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Aminah Assilmi (1945- 5 March 2010)[1] was a broadcast journalist and former director of the International Union of Muslim Women. Formerly a Southern Baptist preacher, she converted to Islam in 1977 in college while trying to convert some Muslims to Christianity. As the director of International Union of Muslim Women, she visited campuses discussing Islam.

Assilmi was involved in the release of the 2001 Eid stamp, as well as future anniversary editions. She was also involved in creating an educational centre for Muslim converts. She died on the 5th of March 2010 in a car accident while returning from a speaking engagement in New York. She had a daughter and two sons, as well as several Grandchildren.[1]


  1. ^ a b [ "Muslims grieve for beloved leader Aminah Assilmi : A leader in the American Muslim landscape"]. Examiner. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 

External Links

The International Union of Muslim Women

Former Baptist explains why she is now a Muslim

Renowned female Scholar: Aminah Assilmi

A Girl On A Mission

My Journey To Islam - Aminah Assilmi Life Story


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