Muslim girls are destroying their images. Along with her religion, she is walking step by step in the modern society. Apart from the cities, she is also showing her talent by coming out of the backward districts. seen to be associated with. Shaika Tabassum, a resident of Siwan, a backward district of Bihar, has chosen her career out of the box. He is a wall graffiti artist. She makes paintings on tall high walls for multinational companies and other departments. It was not easy to choose such a career out of a small town, where there were not so many facilities. She says that when she took admission in Fine Arts in Aligarh Muslim University, she had to face the first opposition from relatives. She says, “It was even told that if you do not want to study, then do graduation somehow.” After overcoming all odds, Shayka started her own company in Delhi called Artist Tree. Although she still has to listen today, she says, “First of all, I had to listen from my community because they were people who were interested in the subject of art. I don’t know much. Relatives also say something or the other. Then people in the industry, seeing my height of 5 feet 2 inches, say how will I be able to work on high walls, and will I be able to handle the workers. But Shayka doesn’t care about all this anymore. She also organizes a painting party in which people take tickets and make paintings as per instructions. Wanting to break boundaries, Tuba Junaid lives in Aligarh and is currently pursuing her Masters from the National University of Singapore.
But he likes shooting. He is proficient in 50 and 300 meter rifle shooting. His highest national ranking so far has come to 12. Many times she has participated in state and national shooting championships. “This religious stereotype image will be broken when we take the initiative ourselves. However, shooting is a very competitive sport and it takes a lot of money, due to which the support of the family is necessary,” says Tuba. Girls and especially Muslim girls are rarely seen in this game. They love this game because according to them you have to control an animal who is smarter than you, and also bigger. Not because of any kind of competition. Girls should not be praised like this. There should be no talk of breaking any stereotype in this. It should be taken very normal. Life of women in the world is difficult to live, and especially if you are in India, and are a Muslim. You always have to prove that you can act like a man.” Lucknow’s Aisha Amin’s passion is to ride a high speed bike. His previous speed was up to 210 kilometers per hour. She has driven superbikes like Royal Enfield, Sucati, BMW, KTM, Hayabusa.
Out of these, except Royal Enfield, all bikes are 1000 cc or more. Aisha says that she used to think about bike racing since childhood. He used to think that why girls play only with dolls and kitchen sets. Then he started riding bikes from 2015. The special thing is that Aisha rides a bike wearing a burqa. According to him, he got immense support from non-Muslim people in this area and has been given the tag of ‘Burka Rider’ by the same people. She says, “I was lucky that my family supported me and I didn’t listen to any relatives other than that. Today I know everyone in the city.” Desire to Read Kolkata-based Hayat Fatima, a graduate in English from Aligarh Muslim University, is fully devoted to her hobby of poetry writing. Her poems are political and based on her own experience as a Muslim girl. She has been writing poetry since the age of eight and now reads poems on stage. She says that people like originality in poetry and the new generation is encouraging it a lot. But it was not easy. According to Fatima Firstly, there is a general perception among relatives not to go out, to study in the city where they live, to get married after a certain age, etc. “All these barriers have to be broken,” she says. After this comes opposition from outsiders. As a Muslim woman, if you say something against your community, then a propaganda is started.
Things are twisted. But in the midst of all this, you have to move forward. I am often told by people that you wear a hijab, then how do you know all this.” According to Uzma Sarwat, a resident of Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal, education is the solution to all obstacles. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Cognitive Science from IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat. She first came to Aligarh Muslim University 800 km away to study from Ballia and is now studying 1,500 km away. Now she wants to do PhD. Uzma tells that there are talks in the society about how much she will teach the girl, but all this is never taken into account. Uzma’s poems are also very popular. In his own words, “Do your duty, you are a bird, free, fearless, free. Do your duty, that’s all.” According to Dr. Rehan Akhtar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology at Aligarh Muslim University, it is a good sign that Muslim girls are coming forward. She says, “There is nothing new in this. Muslim women have been everything from generals to witches in wars. Even in Islam, women have been given equal status from the beginning, but still there are some things which the Sharia considers, they cannot be compromised.