Chicago Tribune Photo of Women’s March
With National Women’s Month coming to an end, let’s take a look at some of the most notable moments that truly made us all cheer in support. Now, not all of these moments happened in March itself, but they sure made this year’s Women’s Month a time where us Muslimahs could wear our womanhood proudly.
It is no small feat that our Somali, once-refugee sister, made history in early January by becoming the first-ever Muslim female law-maker in the U.S of A! This accomplishment taught us that despite coming here as a refugee and despite every obstacle thrown at her, she did not shy away from becoming a part of the fabric of America.
Of course, one of the major highlights for Muslim women—and all women, for that matter, was the powerful, bold voice of Linda Sarsour who helped lead the March on Washington. Taking the term “unapologetically Muslim,” Sarsour is teaching our generation how to stand strong.
Whether you’re an athletic Muslimah who gave the Pro-Hijab a swift “YES!!” or whether you wish to challenge Nike’s capitalist motives, we have got to admit that this move is important. Even if their intention is capitalist (and they simply to sell to a new demographic), the Pro-Hijab makes the statement that Nike will fill a need for their Muslim costumers, despite the Islamophobic rhetoric in the media (and now, in Trump’smouth).
When the non-Muslim women held hands alongside Muslim women on London’s Westminster Bridge mere days ago, it was a display of the truth: that we are not the evils that are trying to represent us. Those Muslim women stood strongly upon that bridge because their hearts filled with love. Those non-Muslim women stood beside them because they search for peace. Whatever evil and destruction that runs through the veins of ISIS, of white supremacists, of war mongers is not the same fuel that drives the majority of good people around us.
March 27th , 2017 will go down as the first time in American history that Muslim women were recognized for our contributions. Social media brought us support from elected officials (like Senator Cory Booker) and the state of Florida. As entrepreneurs, working women, home-makers, students and more, we can truly utilize this day to educate ourselves and our neighbors. These past few months gave us plenty to be grateful for, Alhamdolillah. So let’s keep the ball rolling by doing our part. How? By sharing blog posts like this one, by contributing to each other’s businesses and by succeeding in whichever field God put us in. I pray that God continues to guide us along our unique paths.
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