Just Like Khadijah (Album: Ummah Wake Up)

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Ani
2005-11-07
Written, produced by Ani

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I decided to highlight Khadijah, the first convert to Islam, as a role modal for Muslims. It is also a sarcastic statement to most Muslim countries that oppress their womenfolk. Khadijah was a rich, independent woman who proposed to Prophet Muhammad, who was 15 years older than him, who financed Islam. And yet, in some Muslim countries women can't drive, can't move around their country without the signature of a male relative, forced into marriage, and sometimes at an illegal age. Some Muslims have got it all wrong, despite Islam.

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JUST LIKE KHADIJAH THERE’S A LADY I GOT TO KNOW SHE LIVED FOURTEEN HUNDRED YEARS AGO THE WIFE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD PEACE BE UPON BOTH OF THEM A BUSINESS WOMAN WITH HER OWN IDENTITY IN A WORLD WHERE GIRLS ARE NOT AS WORTHY SHE GAVE SO MUCH BACK TO HER COMMUNITY WHAT A ROLE MODAL FOR ME JUST LIKE KHADIJAH I WANT TO BE STRONG STAND UP FOR WHATS RIGHT AND FIGHT WHATS WRONG JUST LIKE KHADIJAH I WILL BE THAT GIRL A SUPERWOMAN MUSLIM IN THIS WORLD SHE INVESTED A LOT FOR ISLAM WITH A HUMBLE HEART AND OPEN ARMS SHE’S THE PRINCESS OF MECCA AND THE PURE ONE “AL-TAHIRA” SHE STOOD BY HER HUSBAND THROUGH THE THICK AND THIN FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH AND THE RELIGION LIVING HER LIFE IN SUBMISSION OF THE DEEN WHAT A ROLE MODAL FOR ME

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