muslim women

To all the women:

🌸Support your sisters (not only cis-ters)
🌸Don’t let people dictate what you should be
🌸Be who you want to be
🌸Wear what you want to wear
🌸Fulfill your dreams
🌸Take no shit from anybody
🌸Make every day women’s day.

You are all smart, beautiful, powerful and special. 👩🏻👩🏼👩🏽👩🏾👩🏿 Have a great day! Great week. Great month. Great year. Great life.

Happy women’s day!

Illustration by Cynthia Kittler

Dear Muslim women, 

. You do not have to explain yourself

. You do not have to put up with Islamophobes- you tell them to fuck off 

. You shouldn’t have to defend yourself 

. You can be a feminist, LGBTQIA+ and anything else you want to be

. You have a nationality, a culture, an ethnicity-you are an individual and have your own unique identity 

. You don’t owe anyone any explanations- they can go do the research themselves

. The social and political issues of another country that is not your own have absolutely NOTHING to do with you- you shouldn’t be forced to feel the weight of their problems  

. You shouldn’t have to feel any guilt, apologise or feel pressured to take responsibility because some other Muslim committed a crime (even the ones who falsely claim to do it for religion) 

. You should be able to feel proud of your religion 

. You have the right to practice your religion 

. You have the right to be safe 


Muslim women are not punching bags for bigots. 

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@visibilityofcolor i see you’re looking into strong muslim women in history, here is a post on an african muslim warrior queen.

Queen Amina of zazzau

she was born in 1533 in precolonial Nigeria.

She expanded the territory of the Hausa people to its largest borders in history. Muhammad bello (the earliest historical source) claimed she was the first to establish government among the hausa lands in northern Nigeria.

Her mother’s reign was known for peace and prosperity, Amina chose to hone her military skills from the warriors of the Zazzau military. As a result, she emerged as leader of the Zazzau cavalry and became a great military strategist.

She led her first military charge a few months after assuming power. For the rest of her 34 year reign which was a period of uninterrupted war, she continued to fight and expand her kingdom to its greatest in history. She personally led an army of 20,000 men to numerous battles. The objective of her conquest was not on annexation of neighboring lands but forcing local rulers to accept vassal status and allow Hausa traders safe passage.

Amina brought unheard wealth to the land, gold, new crops eg she introduced kola nuts into the region, and because her people were talented metal workers, Amina introduced metal armor, including iron helmets and chain mail, to her army. 

Amina is also credited as the architect of the strong earthen walls around the city, which became the prototype for the fortifications used in all Hausa states. She built many of these fortifications, later known as ganuwar Amina or ‘Amina’s walls’, around various conquered cities. she fortified each of her military camps with the walls and later towns and villages sprung up within these protective barriers, Many of these walls remain in existence to this day. The walls provided security, definition to settlement and protected hausa markets from threat. Also, politically, walls were considered prestigious, their size a measure of a ruler’s ability to command the labour of his or her subjects.

She was loved by her people, is subject to a lot of legends and her exploits earned her the moniker Amina, daughter of Nikatau, a woman as capable as a man

Amina’s walls

Her statue made in 1975 in lagos Nigeria

Queen Amina sculpture

Happy Muslim women’s day