In a post that was shared widely on social media, an Israeli-born Muslim woman posted an image on Instagram that is a direct quote from a verse of the Qur’an.
It shows a woman standing on the shoulders of a man holding a sword, with the caption: “I swear by the Holy Prophet that I will be with you in the end.”
In the image, the woman is in full Islamic garb, wearing a hijab, a full veil and a black turban.
In the caption of the image it says: “The Islamic woman is a woman who is not only a fighter for justice and justice’s cause, but also a symbol of a people’s hope for a better future.”
The image was shared more than 4,000 times, receiving more than 20,000 likes and more than 50,000 shares, while the post has been shared more or less daily since it was posted on Tuesday, March 15.
The woman who shared the post, who asked that her name not be published, is a Muslim woman who was born in Israel.
She shared the image after she and her friends were invited to the annual Islamic Day of Prayer in Tel Aviv.
The prayers are held on Sunday, March 20, and include a sermon by Imam Hasan al-Tayeb, who is known for his fiery sermons.
She said she was surprised that she had been invited to attend, as she often attends the prayers alone.
“I am really honored and humbled to be invited to participate in this important event,” she said.
“When I saw the image of the Imam I felt really angry,” she told The Jerusalem Report.
“I thought, ‘What a shame.
How can they put up such a stupid image?
I would like to say something and I think that the Imam could help us with something.'”
A spokesman for the Israel Religious Action Center (IRD), a group that supports the rights of religious minorities in Israel, said that the image is a blatant example of Islamic misogyny, which is why the group is calling for the government to ban the photo.
“This image of a Muslim Muslim woman in full Muslim garb standing on a man’s shoulders is an attack on the Islamic women in Israel who have been subjected to sexual violence, harassment and violence in the name of religion,” RIDC spokesman Farah Fattouh said in a statement.
“These images should be removed from social media and put on the internet.”
“The Muslim community must not be allowed to be victims of such shameful and offensive attacks against our rights and freedoms,” she added.
Fattoub said that while the incident is “an extremely rare event” in Israel in terms of Muslim women being assaulted or harassed, there has been a “lack of action by the state to deal harshly with the perpetrators.”
The Islamic Day for Prayer was organized in Tel-Aviv by the Muslim community to remember the martyrdom of the prophet Muhammad, who died in 632 A.D. and was the seventh of the nine Imams to the holy book.
Families who attended the prayer in Tel and Tel Aviv were greeted with loud chants of “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”) and prayers that called on the prophet to protect the Muslim women of Israel from such violence.
The imams called on Muslims to not be afraid of the violence that women face and said they want to “make this a day of strength and a day to live our lives freely and freely.”