A mere piece of clothing has been creating turmoil all around the world. I cant help but wonder, what threat does this simple way of dress pose to those who oppose it...and what does hijab mean to women?
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Postby Tanveer » 03 Nov 2004, 18:57

[b]When you look at me,
What do you see when you look at me?
Do you see someone limited,or someone free?
All some people can do is just look and stare.
Simply because they can't see my hair.
Others think I am controlled and uneducated.
They think that I am limited and un-liberated.
They are so thankful that they are not me.
Because they would like to remain "FREE".
Well, free isnt exactly the word I would've used,
Describing women who are cheated on and abused.
They think that I do not have opinions or voice.
They think that being hooded,isn't my choice.
They think that the hood makes me look caged.
That my husband or dad are totally outraged.
All they can do is look at me in fear.
And in my eye,there is a tear.
Not because I have been stared at or made fun of,
But because people are ignoring the one up above.
On the day of Judgement they will be the fools
Because they were too ashamed to play by their own rules.
Maybe the guys won't think I am a cutie.
But atleast I am filled with more inner beauty.
See,I have declined from being a guy's toy.
Because I wont let myself be controlled by a boy.
Real men are able to appreciate my mind,
And aren't busy looking at my behind.
Hooded girls are the ones really helping the Muslim cause
The role that we play definitely deserves applause.
I will be recognized because I am smart and bright,
And because some people are inspired by my sight.
The smart ones are attracted by my tranquility,
In the back of their mind...they wish they were me.
We have the strength to do what we think is right,
Even if it means putting up a life long fight.
You see, we are not controlled by a mini skirt and tight shirt,
We are given only respect and not treated like dirt.
So you see,we are the ones that are free and liberated
We are not the ones that are sexually terrorized and violated.
We are the ones that are free and pure.
We are free of STD'S that have no cure.
So when people ask you how you feel about that "hood"?
Just sum it up by saying..."BABY ITS ALL GOOD." :wink:
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Postby *Fatemah* » 03 Nov 2004, 19:26

s/a...very nicely put..it truly is eye-opening...it sure opened my eyes...now i know why hijab is stressed upon....its only for our good...aand our own benefit...it protects us all the time...mashallah!!!
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Postby Amreen » 03 Nov 2004, 19:54

what a beautiful poem...this tells us that women are very precious ...and hijab is the most important thing in life ...hijab is like a shell ..inside which there is gemstone ...this shell protects the stone so when u open it its shining...
we knw what we are and knw not wat we maybe
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Postby Fatimah Zahra Karim » 03 Nov 2004, 22:21

Beautifully put. it really makes u think n realize the importance n benefits of hijab. if u wrote it urself, congrats. shows ur thinking...n ur good at writing poetry too. good work
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Postby Umm.aly » 04 Nov 2004, 02:56

Like the others, I must say.. this poem is BEAUTIFUL!! Beautifully written! and very accurate in description!
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thank-you all

Postby Tanveer » 04 Nov 2004, 16:46

thanks to all those who loved it but honestly speaking.....NO....I have not written it myself....I had found this poem a very long time ago and I found this the best opportunity and place to share it with my fellow muslim girls.I am glad you all loved it...I loved it too and that is why i decided to share it with you.....this shows i am no poet.......than-you for the congrats though!.... :wink:

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