Assalamu Alaikum Everyone!
How are you doing? I hope you are having an amazing day wherever you are in the world! May Allah bless and shower you and all those you love with happiness and health.
It has been a number of days since I have posted my first post, and I hope it was a good introduction for what you will see on this website. For our first ‘real’ discussion post, we will be discussing ‘what it means to be a Muslim women’. I will (inshAllah) try my best to answer this question in the best way possible.
A Muslimah is a woman who follows the modest and Islamic guidelines of life. According to Urban Dictionary, “A good Muslim women is pious, loving, respectful, and modest, among other things. Most muslimahs dress fashionably yet modest, with hijabs (headscarves) and looser fitting clothing. Muslimahs were the first of the 3 Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism) to gain rights. Muslim women … have an [unmistakable] inner beauty and often bring joy to all those whose lives they touch” (Urban Dictionary).
Growing up, and learning about Muslim women was not always readily available, yet Muslim women have a big role in today’s world. Allah described women as being equal to men. Allah permitted women to participate in all parts of life. The only reason women are oppressed, is because of society itself. To blame Islam for the way society treats women is completely wrong.
For me, being a Muslim women means that I have the freedom and protection from Allah. Being a Muslim women means that I am proud and strong for the way Allah made me, and for the choices I have decided to take. The hijab is a part of my identity as a Muslim women, and it is my way of being closer to Allah. Being a Muslim woman, means I have to push myself in order to prove I am more than just a stereotype. Wearing a hijab is not just because I have fulfilled one of my duties, but it is about the goals that I want to continue to achieve for myself.
Before I end this off, I would like to ask you more about what being a ‘Muslimah’ means to you. Does it mean that you follow the Islamic faith? Does it mean you are living a modest lifestyle? Or both?
My Muslimah Mind
10 / 30 / 2019 at 9:50 PM