Earlier today when I was at work, I just finished salah and was sitting with my back against the wall doing dhikr. A sister walked in to pray but because of the dumb rules this stupid hospital has got going, they removed spare skirts and hijabs from the prayer room for non-hijabi sisters to utilise.
Another sister in the prayer room saw this, she took off her hijab and her abayah and gave it to the non-hijabi sister to wear just so that she could perform salah. Wallahi the non-hijabi sister who was so happy by this small but great gesture, she was in tears. When she left, she gave the other sister the tightest of hugs.
This is the beauty of Islam. Not belittling one another but by giving da'wah, spreading salaam even if it’s not through speech, but through actions. The Sisterhood in Islam is so strong, as if taking away our garments would stop us from worshiping our Lord.
Ok so I see a lot of hijabis preach about how their parents aren’t forcing them into wearing a hijab and that’s it’s their own personal choice and even showing proof like posting screenshots of conversations with their parents showing how supportive their parents are of their decision to wear a hijab or not, and that they’ll always support them no matter what they do. Most of them implying that hijab is a personal choice and that no body is ever being forced into it without considering that this isn’t the case with everyone. Wearing a hijab because you WANT to is great, this is how things should be but please don’t invalidate the hijabis that are actually being forced to wear the hijab, it’s great to have supportive parents that encourage you to embrace your own identity and make your own life choice but not everyone’s parents are like that, there are so many hijabis that wear it because their parents only care about the image their daughters represent within their community, I know so many girls that aren’t happy about wearing it or girls that got disowned by their parents (literally disowned) simply for finally standing up for their own personal beliefs and taking the hijab off, so just because your parents are supportive and just because it was strictly your decision to wear it doesn’t mean that you can deny the fact that this whole forcing girls to wear it situation doesn’t happen very often. It’s important to always consider that just because you have it good, doesn’t mean everyone else does
like i could write 3 essays on the way “poc representation” is approached by white creators/white audiences in popular media. and there are other people of color who have said it better than me anyway (this is a good post to start with)
but when it comes to the way whites specifically on this website portray poc yall got a lot of work to do. there’s the little inaccuracies (hijabis don’t wear short sleeves, that’s not how natural hair works, etc) and then there’s yall pushing poc features to the point that you’re literally drawing racial caricatures. like i cant count the number of times i’ve seen slit-eyed east asians or Big Ethnic noses and eyebrows exaggerated to the point that it looks like ben garrison drew it, all in the name of “poc representation”. whether it’s the little things or the big things, it comes across as yall trying to score brownie points/trying to prove to other whites that you’re a Good White for being ‘diverse’ in your art - even though you obviously didn’t do even a little research and no poc appreciates being portrayed like this lol
this, of course, isn’t to say stop drawing people of color, or stop with the Poc Headcanons. its just to say to be constantly aware of what you’re doing. there’s no hard and fast rule for handling poc representation gracefully when you’re white (shit’s nuanced!), but you can at least come from a place of realness - forget the liberal mantra of “more representation!” and just draw poc as you know us to be. or do some proper googling. next time before you draw that hulking brown woman covered in exaggerated facial and body hair, consider what it means to actual brown women with facial and body hair. and so on
Prompt: Again, not requested, just inspired by what’s going on in the world today.
Author’s Note: The reader is obviously female and Muslim in this case. I’m all for more diversity in the x reader world.
I want to give a shoutout to @anonnymousefangirl for helping me out to make sure that everything was accurate!
I did a lot of research on this to make absolutely sure that A) everything is accurate and B) I didn’t accidentally offend someone. There are a lot of things some of you might not understand or be familiar with. That’s a-okay. If there’s anything you’re totally lost on, you can send me an ask and I’ll try to explain or you can google it for yourself. The information is out there!
It should be noted that removing the hijab off of a woman who chooses to wear it for religious purposes is kind of the equivalent of pulling a shirt off of someone. It’s inappropriate, especially in public, and the person will want to cover up.
You’d think this kind of thing wouldn’t happen in New York, but I’ve heard stories similar to this from children at a school I used to work at. Even this city isn’t free of prejudice.
Pairing: Lin-Manuel Miranda/Reader
Summary: You are a hijabi (a woman who wears a hijab) headed to work one morning on the subway. A white man comes on, screaming and cursing about your religion before tearing your hijab off. Thankfully, one of the other passengers offers help—at least as much as he can.
Rating: T for racist or otherwise triggering words and phrases like “muslim terrorist”. 9/11 is also referenced.