The Silent Investor in Muhammad’s Startup Religion
A real feminist take on Islam means looking at the role Prophet Muhammad’s first wife, Khadija, played in enabling his rise to prophethood. The story comes on the back of a new rise in Muslim women officiating weddings.
You wouldn’t have even had Islam if it wasn’t a woman investor who said something like, “Hey Muhammad, I’m going to invest in your prophethood. I’m going to make this possible for you.”
I’m so tired of seeing women accept crumbs of progress in our faith traditions. In the case of Islam, we forget that the entire faith sprung off the financial backing of an incredible business woman who invested in the religion. 1400 years later, women are accepting small handouts and crumbs of progress, when once upon a time we were goddesses, financiers, priestesses, disciples, confidants, and lovers.
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