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Mobile Exclusive: The Light in Her Eyes

Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway – 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.