Amina al-Sadr

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Amina al-Sadr
Died1980 (aged 42–43)

Amina Haydar al-Sadr (Arabic: آمنة حيدر الصدر‎), known as Bint al-Huda al-Sadr (بنت الهدى الصدر), was an Iraqi educator and political activist who was executed by Saddam Hussein along with her brother, Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr, in 1980.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Aminah Haidar al-Sadr was born in 1938 in Kazimiyah, Baghdad where she would eventually establish several religious schools for girls. Bint al-Huda played a significant role in creating Islamic awareness among the Muslim women of Iraq. She was in her twenties when she began writing articles in al-Adwaa, the Islamic magazine printed by the religious intellectuals of Najaf, Iraq in 1959. She was also well known for her participation in the Safar Uprising in 1977.

Bint al-Huda grew up with a serious love of learning. She soon became aware of what she perceived to be the Muslim women’s sufferings and the great disasters which were damaging Islamic ideology in her country.

In 1980, the religious leader Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister, Bint-al-Huda, were arrested, brutally tortured and later executed by the Saddam’s regime. The regime never returned her body, but her burial site is said to be in Wadi AlSalam, Najaf.


  • A Word And A Call - first book published in the 60's
  • Virtue Triumphs
  • A Lady With The Prophet
  • Two Women And A Man - a story about education and guidance
  • Conflict of reality
  • The Searcher Of Truth - published in 1979
  • Memories On The Hills of Mecca - written after her pilgrimage Ito Mecca in 1973
  • A Meeting At The Hospital
  • The Lost Aunt
  • Had I But Known
  • The Game
  • The Heroic Muslim Women
  • Inner Debate
  • The Lost Diary
  • Choosing A Wife
  • Determination
  • Spiritual Journey
  • A Bad Bargain
  • The Gift
  • A Visit To The Bride
  • Inner Debate
  • The Last Days
  • Hard Times
  • A New Start
  • The Last Hours
  • Struggling With Conflict
  • Idleness
  • Ingratitude
  • Firm Stand
  • The Dangerous Game
  • A Muslim Student's Diary

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Augustus R. Norton (19 January 2009). Hezbollah: A Short History. Princeton University Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-691-14107-7. Retrieved 9 August 2013.

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