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Daisy Khan



Daisy Khan is a Pakistani American speaker, author, activist, and commentator. She is the founder of Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), the largest global network of Muslim women committed to peace-building, gender equality, and human dignity.

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Daisy Khan: Speaking Out by Changing the Narrative #Maso

Daisy Khan, Executive Director of the Women's Islamic Initiative for Spirituality and Equality, speaking out about changing the narrative for Muslims in America.

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Daisy Khan, the “Ground Zero Mosque”—and 700 Million Muslim Women

She explained how, after 9/11, she felt a special responsibility to speak up for the vast majority of Muslims who embrace democracy and human rights, and to address the vexed issues of violence, status of women, leadership, and democracy within Islam. - Jesse Larner

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Daisy Khan’s Wise Women

Daisy Khan speaks about change needed in the world today, especially in regards to Muslim women

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Daisy Khan, Sr. Joan Chittister Talk Women in Leadership from Interfaith Perspectives

Because leaders are not ordained in Islam but rather chosen by the community, Khan said, there have been many Muslim women leaders in history. - Jason Mast

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Morning Practice: Muslim Prayer

How often do you pray? Muslims must pray five times a day. Watch as Daisy Khan walks us through her early-morning ritual.

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Born with Wings: The Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim Woman

Born with Wings is a powerful, moving, and eye-opening account of Daisy Khan’s inspiring journey—of her self-actualization and her success in opening doors for other Muslim women and building bridges between cultures. It powerfully demonstrates what one woman can do—with faith, love, and resilience.

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Daisy Khan, an Eloquent Face of Islam

Since the summer, Ms. Khan, a former architectural designer, has emerged as an eloquent and indefatigable public face of the maelstrom surrounding Park51, the Islamic community center and mosque that she and her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, are trying to build two blocks north of ground zero.

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Social Taboos for Women in Muslim Societies

Daisy Khan of The Womens Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality and the American Society for Muslim Advancement joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss social taboos for women in Muslim societies.

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Author Daisy Khan: “I Welcome Genuine Critics”

Most people know of Daisy Khan from when she was the center of the storm surrounding the construction of Park 51–a project that, unfortunately, you probably more easily recognize as the “Ground Zero Mosque.

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Daisy Khan

Interview with leading American Muslim activist Daisy Khan, who is co-founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, and driving force behind the proposed Islamic cultural centre near Ground Zero in New York.

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