Life after 30 as a single Muslim woman


Love Haqtually

by Anonymous

If you’ve hit 30 and are still single, you’re probably not going to find your habibti/beta/canim.

Well then, now that’s I’ve gotten you all angry at the defeatist introduction, why not stay a while and read on yaar?

I remember reading an article once about women in their 30s missing from the marketing world, like they aren’t a desirable market to sell goods to – lingerie is for toned women in their 20s, domestic stuff is for mothers in their 40s and anything ‘cool’ is for the teen market. The writer lamented about being a demographic no one wanted to appeal to, like she had no market share valuable enough to target. It got me to thinking about how in Islamic cultures women in their 30’s are seen in the same light- you’re just not a marketable product to sell for marriage. Sorry hun, you’re like an iPhone…

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The Muslim “Feminist” (who isn’t really a “Feminist”)


Zara Faris

Islamic Feminism1“Feminism” has been stalking Muslim women. It has been quietly was-wasa-whispering that it deeply and fully understands the liberation that Muslim women seek – that it understands Muslim women better than Muslim women do (and definitely better than their Creator does!). “Feminism” has been vowing, nay threatening, that it alone is the answer to injustices against women, and that to reject feminism would be to reject social justice, to reject our own obligation to justice, so let. it. in.  Just ignore, it asks, that in public, it has been cursing our veils, criminalising our values and even dictating where we should sit – just accede to female tears and let. it. in.  A few Muslim women, faces wet from recounted stories of afflicted women, have unchained their doors and invited this impassioned adjective into their homes, into their lives, into their “identities”, as a way of “honouring” or demonstrating…

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Sara Khan and Maajid Nawaz – Faux Indignation and Feminist Excommunication (Takfir)


Zara Faris

The Daily Mail recently raised a furore over Maajid Nawaz’ (Co-Founder and Chair of the Quilliam Foundation, and Lib-Dem parliamentary candidate) session at a strip club, revealing footage in which he appeared to be repeatedly attempting to molest a dancer. As a self-professed feminist, many eyebrows were raised at Nawazhypocrisy for degrading women in this way.

The double-standards of the “Muslim Feminist

Sara Khan (director of a womens human rights organisation, Inspire), widely perceived as an ally in Maajid Nawazcampaign to reform Islam into a lobotomised form, was called upon to condemn her ally. She then published an article condemning Maajid Nawaz for his “misogyny” and objectification of the female dancer. She also endorsed another article, by Feminist columnist Sarah Ditum, who said, Nawaz, of course, is not a feminist, denouncing Maajid Nawaz as not…

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Response to comments by supporters of Sara Khan (Inspire)


Zara Faris

Following the publication of my article, “Sara Khan and Maajid Nawaz: Faux Indignation and Feminist Excommunication (Takfir)“, I received a comment from one of Sara Khan’s supporters, Zeena Yasin. Zeena Yasin was very recently welcomed to Sara Khan’s Inspire team, by its other Co-Founder, Kalsoom Bashir:

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Here is her comment:

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Here was my response:

You say, “Just because I’m a feminist, doesn’t mean I should accept all types of feminism”. No, you need not agree with all types of feminism, you just have no basis to say that other types of feminism are less valid forms of feminism than yours. It’s not that you don’t agree with other forms of feminism that would make you a bigot; it is more likely that your visceral aggression toward those who do not believe in feminism would make you a bigot.

And just to correct you, I do not face “opposition” from “women…

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How not to enjoin the good…..



When you see someone doing good you encourage them instead of pointing out their faults.

A believer is not a fault finder.

Today she is following a sunnah.
Tomorrow she will follow fard.
Day after tomorrow she might become a Female Scholar of Islam.

We were all once on the brink of hellfire and Allah saved us. Lets not forget that.

This looks like a quick comeback but can hurt so many sisters who do not wear hijaab or who are in a transition of wearing a perfect hijaab.

Also please remember the sisters who wear hijaab and the sisters who do not wear hijaab are all Muslims and we need to take care of their hearts and souls. Stop labelling sisters based on “what you think you know about them”.

This way of correcting or guiding someone is not prophetic.
Guiding and giving dawah requires a lot of hikmah and love and not rude corrections. Especially in our times were everyone’s egos are riding high and mighty