September 01, 2008

I Am A Muslim

But who said this is Islam?!!

I got this by email, someone sent this promotional email selling a customized version of windows to the Muslim female.
I don’t really know what to say, but if I could accept someone customizing any software to fit the radical Muslims taste. I guess I will still have troubles accepting the promotional package of that CD. It is kind of insulting representing the Muslim woman as a black ghost, because such pictures along with the slogan “ana muslima” (I am a Muslim) frames anyone who doesn’t fit such standards in the bad Muslim frame.
I am a Muslim but who said it was ever a crime to be a female?


kochia said...

بصراحة عندك حق جدا
مش عارفة ليه
اشمعني يعني ستات مسلمين
ناس مخها محدود وبتحاول تحط حدود لادمغة االاخرين
من حقك تعترضي
وبعترض معاكي

كل سنة وانتي طيبة
ووحشاني علي فكرة
وفين الموضوع اللي قلتي انك هتعمليه
انا مستنياه

Cesario said...

You know how people are most comfortable when they are able to frame others and mold them into familiar categories; that way everything that comes out of you will be expected and can be categorized into normal and abnormal.
I hate this.
Women are as different as the day is long and they have the right to be. Whether you're veiled, black ghost or whatever , we shouldn't be labeled.
I agree with you.

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello Kochia

I miss you too, but you are the one who was in vacation :)

I really liked the new look of your blog :)

الموضوع يا ستى فى الفرن :) قرب يستوى

كل سنة و إنت طيبة و بعدين ماتروحيش أجازات من ورايا

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello Sina :)

Out of all labels I really hate "the holier than thou". It is the worst because it automatically place those who don't fit the standard in the hell fire.

I hope you have a nice Ramadan :)

Sherif said...

Don't know what to say ..
This are the spells of the bedouin desert .. and dust with sand thoughts ..

We have to fight against .. and keep such peaceful and elegant image of our Islam .. away from follishness ..

Keep strong as you are ..

lost within said...

Being a female is never a crime and being a muslima female is a privilege ;)
Such pack targets those who understand Islam in a false manner ; those who think of women as "awra" and the women who think of themselves as "awra " as well !!

Such an email must've laned in ur inbox by mistake ;)

Ramadan mubarak =)
al 7amdolellah Ramdan is as special for us as it is for you ;)

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello Lost within

I can understand that some men would view women as "awra" but how can a woman believe such a thing?!

Enjoy Ramadan :)

lost within said...

Believe it or not some women do think of themselves in such manner !
those women are too weak to resist men's dominance over them and so believe all that men want them to believe ! it might sound like a conspiracy theory bs lel asaf some women do fall for such things and believe themselves to be inferior!

Shimaa Gamal said...

I guess that it is related not only to the men's dominance, it is also related to how women raise their daughters.
I can understand that a woman think of herself as a second grade creature but how can she pass this on to her daughters?

It is really a shame.

Shimaa Gamal said...


You know as we are in the month of Ramadan I kept tracing those bedouin influences on the Egyptians Islam.
Those people though they seem to have a huge influence over Egyptians yet Egyptians are still keeping the core of the Egyptian identity.

The only way to fight back this influence is to stick to that Egyptian identity and raise the awarness that there is a difference between regional customs and religious orders.

Sherif said...


You've hit the target. Absolutely right

Mohaly said...

It has been a trend now to mix between islam and wahabi thinking that separates women all the way!

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

i dont think it is real ... this must be a joke right !!!!!!!!!!!

if so they better advertise as "ana khalegeya" ?!

jessyz said...

Ana ba2a 3andi a totally different question. Is this legal? And what how is it customized for women? I think this is something pirated and this would be even worse than the woman in the veil, so what is it now, ana Muslima and I am selling pirated software?
Ana Muslima and I can't use the same software as men do? What is the world coming to?

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello guys
I am sorry for my late reply but you know Ramadan. It causes a severe disturrbance to my little abilities to manage my time.

First @ Jessyz
Thank you for visiting. Actually you added an important note, because yes this product is probably pirated. So now insult is added to injury. I am a Muslim and a thief ... Brilliant!


@ Egyptiana
Unfortunately, the modern "Khalegeya" doesn't look like the picture. Only the Saudies make thier women dress like this. The package should have read "ana wahabeya"


which will lead us to Mohaly's comment. Lots of people have been mixing wahabism with Islam thinking that it is the only right interpretation. But wahabism is highly influenced by the bedouian customs which consequently lead to the misconception that Islam is a bedouian religion.

Sorry again for my late reply, kol sana wento taybeen