Salams. Im a young muslim woman and whenever people ask me whether im a feminist I always say no. Why would I need to be when I have islam .. what shall I say to them when they scoff etc? Jzk for taking your time and answering.

Wa Alaykum Selam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

My personal opinion, people who say they are ”Muslim Feminists” are simply ignorant about their own religion. Islam covers all aspects of life, women’s rights included. No need to bring in all this ”feminism” stuff while our religion has rules and regulations that are much more beautiful than what feminists can ever come up with.

Bringing back respect for all women in this world will not be achieved through feminism, but by practicing that which Islam teaches us. Instead of educating themselves about feminism, they should study the Qur’an and Sunnah, and see how women were treated in the first hundred years of Islam.

I guarantee you, women have never been treated better in history than during the golden times of Islam.

A person’s worth or self-respect is not determined by their job, degree or position in society.

Don’t let yourself be impacted by what people say to you. They might claim you will never succeed, and that you are doomed for failure. But never lose hope, always remain positive, and don’t be sad. Good will always come.

Be confident and optimistic. Don’t attach your thoughts too much to the problems you are facing, especially when they are worldly problems. We live in a day and time where people think happiness is dependent on having a lot of money, a good job, and a high position in society.

But who says this is true? A good degree or a well-paid job is not everything, and certainly not something to get sad over if you can’t obtain these things.

Don’t be too hard on yourself or get angry with yourself. There have been countless of great people who never studied or earned a lot of money. This is because respect and honor is not dependent on such things.

Whatever it is that you are trying to achieve, keep on trying, be optimistic, and you will eventually succeed. Focus on the positive and don’t focus on the negative, or else it will become everything you only think about and you will enter into a depression.

Some succeed at the first try, others have to try a hundred times. So what? Just keep on trying. The earth is wide and vast, don’t make your problems lock you up in a box. Keep looking for new opportunities and ways to succeed in whatever it is that you are trying to achieve.

If you fear no one but Allah you will always feel secure.

Whoever trusts Allah and is fully convinced that He is the Most Powerful will never be disappointed. I have achieved things which people never thought I could achieve, but with the Power of Allah everything is possible.

Taking an important decision without praying Salat al-Istikhara beforehand is a recipe for failure.

Allah rejoices when you return back to Him and ask Him for forgiveness. The Shaytaan rejoices when you turn away from Allah and feel hopeless about His forgiveness.

Sometimes you just need to say Bismillah and just go for it. People will always try to talk you down, but trust in Allah and ask Him for help.

One of the best, if not the best way to memorise the Qur’an. Memorise each day after Fajr for 1.5 hour, and every night for 15-30 min. before going to bed.

Depend only on Allah.

Being rejected for something you really wanted should not be seen as a failure. Rather, be patient and happy because now you are one step closer to receiving something much more wonderful by Allah.

Famous singers be singing about Haram matters all day long, and Muslims are still following them, listening to them, and idolizing them. How can you claim to have Emaan and at the same time love someone who is inviting you to the Fire?

Sisters, I advise you to stop looking up to all of these female celebrities and making them out to be something they are not. Their beauty is nothing compared to the beauty of a Muslim woman, and if anything, they should be looking up to you, not the other way around.

This world has no weight or value in the Sight of Allah, so why do you attach so much importance to it?

Let your yearning for Jannah be so great that your actions are influenced more by the Akhirah than the Dunya.

And Allah says: “O my people! Truly, this life of the world is nothing but a (quick passing) enjoyment, and verily, the Hereafter is the home that will remain forever.” [40:39]