Reppin' Islamic feminism, aww yeah
[A] woman who precedes both Rabia Al-Basri and Fatima Al-Fihri. Al-Shifa bint Abdallah Al-Adawiyyah was a reputable healer of her time. [T]he first Muslim woman in Islamic history to have received a public affairs office, as a market controller, in the time of Umar RA’s caliphate in the 7th century.
--Shifa bint Abdallah - First Muslim woman to hold public office. (via mehreenkasana)