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I am on a journey towards Ihsan (It means ‘excellence’ – It is a matter of taking one’s Iman (inner faith) and showing it in both deed and action). This journey is only the means to the ultimate end and as it may difficult and unpleasant sometimes, I will need my “spoonful of sugar”.

I also advise you with five matters: when you are treated unjustly, do not behave unjustly; when you are praised, do not become happy; when you are criticized, do not become upset; when you are not believed, do not become angry; and if people act deceitfully towards you, do not act deceitfully towards them.

 

Ibn Abi Hatim

Given my privilege as a woman, I only degrade myself by trying to be something I’m not – and in all honesty – don’t want to be: a man. As women, we will never reach true liberation until we stop trying to mimic men, and value the beauty in our own God-given distinctiveness. If given a choice between stoic justice and compassion, I choose compassion. And if given a choice between worldly leadership and heaven at my feet—I choose heaven.

Yasmin Mogahed