The Light In Her Eyes

2011 • 85 minutes
17 reviews
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Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is under way-women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, The Light in Her Eyes offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.

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17 reviews
Shea Bennett
July 20, 2015
Inspirational and demonstrates the importance of educating women and girls. The first teachers of any boy or girl who in turn becomes a man and a woman. It is critical that the first lesson's of life are guided by an educated mind. It is highly beneficial when that mind is the first words of life they hear...that of their mother.
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May 23, 2014
It brings joy to my heart that women are empowering each other and pursuing their education. Insh'Allah
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Kamila Deen
November 8, 2014
Finally positive media coverage of grest muslim woman, this is a lovely heart warming watch
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