I don’t want to speak for all women, because I can’t, but I for sure want to feel special to my significant other. I would like to think they chose me because of my witty banter, excellent writing skills, and all the other quirks that come together to make me into a one-of-a-kind human being and not just because I’m holding a pair of ovarie
Women’s rights in Islam have been grossly misconstrued and misinterpreted by people who do not understand the religion. Women are not deprived of any rights in Islam, and they are seen as equal partners with men.
Allah Himself has told us that He has forbidden opression for Himself and has forbidden it amongst us. How then, can we in the same breath, believe that our oppression is sanctioned by Allah? He is the Most Just and anything that feels oppressive is not from Him.
The advantage of physical strength should be used to care for and protect women, rather than maltreat them. One must then wonder how this translates to superiority?
By compiling this anthology, we are unearthing the various ways in which the pandemic affected the lives, livelihood and relationships of Muslim women.
The world was so bold and confident in bullying us into believing that we are only worthy if our lives are marked by hardship. Embracing the soft-life is emboldening ourselves and changing the narrative. It’s giving the middle finger to those who desperately want to see us miserable.
Friendship isn’t about telling the other person to “get over it”, “stop overreacting” or that “it’s not that deep”. And if you’re friends with someone who tells you this every time you open up to them, you really need to start evaluating why you’re friends with this person in the first place.
I am not here to say whether travelling without a Mahram is Halal or Haraam. I can only offer an alternative insight that highlights that it is Islam that permits me to unite my very existence as someone who loves to travel to my Muslim identity.
When it comes to finding someone to marry, some Islam-approved matrimonial sites like Matchbox Matrimonial and others serve as the best companion. It provides a neutral platform for independent-minded young adults and their more conservative elders and relatives.
This festival marks the launch of the global Muslim Women’s Arts Foundation, set up by the founder of MACFEST, Qaisra Shahraz MBE to celebrate and elevate Muslim female artists across the globe.