Muslim woman leaders are not exceptional in Islam. There are many evidences of Muslim woman leaders in the Islamic history. As stated by Badawi (1995) that it is not the Islamic values that create resistance Muslim female leadership but instead it is the social values and the society. Even in Quran there is no evidence of restriction of woman being a leader. The concept that woman are inferior to man is the main obstacle for woman to be a leader. Conventionally females are restricted within a certain boundary dealing with female issues only.
Referring to the history before the spread of Islam, Khadija was a successful business woman, she was impressed with honesty of Muhammad (Peace be upon him), and hired him to supervise her trade to Syria. Later on she married Muhammad (peace be upon him) and became the first lady to convert to Islam (Sidani, 2001). Another example is of Hazrat Ayesha last wife of Muhammad (peace be upon him), who proved her leadership abilities after the death of Muhammad (peace be upon him) (Christensen, 2008).