● Lubayna Johns: I find this post quite disturbing. Yes, to each his own, but it is also wrong to generalise the population.
No one person should put down another’s decision to choose a career, whether it be a homemaker, doctor, lawyer, etc. It isn’t about whose career choice is better, but about what you want for yourself. Also, you can’t live your life in a sealed box with the fear of wrongdoing.
Many people in past times, as well as present, are faced with the right or wrong choice to make on a daily basis, and yes we all do falter at times, as we are but human, but that’s a learning curve and risk we all have to take in order to live and learn in this crazy world.
There are too many parts of this narrow-minded article to address and it saddens me that someone could think the worst of a woman who wants to pursue a career of her choice. You cant force a woman to like sewing, cooking or baking as a “job” if it isn’t her passion.
And for the record, zina isn’t only found on campus and working places, it sometimes is in the home of that homemaker as well. No one person is perfect, so judgment is left to Allah alone. Just my 2 cents.
● A’isha Pandor: I completely agree with you. Many women find their passions when on campus. Also, the environment is wrong, but aside from the academic aspect, there’s so much that a person learns about life while on campus.
It gives a person room to grow as an individual. I’m not justifying the environment because no matter how great it is to have a degree or to sustain oneself, at the end of the day, it is Allah we have to face. If Allah says it’s wrong, we cannot justify it. No matter the consequences.
● Khadija Abad: Islamic education is important but please don’t discourage women from educating themselves about this world. Instead rather encourage them to maintain their hayaa whilst out in the world seeking education or employment.
● Ubaidullah Fazel Ellahi: That’s rubbish. I am in university and many of the Muslim girls uphold themselves with honour. They may not wear their cloaks, but they do dress in a modest manner. This is the sort of thinking and the mentality that gifted the Middle East and the “Islamic world” radical groups who have abused females. And is this person who supposedly attended university implying that women who had careers have never produced Muslim males that have served Islam whether it be in a spiritual or educational matter?
● Adela Bham; Sometimes it pays to have higher education. Cooking and baking doesn’t always pay the bills.
● Shaakira Ebrahim Aboobaker: Absolutely disgusting article. I’m a female doctor. Shame on you for discouraging education which is mentioned numerous times in the Qur’an for all of mankind.
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