Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften


Muhammad-din, F. (2022, March). Recreation and the creative Muslimah. Al-Qawarir, 3(2).


In this paper, I will be sharing the results of interviews and research I conducted on the recreational initiatives of Muslim women catering to the needs of fellow sisters in Islam. In most countries around the world literacy and employment rate amongst women has risen steadily in the last few decades, as it has amongst Muslim women too. Many amongst them are seeking simultaneously to learn about Islam, i.e., their obligations as Muslims and the rights that Islamic law has endowed them. Engagement in economy also means an availability of capital to spend for recreational activities. However, the question arises if and which recreational activities will be permissible and preferred by Muslim women. Therefore, many females have introduced tourism, hospitality, and event management initiatives that cater to educated urban Muslims’ aesthetics. The travel bloggers from Indonesia who review female mosque areas, Instagrammers from the UK who normalize a niqabi lifestyle while capturing beautiful picnics, and Pakistani women who promote travelling into beautiful areas of Pakistan in female and family-friendly ways are a few prominent examples. These professional women are aware of the needs of their fellow sisters and make halal ways of recreation their business motto. This article will provide real-life instances of how believers can find a balance as they strive to find a balance as ummat-e-wasat.


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