This post may be perceived as rather controversial and sensitive. But it is becoming a real concern to me.
Marriage is a beautiful partnership and it is encouraged in most religions.
As a young African -Caribbean Muslim women, I have noticed that there seems to be a lot of cultural and societal pressures in some of our communities which may rush young muslim women into “getting married”. It actually makes me so sad. There is more to life than “marriage”. Young muslim women need their communities to support them in following their dreams and ambitions. In my opinion. Independence is everything.
Getting married is not guaranteed to happen in everybody’s life, just like other things one may aspire for or want to achieve. We don’t even know if we will live till tomorrow. But that is okay, not everything we want, will happen or plan out the way we would hope and pray for. I strongly believe, that if something is meant to happen, it will and no one can stop it.
Idk if it is just me. But I have constantly been hearing this new catchphrase “when I am married then I will....”. Why not do the things you have always wanted to do that are permissible in the Islamic faith, just go for it, enjoy your life. Don’t let people or society limit you or put you in a box. Be true to yourself always.
Marriage itself is a long term commitment which one can choose to prepare for in various ways. For example, you don’t just take an exam without revising. Preparation can be key in building a strong foundation.
To my muslim sisters and all women out there, you are a queen. Remember you deserve the best, always. Try and do what makes you happy, life is very short and unpredictable.
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