As salaam alaikum. I’m Yasmin, the author of this blog. I’m a student of Arabic, a wife and stepmother, a disabled OEF veteran, and an anthropologist. But above and beyond all that, I am Amatullah – a slave of Allah, and I strive to make my connection with my Lord the most important one in my life.
I started this blog in order to reach out to other people. Muslims nowadays are a bit lost – myself included. Media and propaganda from both sides are interested in taking the narrative from Muslim women completely over and reworking our stories into their stereotype.
We are not all brainwashed, impotent housewives whose sole purpose in life is to sacrifice ourselves for our family. We are not all ultra-feminist, breaking the glass ceiling while raising 2.5 children and volunteering for a non profit. We are Muslim women, and while our paths are often distinctly different to the paths that the rest of humanity walk, they are not completely divergent. In other words, we have a lot more common ground than most would care to admit.
Comments, by the way, have been disabled. Sifting through trollish comments to look for the few legitimate ones is fortunately something I have neither the time nor the inclination for. 🙂