Being Muslim Woman
My name is Kulsum, I’m a 20 something Muslim mom blogger with a mission that seems quite daunting. I want to be able to balance not only the work-life aspect that everyone talks about, but also add in the Islamic element too.
I’m a mother to a toddler and the next one coming soon in sha Allah. I have always loved kids because I feel they are the most truthful and honest humans. I live in Bangalore and work as a Digital Marketer in a travel company, parallel to running this space for a Muslim mom blogger.
All my life I have seen Muslim women face barriers in life that it hinders them from living their dreams. Maybe she wanted to be a designer or a businesswoman or a chef. But she got caught in the web of culture and family who never gave wings to her dreams. It’s not fair that although Islam has raised the status of the women, society and culture get in your way.
This drove me to make a career change and get into something I am passionate about and be the change I want to see.
I have an Engineering degree and worked for about two years in an upscale IT company. Although, really it was not my cup of tea since it kept me away from my family for the whole day. Thus after much anticipation, I decided to quit the Corporate life and explore my options. That was a very difficult and courageous decision I had to take and I pride myself in it. It took me a lot of time to figure out what I really wanted to do with life.
Although I knew 3 things for sure:
1. It had to be something related to Islam.
2. Something that kept me close to my family.
3. To help Muslim women break out of their shells.
A lot of research finally landed me the idea of being a digital marketer and Alhumdullilah it checks all my three requirements, right now I’m on a learning curve on building an online presence, brand development, business exposure on social media, website development, Ad placement and so much more.
The job is work from home solely, flexible Alhumdullilah and with my skills honed I hope to someday help Muslim women expand their dreams online. It might be a small part but it surely will give me a lot of satisfaction to see a happy Muslim mom/woman. Along with this, I would like to sprinkle a little bit of basic Islam into your daily life to strengthen yours as well as your family’s Imaan, because let’s face it, you’re the captain of the ship and that’s the most important element.
So join me as I do a work-life-deen balance and still have time to take care of myself.