Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Famous Faces: Famile Arslan

Famile Arslan

So far, Hijab Style has profiled a range of influential Muslim women, from athletes to authors to actresses.

Famile Arslan is a Muslimah of Turkish origin, and the first lawyer to wear a hijab in the Netherlands. She is also the founder and president of Arslan Lawyers in The Hague. Speaking to TIME Magazine of her first day at work she says:

"'The cleaning supplies are over there,'" Arslan recalls being told. "I had to say, 'No, I'm not the cleaner. I'm the lawyer.'"

Apart from her job at her law firm, Famile is deeply involved in several projects and initiatives for the betterment of the Dutch Muslim community, including being a member of the board of the Islam and Citizenship Foundation, and setting up the National Muslim Women’s Network.

You can read more about her work here.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Masha-allah, this great! I wish her all the best, and insha-allah she will receive lot of hasanat for her contribution for the betterment of the muslim community in the Netherlands!

fatemehfakhraie said...

I love Famile! She's the sweetest woman. May God keep her!

CareMuslimah said...

wow! amazing sister inch'allah.. makes me feel so proud to be a muslimah!! :D

Anonymous said...

I really admire her!! I grew up in the Netherlands and hardly see ethnic minorities working in top career. It's very hard and also discriminating towards equal work opportunities for all. Although i've to say is one of the best country in the europe to live in. I guess the muslim vibe isn't as strong in the Uk but hopefully it'll get there one day.

Anonymous said...

Wow, a person really worthy of admire. Thanks for posting this

crew of arslan advocaten said...

go mr. arslan!

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