The Seduction of Inadequacy…

Lupita Nyong’o, a relatively fresh face on the Hollywood scene, has done little to remain unnoticed. But it is not her eccentric fashion choices. Nor her captivating Oscar-winning performance, in her first feature length film ’12 Years a Slave’ that caused ripples. Oh no, it was the tenacity and pride shown in her engaging acceptanceContinue reading “The Seduction of Inadequacy…”

The Muslim Woman – The Protofeminist

As a proud Muslim woman, growing up in a western society, Im well acquainted with the popularised notion that Islam serves to oppress and subjugate women, robbing us of an identity and rendering us voiceless. This simply could not be further from the truth. Islam serves to liberate women, and free them from the constraintsContinue reading “The Muslim Woman – The Protofeminist”

The Curved and Crooked Rib

Written for and Published by Pure Matrimony – Muslim Marriage Guide Woman was made from the rib of man. She was not created from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be stepped upon. She was made from his side to be close to him, from beneath his arm to be protectedContinue reading “The Curved and Crooked Rib”

‘Happily Ever After’ – How not to enter into a relationship

Written for and published by Pure Matrimony – Muslim Marriage guide ‘Happily ever after‘…possibly the most loaded words in the entire English language. When these three words are uttered, almost involuntarily, vivid imagery invades the mind of glistening horse drawn carriages and endless romantic sunsets. Coupled with unrealistic media depictions, young impressionable minds areContinue reading “‘Happily Ever After’ – How not to enter into a relationship”

The Masked Avenger – In Favour of Female Education

With the Taliban war against female education dramatically escalating, more than 1,000 girls’ schools and colleges in Pakistan have been forcibly closed, leaving thousands of girls denied sufficient education simply due to their gender. Female school buses, carrying bright fruitful individuals with a longing for education, are being targeted by militant forces, rendering many femalesContinue reading “The Masked Avenger – In Favour of Female Education”