The following is a transcript of an interview with my friend concerning her personal beliefs and faith in her religion:
Even Ahmed becomes compliant as she finds her path to womanhood, further emphasizing that a person’s characteristics can be conformed. She says “…if I had been simply an ordinary girl. I believe I would not have been able to live and accept what my sisters and the other girls in this country have to endure. I don’t believe I am better than they, but I sense within me such determination, such rebellious strength, that I would probably have upset everything” (119). However, her actions speak differently from her words. As a developing woman, Ahmed, renamed Zahra, shows signs of meekness and submission, in contrast to her previous ruthlessness, to the circus owner and her son. “Zahra had given up the use of speech. She wept, and the tears flowed down her face…” (110). Zahra, once domineering, is now compliant. Ahmed alters her personality because she, as well as the Islamic society, associates womanhood with obedience.
The first night's story in Arabian Nights is that of the Merchant and the Demon. Told by Shahrazad, the story offers a remarkable parallel to her own situation as she faces immanent death. Thus, the story of the Merchant and the Demon is told as a parable within the frame story, presenting a poignant analogy for Shahrazad's own situation. The Merchant and the Demon is a short tale but one filled with themes such as power, guilt, justice, and moral responsibility. Through the clever analogy with her own situation, Shahrazad also explores the theme of creative problem solving in tricky situations. Moreover, the story illustrates the core differences between pre-Islamic and Islamic values in Arabian society. Because the theme of gender roles and norms are not present within the Merchant and the Demon, the story shows how sexism is simply a form of general political and social oppression.
In the exposition we meet our protagonist who is a young women of Islam who wears the traditional veil that muslim women are advised to wear under the law of the Quran were it says, “And tell the believing women to reduce some of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which necessarily
The process of making decisions when growing up acts as a barrier, in particular the uncertainty and risk involved which makes the decision challenging and confusing. The post adolescence stage has Shafana in a bizarre stage of life where she must take full responsibility for her decisions and actions. In the beginning of the play the word veil is symbolic for the foreshadowing of the play “to recognize the veil of knowing and surrender to unknowing,” – Shafana. Here the veil is symbolic of the uncertainty that waits when escaping the societal criteria and transitioning to adulthood and life wearing the hijab. Shafana uses a monologue to expose her feelings of the
While growing up with her father, her religion was forced upon her, as for their punishment the children were sentenced to “the verse”, in which they were required to right out one hundred lines direct from the bible by memory. She doesn’t seem to enjoy the idea of faith, but there is no doubt that she realizes it’s
However after reading a Christian bible story in one of her classes she states, “I left class believing – accepting – that there was a God” (Lamott 635).
Miriam Toews’ novel, A Complicated Kindness, explores the aspects of one’s interpretation of faith, their reintegration into society and self-improvement. These elements are explored through Natasha Nickel’s formulation of her newfound faith, a step in which she soaks knowledge, questions what has been learned, and then incorporates the changes into her lifestyle. Through this critical thinking process, Tash becomes the most logical follower of faith in the community.
In the beginning of the film we see how assumptions and stereotypes sting and cross boundaries in the lives of everyday citizens, as with the story of Farhad. For example, there is a scene “Play the gehan in your own time,what you want?,i'm i making a
The family is faced with conflicts, particularly amongst the siblings as they seek to establish whose dream is superior. It becomes more difficult for Lena to make the right decision in the midst of the conflict because her wish is to please everyone. The play is about the black family that struggles with racial prejudice and economic hardship. The underlying importance of the play is in the way it shows the value of dreams, importance of family, and racial discrimination.
Khan starts off her piece by recounting a personal story—the day her family arrived to the United States and how her "Indian Muslim family became Latino." The change was made so that a nominee for governor would win because her family believed support from Muslims would hurt the candidate. Through the small story the reader begins to learn of the prejudice Muslims face, as the author's father wanted "to change the family's ethnic and religious identities
People are walking outside IRAN DAILY NEWS. Miriam (27) a beautiful skinny woman, a fashionista wearing a black hijab that covers her hair, walks out of the building. She is wearing a silver Christian cross necklace. Her husband, Omar (28) is in his yellow cab car waiting for her. He walks out of the car and opens the door for her and smiles. He is here to pick her up from work. Miriam just got fired. They both sit in the car and talk about what has happened. Miriam lost her job because she was to opinionated and the Iran Daily News was being censored and supervised by the Iranian Islamic Government, they did not like what Miriam wrote about how the Islamic religion had changed Iran to the worse, so they fired her. They also talk about how all of the plains are on hold, and that is way Omar does not have a job, since he is a pilot. After a while driving and talking, Miriam takes of her hijab in the car and lets her hair blow in in the wind, Omar panics and almost crashes the car and he keeps telling her to put that back on, suddenly a police car stops them, and asks Omar to see their marriage certificate. Miriam is angry and tries to talk to the policeman, however, the policeman does not acknowledge Miriam and keeps asking Omar for the marriage certificate. Omar talks gently to the officer and says that they got married on September 22th, 1980. The policeman stops
Fatima is a little girl at school. She is Muslim religion. One day Fatima retuned from her school, She was upset .Her mother try to ask her what happened? . She was sad because her classmate Billy makes fun of her mother’s Muslim dress. He saw them at the grocery story. Fatima’s mother says that a person’s words and actions are more important than anything else. Her mom’s words help Fatima say and do something that will teach Billy a lesson. Feelings lead Fatima to come up with a plan to teach Billy a lesson about acceptance. Fatima looks happy and peaceful when she come up with her plan. She decided to talk in Talk Time. In the morning, Fatima ware Hijab’s mother. Fatima’s mom taught her daughter the process of putting on the Hijab. Everyone
The characters portrayed by Leila Aboulela to a great degree vary vastly in their levels of religiosity. This novel showcases a wide spectrum of Muslim identities. Most of the devout believers follow Islam, as they are constantly expressing their faith, thru means of prayer, recitation or other adorations. These religious members are accepting of veil culture, because they have more to value than materialistic objects and western culture. For instance, the young school girls that wore tobes, while Najwa skirts to university. Also, the servants she had back home, as she would be coming home from a party at dawn, they would be make their absolution, “A light bulb came on. They were getting ready to pray. They had dragged themselves from sleep in order to pray. I was wide awake and I didn’t,” this quote from the novel, illustrates a young Najwa understanding the basis of Islam and the importance of prayer (Aboulela, 32) However, this is an evident class divide, illustrating that those with wealth are more secular and those with less are humbled towards their faith. In her time in London, Najwa befriends woman at the local mosque and develops an interest her recitation. Her realization and locality to religiousness triggers her spirituality.