The propaganda against Islam sadly often uses Muslim women as tools for its unjust campaign of hate.
Personally I find the comments and innuendos somehow repetitive and I tend to just ignore them but there might be some who take them to heart.
As a Muslim woman not only I do not feel oppressed but for the first time in my life I feel really free.
I know this might sound a little cliché but Islam is the ” wind beneath my wings”.
I have a different role and responsibilities to that of a man, and have no problem in recognising and accepting that men and women are different but we also compliment each other.
Nobody refuses my right to work if I want to, to further my education (in fact we are all encouraged to knowledge and understanding), to inherit, to develop and use my ability of critical thinking and I can at the same time be a modest, ethical human being within the perimeters of Islam.
Men and Women have been created for the same purpose: to serve God.
Whenever and wherever Islam has talked about virtues in human beings, it has not differentiated between men and women
Nowdays everybody likes to talk about human rights and discrimination.
Islam spoke about all these over 1400 years ago.
Islam puts such a great stress in matters of discrimination. No discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, colour, gender etc.
So I feel free and also very protected. I do not need to expose my body or sell my soul cheap for others to see Me and for Me to feel liberated.
Allah (swt) says in the Holy Qur’an: