Yesterday marked the second annual Muslim Women’s Day, a day to celebrate Muslim women all over the world. Many took to social media to share heartfelt messages with their Muslim followers for the occasion, including R&B singer SZA. The Weekend singer shared a throwback photograph to her 3.1 million Instagram followers of her and her uncles, sitting on prayer mats in a backyard. “Happy #muslimwomensday! love and Salaams to every strong muslimah who’s ever inspired me to be better,” she captioned the image. “Love to all women today and every day 💖 (S/o uncle Hamza n uncle Ali ☺️ …I was 9 w super big feet n hands + REALLY lanky lmao Life. )” she added.
SZA, whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe, has been very vocal about growing up in a Muslim household in New Jersey. “I’ll feel most comfortable with Islam forever. It just makes most sense to me out of everything else, there’s less variables and less space for human error. It’s very rigid but it’s safe because you can trust it. There’s no photos or idles, no songs or hymnals, it is what it is. I like the clarity,” she said in a past interview with Complex magazine.
Other celebrities to celebrate the occasion with a thoughtful Instagram post include Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. The bronze medalist wrote “What a blessing it is to see a generation of little ones inspired and determined to be great. Today we celebrate Muslim women everywhere who work to tell our own stories through a different lens. May your light continue to shine ✨🧕🏽 #MuslimWomensDay.” Karlie Kloss took to Twitter to share a heartfelt message with her Muslim followers too.
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) March 27, 2018