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Muslim Power Couples – The Blog Series (April 2014)

This post is a few days late but with a busy schedule, I’m sure you all understand. 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 second group of couples is filled with innovators. Religion does not mask our intelligence nor does it stop our creativity. Living, loving and laughing on a daily basis brings our marriages out of the folds of unfounded myths. 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 “dynamic duos” and three words that describes their vibes. Starting from the Bottom L and continuing upward clockwise –

 

Aliyyah Terborg & Faruq Hunter, Atlanta, GA

  • Earthy
  • Global
  • Blended

Mecca Abdur Rahim-Perkins & Amir Perkins, New Jersey

  • Travelers
  • Vibrant
  • Kith and Kin

Jaffar Green & Rabia Ahmad, Philadelphia & Delaware

  • Social
  • Resourceful
  • Generous

Zaahir & Naimah Bhuruku, Washington, DC

  • Adventurous
  • Ride or Die
  • Entertaining

Zarina Naeem & Halim Naeem, Detroit, MI

  • Lecturers
  • Organizers
  • Patrons

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 March post, CLICK HERE.  Be sure to check back for the May post, scheduled for May 23. You never know who you might see.

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