By Wahida Shaffi
This e-book provides the tales of 20 ladies from Bradford among the a while of 14 and eighty, from their very own views. It deals an difficult mosaic of the studies, perspectives and hopes of those ladies and in so doing emphasises the facility of people's lives to help deeper debate and figuring out and provides voice to an immense and sometimes marginalised team. Our tales our lives; CONTENTS; thanks; modern day global; thesaurus; ARSHAD BEGUM AJEEB; FATIMA AYUB; BARKAT BIBI; NASREEN CHOUDHURY; ELANA DAVIS; NATASHA ALMAS FELL; SENSEI MUMTAZ KHAN; NEGARA KHATUN; Rejwana Malik; SOFIA MASKIN; SYIMA MERALI; UMM MOHSIN; SHAHANA RAHMAN; ZOHRA J RASHID; Zehida Rehman; ULFAT RIAZ; AKHTAR SHEIKH; RINA (RADHIA) TARAFDER; SELINA ULLAH; JEAN (RABIA) YOUSFI; ultimate options
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What are they going to do with it besides writing love letters to boys and becoming corrupt? ” But you know these people were so uncivilised and illiterate, they didn’t even know what education was. People were simple then, weren’t they! People lived off the land, worked hard, and tried to fill their stomach and bide their time; that was it! Without education a person has no value. I was the first woman to send my daughter to school in the village. ” Nowadays it’s the boys that are sitting on their backsides and doing nothing whereas the girls are doing well in every area.
Indd 50 50 07/05/2009 16:02:21 SENSEI MUMTAZ KHAN No Mercy! I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do. indd 51 51 07/05/2009 16:03:01 OUR STORIES, OUR LIVES SENSEI MUMTAZ KHAN M y name is Mumtaz, I’m 35 years old. I was born in Little Horton, the Bradford 5 area. I’m a ju-jitsu teacher so most of my students call me Sensei, which is the Japanese word for a teacher of martial arts. I founded Onna Ju-Jitsu club.
I think it is a big asset, isn’t it – educating children. Nobody can take that away. I mean, you can leave them thousands and thousands of pounds, but if you don’t educate your children, it will all be lost. That’s what my mother said to us even though she wasn’t educated. “Nobody can take your degree away from you,” so that’s what was in my mind. When your children are educated you have to make sure that you also select a compatible partner for them not just give them to anyone. I got my daughter married.