We all know, at the core of our belief is ‘submission to Allah’. The core aim of feminism is to gain equal rights with men. ‘Equality’ is not the starting point for a Muslim. Rather the starting point is Allah’s justice which creates balanced and tranquil society. This does not mean Islam aims at inequality, rather it doesn’t make this a ‘starting point’ when devising roles and responsibilities.
When I was a freshman in college, I have to admit: I was in my feminist phase back then. I had completely bought into the idea that “ hijab is a choice,” that it was all about “freedom,” that it made me “empowered.” So, is hijab a choice? Or is that just a feminist slogan?