As salaamu alaykum – peace be on you.
Azizah is the world’s window to the Muslim American woman. The first magazine of its kind, Azizah was launched in October 2000; we are now celebrating the wonderful milestone of our 14th year anniversary.
The Azizah team is grateful and pleased to be sharing the powerful stories and rich images of Muslim women in North America with the world. In doing so, we counter the many negative portrayals, the one-dimensional stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslim women commonly held, both within the Muslim community and beyond.
The Azizah team was thrilled to receive the 2009 New America Media Award for Environmental Journalism and to win the 2010, 2012 and 2013 FOLIO Eddie Awards in the Religion and Spirituality category.
Azizah enables the Muslim woman to define her own agenda; it serves as a vehicle for her voice and as a catalyst her empowerment. The Azizah woman makes no apology for being a woman and no apology for being a Muslim. She’s inspired and inspirational. Catch the spirit of the Azizah woman.
Tayyibah Taylor (1952 - 2014)
As the founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine, Tayyibah Taylor realized her vision to provide a vehicle for the voice of Muslim American women. She was determined to positively change the image of Muslim women in America. She wanted to portray us the way we are: observant, informed, multi-talented, powerful, kindhearted, knowledgeable, noteworthy, and diverse.
Ms. Taylor travelled worldwide representing Azizah and presented lectures on Islam and Muslim women at national and international conferences as well as spoke about women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship. She also worked on several interfaith initiatives.
Born on the island of Trinidad, Ms. Taylor grew up in Toronto, Canada and lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for several years. Ms. Taylor has been named as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Middle Eastern think tank The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies.