The Strong Women Challenge – Action Aid Australia



Zahra Summayah’s Strong Women Challenge Profile

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The Strong Women Challenge kicks off on Monday November 6 and will finish 21 days later on Sunday November 26. Be quick and sign up today

About the challenge

To celebrate and raise funds for strong women around the world, we’re asking Australians to join us in a 21 day strength building challenge kicking off on 6 November. Through doing a daily physical challenge (and the occasional inner-strength one) and sharing your experience online with friends and family, you will come out feeling stronger yourself, while supporting women to become stronger together.

Every dollar you raise through this challenge supports women fighting for their rights and leading change to end poverty – empowering them to be recognised and treated as the strong women we know them to be.

By taking this challenge, you’re standing behind women in communities around the world whose strength and heavy lifting ensures the safety and well-being of those around them.  We are strong women. Let’s get stronger together.



 Zahra Summayah’s Strong Women Challenge Profile





“Manifesting Muslimah”


   It is time to step up and turn my ideas into a business!Progress of green business


Emboldened Hearts came into existence May 1, 2013 – a space for hijabi activism and awareness and notes on the path of a Western Revert Hijabi.

Since starting this blog I got married to a Pakistani, moved to Pakistan, had 2 miscarriages, moved back to Australia, got divorced and over this past year have been reflecting, healing and learning from this roller coaster ride.

The first lesson learnt is that for all the ups and downs – my Faith is the only constant.


And it is through my Faith that I am taking this first step to manifesting my dream of taking all my lessons learnt and packaging them into Self- Healing Modules; designed to help Muslim and Non-Muslim women grow from loss and liberate themselves from suffering.

Through a paid subscription online learning portal I aim to build my life coaching business. 

Over the past 20 years, I have gained 3 degrees in Psychology, Certificates in Counseling and opened a private practice in Grief Counseling from a Buddhist perspective.  This was done against the backdrop of navigating the hurdles of an abusive marriage, raising a daughter and overcoming the life-changing impact of sustaining a brain injury from being run over at high speed.
During this time, my Faith practice was Tibetan Buddhism – which provided me with tools for Mediation and Self Reflection; essential for piercing the core of one’s existence and changing it for the better.

Six years ago, I stepped from Buddhism into Islam through the door of Sufism, continuing a path of dissolving ‘self’ and seeking to overcome fear, confusion and hurt; in the aim to manifest the life of abundance that God wants for me.

Having a decade later stepped into another abusive marriage this time to a Muslim; this last year has been a journey inwards to understand what lessons I did not learn from the first marriage (to an atheist).

One thing is for sure, armed with the knowledge that God commanded husbands to be Caretakers of their wife and it was my right as a Muslim wife to be treated with mercy and kindness; I was able to get out of this marriage a lot quicker – knowing that God did not want harm for me.

We are all imperfectly, perfect on a path that is often uncertain and not so clearly signposted. We will always be in a ‘Process of Becoming’.

There are no mistakes, just lessons to learn and opportunities to grow!

I envisage sharing my self-healing journey lessons on issues such as:
. being a Western Revert Hijabi

. Domestic Abuse – warning signs to prevent getting into such a marriage. Support for women in abusive marriages and how to get out.

. The journey through Fertility intervention and miscarriage

. Adjusting to life after Traumatic Brain Injury


Based on advice given by Ameenah Muhammad Diggins (Entrepreneur, Author and Investor) in a conversation with Suraya Sara at The Mindful Soul Academy about ‘Finding Your Gift’ “if you have an idea immediately act on it – announce it to the world and watch it manifest“.

So here I am sharing my World Premiere Announcement to all my Emboldened Heart Lovers my business plans for the future – WATCH THIS SPACE!!

Please make lots of prayers and send all your good vibes to me and this business plan – May  I be able to earn a worthy living providing help and motivation to women all over the world,  Ameen



For a no-nonsense approach to healing from trauma check out Suraya Sara’s ‘The Mindful Soul Academy’ CLICK: The Mindful Soul Academy


For more inspirational advice from Ameenah Muhammad Diggins CLICK:

– Ameena Muhammad Diggins



Arafat 2017 Interview: My Journey to Islam


Friday 1 Sept 4-5pm AEST I will give an interview for about my journey to Islam.

If you want to listen live you need to install Telegram app otherwise you can wait for the recorded podcast 😁

🔶🔸Dear #Rahyafte audiences

On #Friday 1st of September, the channel Rahyafte will be conducting an interview with Ms Zahra Summayah  from #Australia, whose name has been taken from Muslim Heroines & is a recent revert to the religion of Islam.

📌Please send us your questions to be asked from the Respected Revert on this ID:

🆔 @NGC3132

#ZahraSummayah; an Australian born of Italian/Irish heritage, was baptized a Roman Catholic. She practiced Tibetan Buddhism for 15 years, having recently reverted to Sufi/Shia Islam from Tibetan Buddhism in 2011.
She has three university degrees in psychology and a Master in Development studies (Refugees and Forced Migration).
As a peace activist she works for Syrian refugees who live in Jordan.



See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

Self Portrait from International Women’s Day Self Portraiture Photography Exhibition