime. Islam suffered a great loss when these two Muslim personalities were killed in cold blood.
Compiled by:Haidar Hadi