Meet Sis Ruqiat

Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria but moved to the United States for my tertiary education. I attended the University of Houston and where I studied Mechanical Engineering. Alhamdulilahi, I am currently practicing as a systems engineer in an aerospace firm.

Tell Us about your Islamic journey.
Alhamdulillah, I was blessed to be born a Muslim. I have diverted a few times but found my footing during my university days. I am striving to be a better Muslimah.

What have you learned from your religious experience?
Islam is a religion of peace. Any interpretation that supports harming innocent individuals and dehumanizing people goes against the fundamentals of our peaceful religion.

What’s your favorite religious saying?
Hadith and Sunnah should always be quoted in its full context. Action shall be judged according to intention.

What’s your favorite general saying?
Every experience, good or bad is a potential for growth. Experiences build us to be better versions of ourselves.

What are the two words that describes you?
Diplomacy and honesty.

What’s the vision behind the group?
Culture has influenced religion so much that it’s seen as the norm for the voice of a Muslimah to be suppressed. My goal is to ensure every Muslimah knows the authentic interpretation of her role as a woman.