Muslim Power Couples – The Blog Series (May 2014)
As a Muslim couple, more specifically a Muslim woman, otherwise known as a Muslimah, there are very few images I see that look like us or me. In some circles, we are known as a Power Couple but in a room of at least 10 mainstream people, we are normally the only ones that look and represent the way that we do. I felt that if I was feeling this way, there had to be others that felt the same. So the question became, who is talking about us and representing us to the masses?
This year has been very reflective for us as we look to celebrate 25 years of marriage in October. With that number of years of holy matrimony under our belts, we can’t help but look to both sides of us, younger an older, as to who else is holding down for better or for worse as well.
We, hubby and I, are fortunate enough to be surrounded by wonderful images of Muslim Couples on Facebook. Daily, we see Muslim men and women, married couples, living, laughing and loving out loud. So wow, here came the thought, why not spotlight these duos. Why not show the images of positive, striving Muslims who have fun, who are stylish, who are playful and who enjoy not only married life but life in general. Trying to decide who to include became a task as we did not want to leave anyone out. Thus, the idea for a BLOG series was born. Why leave anyone out? Why not just pick a group to showcase every month. Problem solved and mission outlined.
This third group of couples is filled with adventurers. Breaking the stereotype of Muslims not being fun people is not only being done by these couples, but they share their experiences on FB. From zip lining to tubing to inaugural balls to road trips, Muslims set out on life adventures and live to the fullest. Not only do Muslim marriages thrive, but they are also colorful. These couples bring the full spectrum of the rainbow with them and sprinkle the air with a flavorful mist. Who are they you say?
Soooo…here ya go. A little background on the “quest mates” and three words that describes their vibes. Starting from the Bottom L and continuing upward counterclockwise –
Maryam Pean & Maxime (Sulayman) Pean, Atlanta, GA
Muslimah Shabazz – Seraaj & Luqman Seraaj, Alabama
Nana Firman & Jamal Yusuf Ali , San Diego, CA
Ameenah Muhammad Diggins & Antwan Diggins, New Jersey
Raheeman Abdulaleem Karim & Talib Karim, Washington, DC
Happy, honored, and humbled to be in such great company. This is a BLOG Series with groups of couples posted every month. If you missed the April post, CLICK HERE. Be sure to check back for the June post, scheduled for June 26. You never know who you might see.
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