Comedian Sadia Azmat has shared her stance on sex and themes considered taboo by many believers in a column for the British newspaper Metro. She revealed that she has had sex during Ramadan and liked it a lot, as “there is a heightened sense of arousal given the increased awareness of primal urges through the hunger and thirst”.
“If I had a choice, I’d give up a sandwich over semen”, the woman admitted, complaining about society expecting her to be a “good girl” and a “bastion of culture, tradition, and responsibility”, like other women.
The columnist stated that “rounded, complicated, emotive and above all horny” Muslim women are not supposed to exist and revealed the struggles of being an unmarried Muslim woman, along with her dating life. While she has opted to not to get married rather than enter an arranged one, she has had to face rumours among her relatives in India and has in vain attempted to make the first move towards a relationship. But the moves resulted in nothing, as guys either thought she was into a jihadist, that she was already married, or was frigid, according to her.
“Wrong. I believe in sex before marriage – mainly because I believe in sex and not so much marriage”, she stated.
Azmat also spoke about other relationship challenges, such as guys looking down at her and seeking to save her from “some imaginary, oppressed plight”. Some of her non-Muslim dates have apparently viewed conquering her as similar to the US invading Iraq. She also spoke about the strange phenomenon of Muslim dating apps. Azmat concluded her article with a call to Muslim ladies to be themselves “instead of living for others or towards everyone else’s expectations” this Ramadan.
Her confession prompted a mixed response online. Some praised her outspokenness.
@sadia_azmats_— JennyRRowe (@JennyRRowe) May 5, 2019
"Ladies this Ramadan, instead of living for others or towards everyone else’s expectations, just do you – the rest will follow."
Happy Ramadan to my muslim friends ❤🌈😊🌞
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Lmao. Good read. And very surprised— shivansh 🇮🇳 (@Shivansh_Semwal) May 6, 2019
Love this Sadia! And thank you for a topic that nobody likes to talk about! ❤️— वेश्या طوائف (@JaiBoy) May 5, 2019
However, some were far less accepting, accusing her of attention-seeking.
Attention seeking— Hanna Z S (@hanna_007) May 6, 2019
and she felt the need to tell everyone why?— Simon David Fisher (@simonfisher7) May 5, 2019
being horny is human nature anyone that says otherwise is lying
Others slammed her for “picking” on Islam.
Why not just leave Islam? Picking and choosing the parts you agree with is illogical and counter productive.— Hakeem the Dream (@drhakeemdream) May 6, 2019