When people tell me “I don’t have time to pray” all I can hear them saying is “I won’t make time for salah.” Believe me, no matter how much life hands us, no matter how busy we are, we always make time for the things that we care about. It’s all about priorities.
Just because I’m a Muslim woman and you’re a Muslim man doesn’t mean I will timidly shrink into the corner whenever you walk by. Keeping my gaze lowered does not mean stepping aside so you can walk freely. Having modesty doesn’t mean disappearing. I am so strong in my faith and my womanhood and I know the status of women in Islam; if anything, you should step aside for us.