“Like fundamentalists of all religious stripes, they have no questions only answers, they found the perfect antidote for thought, and the ideal refuge from the hard demands of real faith. They don’t have to struggle for it like Jacob wrestling through the night with the angel, or like Jesus and…
What’s your favorite Hadith & why?
O Son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O Son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would…
When I speak somewhere and I’m assertive and dynamic, I have had people come up to me and tell me that as a woman, I need to calm down. As a woman, I shouldn’t be so assertive. As a woman, I need to be more modest.
Modesty is not defined by being quiet or not being assertive. Modesty is carrying oneself in action, speech and dress, with dignity and following the guidelines outlined in our religious texts.
Aisha was known to be dynamic, intense and assertive, and she was more modest than all of us combined. When Virgin Mary was approached by Angel Gabriel, in the form of a man, in her prayer place, she responded with: “I seek refuge with The Most Merciful from you!” She stood her position with strength and firmness, her assertion reminding us until today to remember God and remind others of Him, even when in concerning situations.
Ladies- and gentlemen- don’t let someone’s misinterpretation of Islam ruin your love for your religion, your life, or your own self.
Islam is perfect for a woman who is naturally quiet, as it is perfect for a woman who is naturally loud. Islam didn’t come to have us fit into one mold. The Qur’an and the Prophetic guidelines came to make us better versions of our own selves.
You are loved by the One Who created you with the unique personality you are blessed with. Embellish it and use it in the best ways, for His Sake.
I’m finally writing my revert story.
I’m not so sure how much of a story it will be, because it hasn’t yet ended, and it never will. It’s a lifelong journey, and a journey in the afterlife as well. I think that’s how most stories go, there’s a beginning but never truly an end because while…