Assalam-o-alikum wa rehmatullah wa barakaatu hu !
recently we had a write up on tips for working muslim women in which we suggested many tips and advises for our working muslim women who have to go outside their home. Home is a sign of safety for every organism , not only human beings .Obviously there are a lot of issues one has to face when one is out of the home, and especially if one is female and more over she is muslim, she has to face a lot of issues.
So here are we with a lot of new and cool tips for our working muslim women, who have to leave their home often. Well not just working women, these are general tips for all sisters, primarily inclined towards their safety. Do tell us how were the tips and suggestions are more than welcomed….
Here are some scenarios which one might encounter,
Alone in Lift:
What should a muslim woman do if she finds herself alone in the company of a strange male as she prepares to enter a lift in a high-rise apartment late at night?
Suggestion: Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 13th floor, press all the buttons up to your destination. No one will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.
Alone In Home:
if you are alone in home, and some stranger tries to attack you?
Solution: rush to the kitchen. Well! You alone know where the chili powder and turmeric are kept .And where the knives and plates are. All these can be turned into deadly weapons. If nothing else, start throwing plates and utensils all over ( hoping that at least one might hit the target 😉 )
Let them break. Scream. Remember that noise is the greatest enemy of a molester. He does not want to be caught.
Taking an Auto or Taxi at Night:
Before getting into an auto at night, note down its registration number. And then use the mobile to call your family or friend and pass on the details to them in the language the driver understands .Even if no one answers your call, pretend you are in a conversation. The driver now is conscious that someone has his details and he will be in serious trouble if anything goes wrong. It would greatly reduce the risk of any possible danger. He is now bound to take you home safe and sound. A potential attacker is now your de facto protector!
If the taxi driver turns into a street he is not supposed to?
If you are in a taxi and you feel that driver is going of the destined way and you are entering a danger zone?
Solution: You can use the handle of your purse or your stole (dupatta) to wrap around his neck and pull him back. Within seconds, he will feel choked and helpless. In case you don’t have a purse or stole just pull him back by his collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.
If you are stalked at night:
Solution: enter a shop or a house and explain your predicament. If it is night and shops are not open, go inside an ATM box. ATM centers always have security guards. They are also monitored by close circuit television.
Fearing identification, no one will dare attack you.
Keep a Pepper Spray with you always. It saved many lives.
After all, being mentally alert is the greatest weapon you can ever have.
Please spread it to all those women u care & spread awareness as this is the least we can do for a social & moral cause and for the safety of women.