There is a lot of types of clothes that I am not comfortable in, but I understand that not of these could trigger a debate on my identity. None of these represent by culture, my beliefs, my religion. They just are reflective of my choices. While burqa, on the face of it, just as well be a matter of choice; it also represents a lot more than just that. And in today’s polarized and charged times, this debate had acquired diverse dimensions and proportions.
The essays, apart from reflective of Muslim ladies’ choice on burqa, also speak about a lot of other issues that these women face, indicating that burqa is not the only this that encompasses their identity.
I loved Jamilla Hekmoun’s essay on addressing mental health issues while being a practicing Muslim.
@ben_raf_remy ‘s essay on being a twice divorced woman in a very conservative society throws light on the affect of the institution of joint families on marriages.
Mariam Khan’ essay, very generic in nature, insightfully points out that being a Muslim and a feminist shouldn’t be oxymoronic in nature.
I liked Aina Khan’s essay on the legality of a Milan, but I would have preferred some more personal insights. But it still is a very important issue that needs to be addressed.
@salmaelwardany ‘s essay addresses the virtually taboo topic of sex and the pleasure of female body. It’s not forbidden by religion, it has been forbidden by the society and that’s probably not how god intended it to be.
Thank you to @helloiammariam for putting together this brilliant, insightful and eye opening collection.
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