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Our Voice Is A Weapon

Posted by Maha Jawass on

our voice is a weapon 

Our voice is a weapon, and it is up to us whether or not we pull the trigger, and let ourselves be heard. It’s easy to assume that our voices are small and insignificant. That excuse is bottled up inside of us, to use, whenever. However, our voices are only small if we cease to speak. Which is why we continue to speak out in support of Palestine, to make sure the world has not forgotten, it’s why we stand against their inability to freely pray at Masjid al-Aqsa. When we become silent, we are saying that we condone what is happening.

 We are a deeply sympathetic species aware of the struggles and grief that plagues different parts of the world, and can practically hear the pleas of the people who are unfortunate enough to face those hardships. When we hear this, for a little moment, we are pulled out of our comfortable first-world mindset, and forced into the unimaginable world of others. We become sad and sympathetic, we might even cry, and then we get a text message reminding us of our plans for tomorrow night, or the commercial break ends and we’re watching our favourite show again. We get distracted. Life goes on. 

Those few moments of sorrow and guilt are thrown into the back of our minds, because what can we really do about it?

More than we can imagine. 

We are a team of voices, ready to speak out, defend, and support what we believe in. Our ability to support Palestine, and countries in need by simply talking about them and making sure the world has not forgotten about them is as crucial as donating any amount of money. The second we stop speaking out, is the second the situations in these countries become ordinary. 

We might not be able to stop world hunger, or save everyone in the world, some of us might not even be able to donate more than a few dollars. But, we have been given a gift far greater than our money, and that is our words and our actions. 

Our words are a powerful tool, more so than we can imagine. 

Only with our voices can we stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Imagine the unity of voices that come together in support of justice. That unity is the greatest power for change.

Writer, student, and a lover of art.


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  • Beautiful blog! May Allah be with Palestine and all of the countries around the world that suffer from all kinds of calamities. May Allah heal their sufferings and strengthen them and their voices. I pray that one day the voices that are unheard can be heard InshAllah.

    Asmaa Tabban on

  • The Palestinian issue is an issue for all Muslims because many Muslims aren’t allowed to pray in one of the holiest mosques in the WORLD. Let us not forget that Al-Aqsa was our first qibla. I’m a huge advocate for Palestine and no, I’m not Palestinian (neither is Nour!) but I am Muslim and I care about others. Instead of saying why this hijab was created why don’t we appreciate the fact that it was created. Thank you so, so much Nour!!!

    Anonymous on

  • your scarves are absolutely so stunning and creative!!!
    they speak a thousand words and slay the game
    FEMENIST all the way YAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    danny on

  • It’s very important to show our support to Palestine and to stand together. It’s not a favour but just a duty to support
    Palestinians are living the biggest unfairness of the history for more than 60 years now since the Balfour’s declaration. Palestine was not a country without people to give to a people without land.
    From Chile to Indenosia and Ireland people of the world stand for Palestinians.
    Secondly, yes it is IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON PALESTINE because it’s the Holy Land and that the third holiest Mosque of Islam, Al Aqsa is under big threats.
    Thirdly, I sincerely believe that we can join our voices and stand together as one since we start focusing on what Islam is really. As young girl Arab and Muslim I sincerely pray for the humanity. We should change our role model and start to read ( again ) Edward Saed, Frantz Fanon, Howard Zinn and Ibn Khaldoun. We should act toward eachoeach other as brothers and sisters with kindness and manners. We should start to reach to our kids about History and Honor. Read the Qur’an withbour hearts. We should learn how about to change our way of consumption. Stop wasting our food stop wasting our water our time in this worldly life and start now to help another minkind. We should also throw our so called technology that destroyed our humanity our sensitivity and wreack out world.

    Wissam on

  • It’s very important to show our support to Palestine and to stand together. It’s not a favour but just a duty to support
    Palestinians are living the biggest unfairness of the history for more than 60 years now since the Balfour’s declaration. Palestine was not a country without people to give to a people without land.
    From Chile to Indenosia and Ireland people of the world stand for Palestinians.
    Secondly, yes it is IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON PALESTINE because it’s the Holy Land and that the third holiest Mosque of Islam, Al Aqsa is under big threats.
    Thirdly, I sincerely believe that we can join our voices and stand together as one since we start focusing on what Islam is really. As young girl Arab and Muslim I sincerely pray for the humanity. We should change our role model and start to read ( again ) Edward Saed, Frantz Fanon, Howard Zinn and Ibn Khaldoun. We should act toward eachoeach other as brothers and sisters with kindness and manners. We should start to reach to our kids about History and Honor. Read the Qur’an withbour hearts. We should learn how about to change our way of consumption. Stop wasting our food stop wasting our water our time in this worldly life and start now to help another minkind. We should also throw our so called technology that destroyed our humanity our sensitivity and wreack out world.

    Wissam on


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