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Islam empower women

The following inspiring story is written by Maryam  Amir
lthough most of my family members converted to Islam and I was raised in the faith, I really didn't want to be Muslim as a young person. I doubted whether it was for me, questioned God and I especially was not into the concept of hijab.
When I was in high school, my family and I went on a holy pilgrimage to Mecca. For the first time, I felt my heart come alive and I knew it had been touched by God. I began reading the English translation of the Qur'an and the more I read it, the more I fell in love with Islam. The Qur'an taught me about social justice; it inspired me to speak against racism, it empowered me to stand up against sexism. 
The Qur'an and the story of the Prophet Muhammad's life (peace be upon him) transformed me as a woman. I had never felt so powerful, so assured, so ready to be an agent of positive change, than I did because of Islam's teachings. Islam inspired me to focus my life's ed…