Feminism is about gender equality. But can men and women ever be equal? Just like how you aren’t able to judge the ability of a fish to climb trees, it’s cynical to say men and women should be equal.
Women nowadays are driven, I applaud. But men and women can never equal, even biologically we are very much different. However, we often forget that in Islam, men are the maintainers of women as women holds a much more hefty responsibility of raising the children of the future.
Women shouldn’t be scared to take a step back and focus on themselves, building their Iman. We are talking about shaping the future generation and it is our duty as women to teach our young boys the importance of respecting women and protecting them, not because women are weak, but out of respect for women.
We do not need gender equality. We need the Ummah to know their responsibilities as a man and a woman. Honestly, I am not entirely sure of what exactly is my responsibility as a woman but InshaaAllah, learning about the lives of the wives of the Prophets will give me an insight.
InshaaAllah I will share more about what it means to be a woman in my next post. In the meantime, girls, let’s chill okay. May Allah bless you and your family, whoever you may be (: