List of female Islamic scholars

This article is an incomplete list of female scholars of Islam. A traditionally-trained female scholar is referred to as ʿālimah or Shaykha.[1] The inclusion of women in university settings has increased the presence of women scholars and allowed for ideas that challenge traditional perspectives.[2]

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