when someone says “I prayed for you” my heart just swells up with joy like someone actually thinks I’m worthy enough to be mentioned in their prayers :’)
Just because I’m a Muslim woman and you’re a Muslim man doesn’t mean I will timidly shrink into the corner whenever you walk by. Keeping my gaze lowered does not mean stepping aside so you can walk freely. Having modesty doesn’t mean disappearing. I am so strong in my faith and my womanhood and I know the status of women in Islam; if anything, you should step aside for us.
I look back and half of Ramadan is over in the blink of an eye. Before I know I’ll be saying that about my entire life.