Independence can mean a myriad of things to different people. But to me, it means to have the freedom and the choice to practice Islam fully wherever I am. It means to not have any restrictions, prejudices or biases placed on me due to practicing any tenet of my deen; my way of life. No matter where I am in the world, the word independence means to be able to adhere to and practice my faith the way Allah (SWT) and His Prophet (PBUH) have ordained me to!

By Amna Javed

Teacher – Middle Section