This is a man’s world right?
Where every woman who dreams of touching the sky, universe even, who has the potential to lighten up the universe, dies under her crimson veil. Within the four walls of her room, behind the curtains of responsibilities, duties, and priorities, children, home, expectations, society, lies the heart of a young woman with unfinished dreams. Right?
Wrong. Well, at least partly.
We live in a world where ‘dreams’ and ‘aspirations’ are defined as touching the sky, becoming a star, travelling the world, and what not.
It is natural of a woman to give her all, when she wants to. Be it in nurturing her family, or in society. She sacrifices every single second of her time and ounce of health. Her ambitions even. Sometimes, patiently puts up with what she never expected with strength only God knows where she gains from. Sometimes she gives up hope, and sometimes, she rises past it and keeps fighting.
The four chosen women; Khadidja RA, Fatima RA, Maryam AS, Asiya RA. What were their dreams and what did they achieve in worldly terms?
The problem in today’s world, is in understanding our roles. And setting our dreams accordingly. Allah swt has assigned in His divine wisdom in our roles and responsibilities and the world says the opposite.
If we are wise enough, we will seek to know what role Allah swt has given us and set our dreams accordingly.
If Allah has given us a role as a woman the first and foremost as a care taker of the family, then the response to the world is by acting upon what Allah has asked us to and show the world how superior it is. I want to benefit this Ummah, yes. But it starts with MY family.
There is so much truth in the saying ‘You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.’
Khadidja, Maryam, Fatima and Aasiya have impacted generations upon generations and they still do. They leave a legacy that’s remembered centuries past their death. In fact, they’re still alive in the knowledge of many scholars, in the books of many libraries, in the hearts of so many woman. So what were their priorities in life? What were the standards they lived by? THAT is what our dream should be. They’ve raised the bar so high, yet we aim so low, *thinking* we are *sacrificing*.
*two minutes while you pause and rethink about your dreams, saam*
Of course there is nothing wrong in having dreams. But saying that family responsibilities will stop us from pursuing our dreams is something that one should be considerate about.
Because it doesn’t, if it is in line with Allah’s swt commands…
Dream. And keep dreaming the right things. Now go touch the sky, become a star, travel the world and what not 😉
And remember, Beautiful dreams come true with Dua ❤ :’) Alhamdulillah.