السلام عليكم

Welcome to Hikaayat!

Hikaayat means story in Arabic and we have created this online magazine to serve as a space for Muslim women to breathe, share and voice opinions on anything and everything that we feel is relevant to our lives.

Muslim women the world over have unique challenges to face. Many of us not only face these challenges but rise above them. Hikaayat looks to celebrate the multi-faceted, rich and complex experiences of Muslim women. We want to celebrate the lives of women in different fields and aspects of life, from reflections on motherhood to owning the corporate space. We have created a space for women to share experiences related to spirituality, art, culture, politics, fashion, food and anything else deemed important to you.

Hikaayat was born out of need to create an arena for Muslim women beyond common polarised narratives of Muslim women that are perpetuated in both Eastern and Western societies. In our experience, mainstream media generally portrays Muslim women either as the oppressed daughter or the radical anti-Islam rebel. And while these extremes exist, where are the voices of Muslim women that fall between these extremes? Despite the majority of Muslim women falling into this middle segment, there is little in the way of spaces for us to share our stories. Hikaayat is the space and mouth piece for Muslim women across the world. Let us tell our own stories, let us be the authors of new narrative about what it means to be a Muslim woman in the 21st Century.

We look forward to sharing our journey with you and you sharing part of your journey with us.

Love

Il-haam