I am a Muslim woman
Feel free to ask me why
When I walk
I walk with dignity
When I speak
I do not lie
I am a Muslim woman
Not all of me you’ll see
But what you should appreciate
Is that the choice I make is free
I’m not plagued with depression
I’m neither cheated nor abused
I don’t envy other women
And I’m certainly not confused
Note, I speak perfect English
I’m majoring in Linguistics
So you need not speak slowly
I run my own small business
Every cent I earn is mine
I drive my Chevy to school & work
And no, that’s not a crime!
You often stare as I walk by
You don’t understand my veil
But peace and power I have found
As I am equal to any male!
I am a Muslim woman
So please don’t pity me
For God has guided me to truth
And now I’m finally free!
I AM A MUSLIM BUT ONLY BY NAME
I am a Muslim, but only by name
When it comes to practising, what a shame!
I go to friends and relatives in suit and tie
It’s alright if I occasionally lie
Yes I practise, BUT when it suits me
Or more to the point, when it pleases society.
If I show my ankles, they’ll point and laugh
They’ll think it’s too short and reckon I’m daft.
If I trim my moustache and grow the beard
They’ll reckon I’m a fanatic or something weird.
If I wear the sunnah I’ll get great reward
But the Kuffaar will look down on me, that I can’t afford.
Yes I’m a Muslim, but only by name
I make excuses which I admit are rather lame.
Yes I’m a sane man and I’m on the right track
Who am I kidding, I feel like a right jack!
To hide my inferiority complex I protest it’s unimportant
Though my heart screams to tell me I’m a blatant fraudulent
The best thing is no-one can hear what’s going on inside
People think I’ve got it made and with my life I’m satisfied.
But I’m afraid this is a fable and it’s a pure deception
I have no peace of mind but this I daren’t even mention.
If I remain ignorant it’s OK, ‘cos then I don’t have to practise
Yes I’m conniving and these are baseless evil tactics.
But I read the Kalima and I think I have Imaan
I can’t help my attitude – I was placed in a Kufrstaan.
Yes I’m a Muslim but only by name
And with my precious life I’m playing a foolish disastrous game!
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The Woman I admire
Wearing her attire
Hiding her figure,
Curbing my desire..
The Woman I desire
Fearing the (hell) Fire
Is diligent in her prayers
For the rewards of life hereafter…
The Woman I encounter
Is beyond bother
With the keen race
To beautify the face!
The Woman I ask
From dawn to dusk
Is busy with ALLAH
Than what she expects
For her it is a must
To control one’s lust
But the Women
I see sad to say, most wear “minis”
Alone I lament…
“VIAGRA on heels”?
Though they are not made for this!
Boasting her beauty
Most probably by surgery?
But does she know it is all temporary?
Hence, the Woman
I know is advised to follow
The sunnah of our beloved Rasulullah
From head to toe….
I judge often bears a grudge
She requests (or rather protests)
But please bear in mind ALLAH’S inquest!
The Women I hurt (by this article)
Please do not curse or smut
For it is better I warned
Before all is gone…
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أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ يُزْجِى سَحَاباً ثُمَّ يُؤَلِّفُ بَيْنَهُ ثُمَّ يَجْعَلُهُ رُكَاماً فَتَرَى الْوَدْقَ يَخْرُجُ مِنْ خِلاَلِهِ وَيُنَزِّلُ مِنَ السَّمَآءِ مِن جِبَالٍ فِيهَا مِن بَرَدٍ فَيُصِيبُ بِهِ مَن يَشَآءُ وَيَصْرِفُهُ عَن مَّن يَشَآءُ- يَكَادُ سَنَا بَرْقِهِ يَذْهَبُ بِالاٌّبْصَـرِ Do you not see that Allah drives clouds? Then He brings them together, then He makes […]