As salamu aleikum, Beautiful 🙂 The last weeks events left many with mixed feelings. We don’t know why many of those acts were committed (unless you buy in the media nonsense), but we definitely know that in one way or another Muslims will have ‘those’ suspicion looks being directed at them. If not worse, aoothu billah.
Like this morning, when a woman felt rather emotionally alarmed by my little boys water guns. I know, how dear I to rise boys that are allowed to be boys!
Water guns, football and barefoot in the kids playground. A definite trouble!
Sarcasm aside, what should we, Muslim women, do? You and I both know that no one comes up to a brother a harasses him, it’s us, women, who will have to ‘pay’ the price.
While, I could pretend to be a super coach and give advises to the left and right, I would prefer to share how I processed the hardly process-able information.
I was able to keep composure after Nice attacks, but nearly immediate tragedy in Germany left me unable to sleep for two nights.
Obviously I was mad that some idiots are pretending to be Muslims and ‘killing their way to paradise’, but what made me the most upset, that the victims and their families were ignored during this ‘WHO IS GUILTY’ bash.
It is the victims and their families who will have to heal. Both, Muslim and not. It is their pain that is so raw.
And the solution to the pain, fear and suffering?
Is to hand over it to Allah.
Let me explain.
The current events do not depend neither on me nor on you and they are definitely heart wrenching.
How many of your Muslim friends living in UK or abroad complained about rise in insults?
Instead of worrying about the high possibility of verbal or any kind of assault against me I have made a conscious decision to:
a – keep reminding myself that no harm can come to me if Allah have willed so, therefore, instead of being paranoid I can enjoy the moment:
b – I spoke with my husband how I felt about current events. I would like to reiterate that we did not discuss the politics and any other kind of reasons, but purely how I felt after hearing the news, especially being an ‘easy’ target as a Muslim woman. Also, it is vital to discuss what kind of support you are looking from your husband. If you won’t talk, he won’t know. Share your feelings.
c – I needed to realize that life doesn’t stop here and needed to ask myself what can I do to make this world a better place (I’m a firm believer that change starts from one person and one plus other ‘Make This Earth More Humanity Friendly’ weirdos can have a great impact).
d – I decided to avoid certain public places for a moment, until it settles down.
Lastly, it is important to remember that all these attacks are made against all humanity and the best response is not giving away the power over your feelings.
Stay strong, my dear Sister in Islam. May Allah protect you and your family, may the Creator bring peace into the world, may He ease the suffering of those afflicted, ameen.
As salamu aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Veronika al Mahdiyah <3
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