Channel: Fatima Barkatulla
Support from the Cradle to the Grave
We'll breeze you around the mod to the sunset in the evening.
When I'm drowning in onto horde in the deepest, darkest ocean,
the smallest gift I'm going to mention I, you know, I have limited time. So I'm going to
go through them quite quickly, is a community that is designed to serve me from cradle from my cradle to the grave. And Muslim women have a community that is designed to serve them from the cradle to the grave. And what do I mean by that? I mean by that, that Islam doesn't divorce us from men. It doesn't divorce us from our families and treat us merely as individual units. Yes, we are individuals, but we are part. We are interdependent. We need each other men need us we need men, we need our families. A strong family is the bedrock of society.
So one of the things that I've always felt is,
for example, when it comes to financially, my father, from the time I was born, he was responsible for providing for me, and for giving me that nurturing home.
And then when I got married, my husband was responsible for that. And then, even when a woman, you know, perhaps, later on in life, when she doesn't have a husband or husband has passed away, the responsibility for taking care of her and making sure that she has all of her needs met, is then passed on to her son, or to her children. And so in that way, and that's something that's that seems very ancient, right seems like very, like, doesn't happen anymore. But in that way, as a Muslim woman, I constantly feel supported through every stage of life. My children are not going to, as happens in society today abandon me because they know they have a responsibility towards me, in my
old age, and likewise, I feel a sense of responsibility towards my parents, and their old age. So I have a community around me, designed to serve me.
I was born