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Female Muslims have taken to the street of Twitter to express their displeasure about being called an”Alhaja”.
Although some don’t find an issue with being referred to as an Alhaja, they state that the Alhaja title is supposed to be an emblem of righteousness.
The arguments of the ones complaining stem from the fact that they think their identities are being stolen and would rather be addressed by their names.
The title Alhaja is given to most women on their return from Mecca for their pilgrimage. it’s in fact the highest title a Muslim woman can get in their religion.
A lady actually started the whole trend earlier today when she tweeted that she preferred being called by her name than by the title ‘Alhaja’.
Below is what she tweeted :
My name is not Alhaja, Say my Name! pic.twitter.com/TaiEUtNkys
— Ifeoluwa (@AIfeoluwa_) June 4, 2020
Below are some of the tweets on the trend Alhaja.
This #Alhaja trend is not making sense. I dont see anything wrong in calling ppl that. Unless Alhaja has a really degrading meaning dat I don't know about. What should dem mummy G.O do then?
— ANUOLUWAPO (Of Lagos) (@slim_anu) June 5, 2020
I dont even get, is this meant to be an issue too? There are people who love this title. Many would even request you call them by that. Folks just want to complain about anything; just to seem woke. If one doesn't like it, all it takes is to tell people who address them as that.
— Emhyr Var Emreis (@Gaunter_O_dimm) June 4, 2020
All these girls that are protesting that they don't want people to call them Alhaja. It's because you want to be wayward but the name is constraining you. So that people won't say "Alhaja, eyin naa n fa shisha". #Alhaja
— Awosaakun the observer (@Awosaakun) June 5, 2020
I don't know why people find it offensive when they are being called #Alhaja 🤔.
Its actually a thing of pride.
Call me Alhaja abeg,you never know maybe malaika dey pass wey go say Amin to it🙂.
Mecca ya niyen 😊
— ALDMAT (@AbdulahiLatifa1) June 5, 2020
A Muslim girl has a name and it's clearly not #Alhaja. Say her Name!!
— Pa salaks. (@IbrahimSalako1) June 5, 2020