Fatima Al-Fihri

by Aaliyah Tar Mahomed 

WomanKind is a historical biography series for children featuring Muslim women who changed the world. The first book in the series tells the true story of Fatima Al-Fihri, the remarkable woman who founded the world’s first university.

Fatima Al Fihri was a Muslim woman from Tunisia who founded the first known university in the world more than 1000 years ago. Located in Fez, Morocco, The University of Al-Qarawiyyin is recognized by UNESCO and the Guinness World Records as the oldest existing university on earth. 

Alhamdulillah, Fatima paved the way for modern universities around the world and proved that girls can do anything! 

Format: paperback, 16 pages