A Muslim Mom Podcast Interview with A.Helwa author of Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam. The book describes Allah’s love for us. We read this book as part of The Thinking Muslim Bookclub. I was really happy to have the opportunity to speak to the author. Inshallah, I hope you enjoy the interview and it motivates you to read the book.
The politics of hijab: the dress of Muslim women has been politicised by secular thinkers, left-wing activists, conservatives, feminists, and talk-show hosts that all believe their take on the subject will emancipate Muslim women. For centuries, an obsession with Muslim women’s dress has enabled an array of political projects.
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.