Finding Feminism in Islam

Antonym? Oxymoron? Paradox? On the face of it, ‘feminism’ and ‘Islam’ are two diametrically opposed traditions.  Some would argue that no two things could be further apart in their outlooks.   If we defined feminism as ‘the advocacy of the equality between men and women’, I can just imagine how many people would be clamouring toContinue reading “Finding Feminism in Islam”

Who’s Watching Me?

Every time I put a new post up on my site, I wonder which inadvertent stranger will stumble across my musings and either nod in approval or shake their head in despair.  I cannot help but be curious when I see how far and wide the readers are located.  They have stretched from Canada toContinue reading “Who’s Watching Me?”

A Letter to my Former Self

Dear Broken Wings, Assalaamu Alaikum. Peace be upon you. Yes, Peace with a capital ‘P’. I know you can’t even begin to fathom how that word will return to your world but return it will, insha’Allah. One day, you will begin to see it for yourself. I will say, “I told you so.” Be strong.Continue reading “A Letter to my Former Self”

Meliorism – noun. A belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment

How fortuitous that I should stumble across this new word! Since I started my blog, I have had feedback from those women I know, and those I don’t, telling me how my story resonates with their own either wholly or tangentially. What they also say is they have found comfort from knowing they are notContinue reading “Meliorism – noun. A belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment”