The para-climber and cancer survivor insping others with disabilities:
What an inspiration!
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/
Subhanallah!! When we TRULY implement Islamic values, just have a look at the ripple effect we can have…
“Flood-ravaged Chennai witnessed many instances of humanity. Many people and groups helped or contributed in a big or small way. Amongst them, there was a Muslim man who helped a Hindu couple when calamity was looming over their head.”
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.storypick.com/hindu-girl-named-after-muslim/
For those of you who maybe thinking about baby names 🙂
Also pertinent to those who shorten names to suit others around them… let’s own our names with pride!
“The process of choosing a name for a tiny human being is a tremendous, anxiety-inducing responsibility that can lead to marital spats, desperate crowdsourcing and late-night prayers for divine inspiration.
For Muslim parents, it carries a much heavier burden.
“Should we give our baby a less Muslim-y name?” I asked my wife after we did an awkward, late-night celebration dance upon seeing the “+” sign appear on the pregnancy test over a year and a half ago.
It wasn’t crazy to be entertaining the question. Why burden your kid with a profile-worthy name in addition to the problems he will likely inherit because of his skin color, ethnicity and religion?”
Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/opinion/sunday/for-muslim-americans-baby-aidan-or-baby-muhammad.html?_r=0
This LITERALLY gave me goosebumps – Subhanallah, this is true humanity 🙂
“On February 2002 a tea vendor in Lucknow, Aiku Lal Sandil finds a boy abandoned at a park near his tea stall. The boy only remembers his name as Akbar. Aiku reports to police but the police were unable to trace the boy’s parents as there was no missing complain registered on missing of a three year old boy in any of the police station all over the state.
After losing hope police advice Aiku to shift the boy to an orphanage, Aiku refuses and brings up the boy on his own, Aiku has meager income but ensures the boy gets proper education and also retains Akbar’s religion by taking him to a Muslim cleric and making the child learn Quran and read Namaz daily. Soon a lovely relationship blossoms between a Hindu man and a Muslim boy and they both form a family of their own.They live very happily together.The boy considers the man as his mother and father both.
After 5 years in 2007, one journalist, who comes across this unique relationship, highlights this in a TV show where he interviews Aiku and Akbar both.They also show the childhood photo of Akbar when he was found in the park.
They did not know that this would turn their world upside down.
When the show was aired on TV the biological parents of the boy see it and recognize that it is their kid with the help of photo shown in the TV show.
The boy’s biological parents turn up and seek the custody of boy, but the boy refuses saying Aiku is his father-mother and wants to stay with Aiku, but boy’s biological parents go to court to claim Akbar’s custody. But court gives judgement in favour of Aiku and acknowledges Aiku’s upbringing of the boy by retaining his religion and providing education.
During court proceedings we get insights about the life of Aiku.
Aiku lal says during court proceedings:
“I am a Hindu, brought up by a Muslim man. When I found Akbar, it was like God telling me that it is time to return the love and care I got from His people. I was never forced to change my religion and, having got that education from my guardian, it was my duty to take care of the child and bring him up as per his own religion,”
A midst all religious differences raised by ourselves and self centred politicians, ‘Humanity’ is still prevalent in one form or the other.
– Shared on Quora by Gaurav Langwan.”
And here’s another article showing a similar situation, but in reverse! http://thelogicalindian.com/story-feed/get-inspired/delhi-hc-issues-order-naming-muslim-pilot-the-guardian-of-2-hindu-orphans/
How awesome is this? An example of true akhlaaq 🙂
What a lovely surprise to see this story in the Huff Post today!
Another awesome example of a Muslim woman making a name for herself…and proving the hijaab is not a barrier at all!