PETALING JAYA: Projek Dialog has launched Hidayah Muslimah, a series of 12 quizzes on its website with the aim of educating Muslim women on their rights.
Project coordinator Victoria Cheng said the quiz series in Bahasa Malaysia featured realistic life scenarios that were relevant to the modern Muslim woman.
“The quiz series offers an honest and realistic depiction of the Muslim woman wearing different hats – mother, spouse, friend, student and career woman.
“We want women to be able to critically understand their roles and their worth,” she said at Projek Dialog today.
Declared the first Malaysian quiz on Muslim women’s rights, Hidayah Muslimah is fleshed out with scriptural references and contextual scenarios.
“We also tried to incorporate key points that they can take away and ponder upon so that their growth as women is empowered by knowledge of their rights in Islam.”
Hidayah Muslimah was created by a team of six women over the course of a year. The project is funded by CIMB Bank.
“The quiz is fully designed, conceptualised, written and illustrated by six talented women, who each brought their own skill sets and unique experiences to the quiz,” Cheng said.
Hidayah Muslimah co-writer Yana Rizal said the quiz series was carefully curated to provide a fair representation of woman’s rights in Islam.
“We did a lot of research and fact-checking to ensure we present a fair representation of Muslim women’s rights.”
Also present at the launch was prominent activist Marina Mahathir, who said Hidayah Muslimah was a creative way to engage women on their rights in Islam.
Marina said the current issues afflicting local Muslim women were discrimination and domestic violence.
“Many Muslim women do not know the rights accorded them in their religion. They are taking in what they hear and it doesn’t connect with their real lives.
“A project like this which tries to personalise common situations is a good step. It enables women to understand the rights they have in Islam.”
A new quiz will be uploaded weekly over three months on www.projekdialog.com/quiz.