American Muslims are obsessed with the terms Hijabi and Non Hijabi. Thanks tomy friend Uzma, I came across a beautiful reflection: In the Quran, Allah doesn’t call anyone that, at least that I know of. He refers to Muslim women by terms such as Believing Women. Allah has spoken the truth and has defined the terms and categories in the world, who are we to divide each other? Why do we prefer what we say and how we group each other when Allah has already spoken the truth on the matter? Then I came across this verse:
“The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those – Allah will have mercy upon them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (9:71)
If we held on to just this verse, 90% of our gender issues and inter-gender issues would be over. “Believing men and believing women are allies of one another.” SubhanAllah, such a short, concise, simple, yet high aspiration to strive for. Bismillah.