‘Umm-e-Ayesha’ is a TV show made by 7th Sky Entertainment for Ramzan. It’s on Geo channel every evening at 6 pm, starting on the first day of Ramzan. The show tells a story meant to inspire young girls who want to follow their faith and also achieve their dreams in real life.

The story is about a girl named Ayesha, played by Nimra Khan. Saleem Ghanchi directed the serial, and Hina Huma Nafees wrote it. The cast includes Omer Shahzad, Mehmood Akhtar, Nida Mumtaz, Tara Mahmood, and others.

The drama serial focuses on the teachings of Islam while keeping the dreams, lifestyle and challenges of the new generation in perspective. No doubt Umm-e-Ayesha is a notable effort in that direction.


Here’s why you should watch the show:

Normalising girls wearing hijab driving scooters

Ayesha wears a hijab and drives a scooter. Seeing a young girl do both might seem unusual in shows, but this drama aims to make it normal. While we’ve seen girls driving scooters in dramas before, seeing a girl in a hijab do it is refreshing.

Breaking old tropes

When Ayesha’s father gives her a scooter for her birthday, her mother doesn’t like it. She thinks it would’ve been better if he gave her gold jewelry instead. This happens a lot in our communities. People often think it’s better to invest in property or gold for a girl’s future, rather than giving her the chance to get an education or live independently.

Father standing up for his daughters

It’s heartwarming to see the show portray the bond between fathers and daughters without the usual restrictions we often see. Ayesha’s father is her biggest supporter. Even though their relationship is made up, it reflects the real-life stories of many women who have succeeded with the help of a supportive male family member. ‘Umm-e-Ayesha’ shows these kinds of relationships and changes the way father-daughter relationships are usually shown on TV.

Girls working while wearing hijab

Ayesha gets treated unfairly because of her hijab. She almost doesn’t get a job because of it, and later, she faces criticism for it too. Ayesha represents many girls who struggle to keep wearing their hijab despite facing bias at work or pressure to look modern. But Ayesha doesn’t give up. She shows that girls can wear hijab and still do well at work. She dresses neatly and professionally, proving that her hijab doesn’t stop her from fitting in or doing her job well.

In ‘Umm-e-Ayesha,’ we see a girl who has to prove herself not just outside her family, but also within it. Her mother wishes she was married and wants her to dress up nicely when there’s a potential match visiting. There’s also pressure on her to send pictures without her hijab to impress potential husbands’ families.

What’s interesting is that her sister doesn’t wear hijab, which many families can relate to. Despite their differences, they have a good relationship and don’t force each other to change.

In summary, ‘Umm-e-Ayesha’ is worth watching during Ramzan, especially if you’re tired of regular Ramzan dramas. Its messages are relevant to both young and old viewers.Top of Form