Earlier this month, one of the most sought after actresses of our country, Mehwish Hayat received the Pride of Performance in Norway. This was followed by multiple appearances on various international platforms where she spoke about how the world of cinema is fueling Islamophobia. Meanwhile, the Chhalawa actress has also been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Muslim Islamic Charity, Penny Appeal.
The good news is that Mehwish Hayat has now made it to the list of The Muslim Vibe’s top five Muslim women in the world who are striving to make the world a better place to live in.
“I am so honoured to be chosen by the international magazine, The Muslim Vibe, as one of the top five Muslim women in the world who are breaking stereotypes and changing the world,” Mehwish wrote on her Twitter handle. “To be thought of in the same breath as women I look up to is humbling.”
This list was released on Women’s Equality Day 2019, which is observed on August 26 around the globe.
Apart from Mehwish, the list includes an Egyptian athlete, Manal Rostom, who is also the founder of online community Surviving Hijab and Ilhan Omar, who is the member of the US House of Representatives as well as the first woman of colour and the first Somali American to be elected from Minnesota. Besides, it also features Linda Sarsour, an American political activist and American sabre fencer and Ibtihaj Muhammad.
The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform that aims to inspire, inform and empower Muslims and provide a space for the younger generation to learn about their faith and reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.