MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
In islam there is absolutely no difference between men and women as far as their relationship to Allah is concerned, as both are promised the same reward for good conduct and same punishment for evil conduct. The Quran says:
And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women (2:226)
The Quran instructs both Muslim men and women to dress in a modest way. The clearest verses on the requirement of modest dress are (surah 24: 30-31) telling men and women to dress modestly.
Indeed keeping in view of modesty men and women would dress differently. Women are instructed to cover their heads as our mothers of the believers used to do after the divine order came. After all they are the best of the best role models.
After studying the muslim mothers, I came to understand the incredible power muslim women hold; the invisible fore-field that comes from within and long line of distinguished muslim women upon whose shoulders we stand.
Women like Khawla bint al Azwar, Nusbaiba bint Ka'b, Al Khansa, Fatima Al-Fihri, Sumayyah bint Khabbat, Rabia al-Adawiyya and above all our Mothers of the Believers I found a new perspective on Muslim women in Islam. I understood the weight of what it meant to be a Muslim woman in the world. We come from a long line of leaders, innovators, educators, warriors, artists, caregivers and scholars. They were outspoken, thoughtful and highly ambitious. They didn't wait around for men to tell them what to do. They leaned in to their relationship with their Creator and took action. They lived meaningful lives, fueled by their gifts and potent purpose of serving God.
There's a understanding for every women that: "When a woman knows who she is and what she's capable of, fueled by the certainty of la illaha illAllah, nothing can stop her."
And that's the truth about power. There's no one definition, no single path. It's the numbers of paths we all lead, fueled by our purpose in life. It's the conviction that with God's help, we can do anything. With Him by my side, I can take on the world.
We obey our Creator, not what society expects of us. We adhere to our own code with the strength of Islam propelling us forward.
And we understand we have work to do. The motivation to start MALBUS ten years ago is just as important today as it ever was. In the face of challenges plaguing our world today, we consider it an honor to serve the Muslim woman by providing her with products, meaningful experiences and resources to improve her relationship with hijab and modest attire, expand her mind, enrich her life and nourish her soul. We will continue the legacy of Muslim women who have come before us and embrace the responsibility to move the world forward as we elevate this community. We can do this because we operate from that well of strength and power inside us all.
After all, we are the world's most powerful women.