The phrase ‘too bust being awesome to be oppressed’ comes to mind 🙂 Not only can hijaabis be anything they want, they excel in it too!
Pilot and airline crew:
Captain of Navy:
“WHEN Captain Mona Shindy climbed aboard HMAS Canberra to test missiles in the Pacific, a locker had to be converted into a sleeping quarters to accommodate her.
Never before had an active Australian warship carried women. But aged 23 and launching what would become a 26-year career with the Navy, this was just the first hurdle of a trailblazer.
Already she had a University degree in the blokey domain of engineering. Weapons engineer. And if this were not unusual enough, Captain Shindy happens to be Muslim, and for most of her career in the navy, has been a mother.”
Scientist and researcher:
Teacher (World’s Best One!):
Personal fitness trainer:
Like this one who was interviewed by Oprah!
Below we have example after example of different sports Muslim women had excelled in WITH the hijab! often making history too 🙂
And also we have Ibtihaj Muhammad:
“When Ibtihaj Muhammad was 13 years old, her mother drove past a school and saw athletes training in full body covering gear. Her mother did not know what the sport was called, but she turned to face Ibtihaj and said; I do not know what that is but you are doing it. The uniform which they wear for fencing basically inspired her. This is the only sport in which your body is fully covered from head to toe. So, as for the Muslim girl it was the best chance to be an athlete.”
Read the full story here: http://worldstorytoday.com/?p=945
“Ground-breaking football coach Annie Zaidi has won a top accolade at the 2015 Sportswomen of the Year Awards.
She was awarded the Hellen Rollason prize for inspiration at the London ceremony on Friday night.
David Beckham told the star studded event in a video message that Annie was “an inspiration to so many people”.
Annie, is the only Muslim woman football coach in the region.”
And finally, how cool is this 🙂
A beautiful example of living the Islamic values of forgiveness…
These videos and stories are inspiring for our teenagers to watch, as they think about getting married…
“A Turkish bride and groom decided to share their joy on their wedding day by inviting 4,000 Syrian refugees to eat with them and celebrate in the southern Turkish city of Kilis.
Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat, who got married in the province which is near the Syrian border last week, invited some of those refugees who have fled the country since the civil war which began four years ago.”
“We realized as we planned for our wedding that the average cost of a wedding is almost the same amount as the average cost of sponsoring a family of four,” says Jackson, a PhD student studying refugee health care policy who has been involved with the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge since July. “Seeing how far donations go and seeing how much the money fundraised really means to people who are going through the program both as sponsors and people being sponsored…it just seemed logical that we would switch gears and make our wedding a fundraiser instead.”
What a great start to their lives together 🙂
“He informed migration authorities who then told the police, explaining that his religion prohibited him from keeping the money for himself.
“Allah would never allow me to finance my own interests with someone else’s wealth,” he said.”
What a great role model to show our children to be proud of our faith, no matter where or with whom – and people will respect you for it!
“I always recite from Quran before every match. I pray and my team-mates know that they cannot talk to me at this time.”
“At Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo always became happy to hear me when I read Quran or talk about my religion Islam.”‘
“A Muslim organization called “Who is Hussain?” donated 30,000 bottles of water to the Red Cross in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday to help alleviate the water contamination crisis that has gripped the city for months. The donation drive came on the heels of President Obama’s declaration of the situation as a federal state of emergency.
Who is Hussain? collected the water after a local campaign collected donations of cases of water bottles and online donations netted funds to purchase additional water.”
Love this. Do we value the names we/our children are given as much?
I was recently told that if we have children named with such powerful names as Husayn and Zainab, we have to be sure that we don’t tell at them with anger, for these names are not meant to be used like that. They should invoke a softness and reverence of the heart…
Role models for our girls…
“It has certainly been one of the most difficult decisions to elect the top 10 Muslim Women of 2015: with success not far from revolutionary, Muslim women have not failed to prove themselves successful. But I guess 2015 has been the biggest run around for Muslim women. From the depths of the West across the deserts of the Middle East, Muslim women have begun to express what it means to be a real Muslim woman, standing up for what they believe in and being the first for many to follow. It’s these women who’ve set 2016 up for us to take the lead and make a change. Let’s take a look at our top 10 Muslim women.”
Read more here: http://mvslim.com/10-muslim-women-that-ruled-2015/
What a lovely giving gesture 🙂