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I Was Called a Whore Because of This Photo

MUA: Madinah Muhammad
  • The Professor

    Sister, I just wanted to tell you that you look beautiful, strong and inspiring in your photo, masha’allah, tabarak’allah. I’m so sorry that you became a target for anti-black racism dressed up as “piety”. It’s a true jihad to bravely wear hijab in this contemporary environment of weaponized white supremacy – an admirable strength that you obviously have (which I do not). You should only be applauded for your choice and for your strength and beautiful humanity. I pray that you are rewarded infinitely for your bravery and for your many good deeds. Through your courage and your obvious commitment to social justice, you are the picture of an ideal Muslim (in my humble opinion). For the sake of yourself and the countless young women looking up to you: please stay strong and stay true to yourself!!

    • Suzanne Shahadah

      *stands and applauds*

      “Weaponized white supremacy” is exactly right. May God bless you, Leah, for standing up to it.

      • Nessie

        My note to the “professor” and your applause of a standing ovation with her accusation of the US being weaponized White supremacy. Please get real – ignorance is dangerous. Being informed is empowering. Cheering with the heart and not the head – doesn’t lead to a “win.”:

        It is this American, “environment of weaponized white supremacy” that gives her the freedom to pose and write as she chooses. Professor, what do you think would happen if she pulled this stunt in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Iran . . .

        Supremacy is a toxic idea that doesn’t stem from a skin color but from an ideology. It pairs fantasmically with Islamic ideology. Long before there was an “environment of weaponized white supremacy” there were Africans captured by Muslims to be abused and sold as slaves. Think Eunuch,
        little Black boys who were forced to endure penile removal to serve Harems of predominantly White women slaves captured from Europe.

        http://originalpeople.org/t

        And it is happening today:
        https://www.nytimes.com/201

        So the irony that you applaud the hijab as a form of bravery in a country of people who really are not White supremacists but who truly allow those to live and let live. Would you applaud the “sister” who removes her hijab in Iran and goes for that type of resistance – even if that gets her into a jail or mutilated with acid to the face?

        Professor – it seems you need to go back to class.

        • chemical engineers

          Those who capture others do not represent Islam. Its just another race taking a l deemed less race “blacks” into their country. Don’t want to label people.

          • https://www.AFD.de Frank Baumann

            Bla Bla … sind IS is also not ISlam ???
            Dream on …

    • Nessie

      It is this American, “environment of weaponized white supremacy” that gives her the freedom to pose and write as she chooses. Professor, what do you think would happen if she pulled this stunt in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Iran . . .

      Supremacy is a toxic idea that doesn’t stem from a skin color but from an ideology. It pairs fantasmically with Islamic ideology. Long before there was an “environment of weaponized white supremacy” there were Africans captured by Muslims to be abused and sold as slaves. Think Eunuch,
      little Black boys who were forced to endure penile removal to serve Harems of predominantly White women slaves captured from Europe.

      http://originalpeople.org/the-arab-muslim-slave-trade-of-africans-the-untold-story/

      And it is happening today:
      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/world/africa/libya-migrants-slavery.html?_r=0

      So the irony that you applaud the hijab as a form of bravery in a country of people who really are not White supremacists but who truly allow those to live and let live. Would you applaud the “sister” who removes her hijab in Iran and goes for that type of resistance – even if that gets her into a jail or mutilated with acid to the face?

      Professor – it seems you need to go back to class.

      • Kieran Mahon

        If you don’t like people being proud of being Muslims, go back to 4chan and reddit. Yes, of course he would applaud the “sister” who removes her hijab, because this is about including people, not spreading lies and slander about other people’s religions. GTFO, Nessie. We don’t need you here.

        • Nessie

          I’m actually very proud to be an American and value the secular civil liberties that allows anyone to practice their religion (in a benign way). My response was to a “professor” condemning the very country that allowed Leah to post herself wearing a hijab.

          Many women in Iran are getting arrested this week for taking off the hijabs they have been forced to wear in public. Where is the support for them? Yeh – it is easy to criticize the place, America, that gives civil liberties – but I don’t hear anyone on these pages – no guests posts or anything in support of the young Muslim mother in Iranian custody for being in public without hijab so that she can make Iran a better place for her daughter.

          Perhaps you would tell her to GTFO, too – but she can’t write here – she is in Iranian custody (and Iran controls media – not so different from the way many Islamic lands do).

          If you think I said something untrue in any of my posts, please let me know and offer correct information. I aim to be precise.

          • Kieran Mahon

            No, I wouldn’t tell her to GTFO. That’s because she doesn’t slander other people’s religions. Also, I have actually talked to a Muslim Sheikh and no, Islam does not condone FGM, for starters. Also, Muhammad was monogamous for 25 years, meaning, he stayed with that businesswoman, whose name was Khadija, who supported him and encouraged him. Most of the wives after Khadija’s death were widows. One of his wives, Aisha, contributed a great deal to Islam, as she narrated 2,210 hadith, or secondary holy books. Safiyah, you mentioned, was indeed a slave at first but eventually came to actually love Muhammad and remained loyal to him until he died. Muhammad also defended her against anti-Semitic comments people made against her at the time. Also, after Muhammad died, one of his widows, Hafsa, preserved the first collection of the Qu’ran until it could be distributed.
            So yes, he did conquer some of his wives in war, but he treated all of his wives very well. Also, women played a fairly key role in the development of Islam.
            Think about that before you go foaming at the mouth at how sexist Islam is.

          • Nessie

            Be well.

    • Nessie

      And the irony or the biggest example of a gratuitous race hatred you are trying to stir up here is that there seems to be no mention of Leah’s detractors being “white” but Muslims who have rejected her idea of being a Muslim. This is about a clash of ideology. I don’t twitter, but I haven’t seen it as a clash of color regarding this tweet until I read your post.

  • Inaya Shujaat

    You keep doing what you’re doing! ❤️

  • Um Nedal

    Salam sister. Anyone who is too obsessed with the looks or actions of others is simply doing it because they are trying so desperately hard not to look at themselves or their own lives!! Realize… some people are just haters, plain and simple!! Every race and religion has good and bad!! As a woman, as a Muslim, you are amazing and represent yourself wonderfully!! The religion is perfect, but it’s people who make it imperfect!! Remember that, always!! Be strong my sister!!

    • Nessie

      How is a religion perfect when every nation that holds a majority of people who have been conquered into that religion – is now a human rights pit? Is there one Islamic country whose citizens are free from fear from the government harassing or arresting them – or family harassing or threatening them over any combination of what they think, what they wear, who they love or how they write or how they pray? No.

      Maybe Muhammad thought that his religion was perfect because he could take women, like Juwayriyah bint Al-Harith, Rayhana bint Zayd ibn Amr, Safiyah bint Huyayywere as prisoners against their will after conquering or killing their loved ones, but my guess is – those female “companions” of his , whether succumbing to be wife or remain se x slave, didn’t exactly think Islam was perfect. I’d bet many people who really know what it entails don’t think so either.

      I do agree with your sentiment of telling the writer to be strong. I just disagree that Islam is perfect. Then again – I think perfection is overrated (though kindness and love of life is not).

    • https://www.AFD.de Frank Baumann

      ISlam is NOT a Religion !

  • Sal

    Its that age old thing isnt it…what is YOUR islam? We know what is the absolute correct “shari’ah” Islam, but we all choose our own ground. Thats the way of the world, we are all learning. The issue is being yourself and putting yourself out there in the public space that draws attention to YOU. Then, people will judge. Thats part of being part of that space. Why they judge, what they say, its actually wholly irrelevant, because you made a decision to be a part of it – you have to roll with it. Everyone and everyone will judge. They will always judge. The bottom line is everyone is on their own journey and everyone with a little knowledge of Islam does not have wisdom to be able to teach that Islam to others as the Prophet SWS did. You are correct in that – people are Internet junkies and everyone is a sheikh Google, but there is also a lot of outward truth in online knowledge. How you spread that knowledge is the key. We should be proud of each other, support each other, encourage each other and give love to one another. THAT is the way of the Prophet SWS. We don’t do that. We hate. We judge. We destroy. That’s why we are where we are as a muslim ummah. We don’t fulfill our rights to ourselves and to others – and God can see that.

  • Nessie

    I don’t understand how a strong and determined woman wants to capture the “essence of Islam.” I cringe when I read the names of the women that Muhammad acquired, often after killing the men those women loved. He changed many of their names so that their past would be erased (much like destroying all Buddhists structured in Afghanistan, Hindu structures in Pakistan, trying to rename the ancient Jewish Temple ruins and burial sites in Israel, converting the Hagia Sofia into a mosque and on and on and on).

    For example, when you take Juwayriyah bint Al-Harith, Muhammad’s 8th wife (9th “companion” when including his sex slave count). He renamed her this prisoner (after marrying her) after he conquered her Arab tribe – aiming to wipe away her identity and the identity of those who she loved. Where is the essence of feminism when Muhammad’s first wife was a businesswomen, long before he determined that he would conquer people as a prophet and force them to accept his word upon pain of death? Rather debunking the idea that he brought women’s rights. His most empowered “companion” was his employee and first wife pre “prophet” times – and subsequent female “companions” like Juwayriyah, Rayhana bint Zayd ibn Amr, Safiyah bint Huyayywere often prisoners of conquest and forced to satisfy his rather insatiable lust.

    I’m dumbfounded at how a strong and determined woman really aims to credit Islam for her strength as a women, when historically and currently – it just disenfranchises women. This is evident when looking at Muslim women living under Islamic rule, forced to wear niqab or burqa, often missing their clitoris, violently and unhygienically cut from them at a young age to deprive of pleasure when forced to service a man. They are not empowered (or very few are). American Muslim women are empowered – Western Muslim women are empowered – thanks to secular laws and liberal values – not because of ritual methodology, a set of laws and a belief system dreamed up by a psychopath to forward his goals and benefit his male soldiers were often equally barbaric. Be strong – but know why you are.

  • Nessie

    Leah, I think you have a special knack to make any idea look cool. It’s a powerful talent to be used with care – because people will follow.

    You should not have had to endure such personal attacks. Whatever anyone does, there will be haters and supporters. Just make sure they are supporting what you really believe in. Make sure you really believe in the ideas you want elevated. I see a lot of paradox which can be dangerous in the overall picture.

  • Biff Henderson

    All followers of the Muzzy Death Cult need to go the fuck back to the Eastern Sandlands and never come back. #ERADICATETHEMUZZ #FUCKMOHAMMED #BURNAKORAN

    • Iram Shaikh

      Honestly why are u even on this website? how abt u get a lil more educated fam?

      • Kieran Mahon

        Preach! Send these haters back where they belong!

  • ChewBeckyWithTheGreatHair

    same tbh…one thing my teach told me has always stuck with me…originally an Arabic phrase but I only remember the English rn: leave what do not concern you

  • Monte Silver

    Yes, primitive muslims will label a girl as a whore just for driving a car or wearing pants. Indeed a primitive backward bunch of people

  • https://www.AFD.de Frank Baumann

    Great !
    So you see what is ISlam about and what brain damages your brothers & sisters have …