I ain't afraid to love a man. I ain't afraid to shoot him either. —Annie Oakley
Patriarchy makes its claim.
- A declaration of jihad on the cultural oppression of Muslim women.
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Category Archives: herstory
The very earliest of the Umayyads did not keep harems of jawari (or slave women, if I can translate roughly for a moment), but instead a woman’s power was rightfully her own, and her nobility was measured by her defiance. … Continue reading
Kahula bint Azwar, who belongs in the warriors series, is nothing short of legendary. Most notably the ardent heroine charged to the rescue of her abducted brother, who was also a soldier and had been taken prisoner by the Byzantine … Continue reading
Along with contributing to medical necessities and engaging in politics Al Shifa bint Abdulla was the first female teacher in the early Muslim community. She is mentioned in nearly every text, but her name is seldom heard during sermons at … Continue reading
“In the early days of the Muslim community, there were women who made the call to prayer, and there were also women who led the ritual prayer not only for women but also for men. In particular, Umm Waraqa bint … Continue reading
WoodTurtle, who is amazing and fabulous, (AND JUST GAVE BIRTH TO HER SECOND CHILD, subhan’Allah!! Inappropriate announcement? Suck it, patriarchy! …That has to do with the post. You’ll see) graciously invited me to guest post. If you are interested in … Continue reading
Has it been over a week since I’d last written? Hi. It’s me. Are you still there? =P I haven’t much time, unfortunately. But here’s an entry of what’s been on my mind, though hastily written. If you remember from … Continue reading