Dear Lindsay Lohan,
Asalaam walaikom. You were one of my favorite actors growing up, and “The Parent Trap” is one of my all-time favorite movies. When I was in high school, I obsessed over Mean Girls and I made sure everyone watched it because it was so funny!
I’m really sorry for the backlash you’ve faced when you were walking with the Qur’an. It’s not fair, especially during this post-election climate. Studying and embracing Islam while being a Hollywood star must be an awkward combination for the press. How did you handle it?
Whether or not you decide to revert to Islam, we will still support you, because that’s what Muslims do.
What you said about the Qur’an impacting you was beautiful! You found some peace and opportunity. You were finding yourself! As a Muslim myself, I shouldn’t take the Qur’an for granted. I should find myself through it too.
I never thought you would relate to Muslim women who wear headscarves like me. You understood why we feel like “outsiders.” Instead of just nodding your head and moving on, you wanted to learn more! Plus, you told the story about the woman giving you the scarf and it was really heartwarming. How come the media doesn’t want people to hear that? I’m glad you went out of your way to tell the truth.
Whether or not you decide to revert to Islam, we will still support you, because that’s what Muslims do. You took the time to actually understand and appreciate Islam for what it really is and not what the media and politicians have to say. The experience and the truth is what really matters. No matter what, you’re a sister to the community and we welcome you with open arms. May Allah make it easy on your new chapter and thank you.
Your fellow sisters,
Ahlam and the #MuslimGirlArmy