Posted by Farah on May 10, 2017
https://www.youthvoices.live/2017/05/10/media-to-a-muslim/

Media to a Muslim.

 

The media displays muslims as many different things.First let me start off with something that should be obvious to the public. Muslims are not terrorists. We are people. I am a person. A person just like you. I have rights and I should not be treated differently based on my beliefs. Now something else I want to get settled. Islam is not a religion of violence. By the dictionary, the definition of religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. The religion of Islam states nowhere in the Quaran that violence is correct and that is just one of the many stereotypes.

The second is that Muslims wear turbans. This seems foolish to point out, but Sikhs wear turbans. We’re not Professor Quarrell in Harry Potter. Theres no Voldemort on our heads. Muslim women wear hijabs, and some Arab Muslim men wear a headpiece called “keffiyeh” or “shamagh” or “ghutrah” depending on your location in the Middle East. My mother had warn a hijab from the age of 15 but when she came to America, she was in a way “forced to take it off”. Her profession allowed her to wear it, but because she works in a restaurant/bar she felt that it wouldn’t be appropriate in her work environment. However, before doing this she consulted a Sheikh who then told her in this case, as long as she wasn’t disrespecting herself or God it was okay.

The Islamic religion is one that puts women below men. The Quran explicitly states that men and women are equal in the eyes of God As a muslim this cracks me up. Islam commands kindness, respect and obedience to parents and specifically emphasizes and gives preference to the motherThe Islamic Religion is one that puts women as queens. Mothers. If your mother approves of you as a human being and what you are doing, then you will be placed at the highest position. It is said that your mother is the greatest person in your life and you shall love her to the highest extent.