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My Hijab


I dwelled in wilderness

I swam in a dark sea

I treaded with a blindfold

And got entangled

But I found a rescuer

That gave me dignity

It shielded me from harassment

It protected me from assault

It gave me pride and modesty

I reclaimed my honour

It earned me integrity

And placed me in a class

Only the faithful appreciate belonging

A rare garment

A unique one at that

My Hijab my pride!

They say am old fashioned

They call me a Ninja

They say am uncivilized

They go this is barbaric

I can’t imagine myself in that thing

But I smile with assurance

For that thing is my insurance

And am glad to include it in my dress code

I shun condemnation

And rebuff rebuke

I remain undaunted

I walk with so much conviction

With no iota of doubt

Cos am on the right course

My Hijab my companion

My Hijab, my pride!

 

Lift the Veil


Lift The Veil

Lift the Veil ! They say, “Oh poor girl you’re so beautiful you know ! It’s a shame that you, cover-up your beauty so ! ” She just smiles so graciously, responds reassuringly: “This beauty that I have is just a simple part of me.

This body that I have, no stranger has a right to see. These long clothes and shawl I wear, ensure my modesty, Faith is more essential than fashion, Wouldn’t you agree ?

” This hijab – This mark of piety ! Is an act of faith, the symbol, for all the world to see ! A simple cloth, to preserve her dignity !

So lift the veil from your heart, to see the heart of purity ! They tell her girl: “Don’t you know this is the west and you are free ! You don’t need to be oppressed, ashamed of your femininity !

” She just shakes her head and she speaks so assuredly: “See the billboards and the magazines, the lines in the checkout aisles; with their phoney painted faces, and their engrossed smiles.

With their sheer clothes and low-cut gowns they are really not for me ! You call it freedom – And I call it anarchy ! ”

And This hijab – This mark of piety Is an act of faith, the symbol, for all the world to see !

A simple cloth, to preserve her dignity ! So lift the veil from your heart, to see the heart of purity !

A simple cloth, to preserve her dignity ! So lift the veil from your heart, to see the heart of purity ! So lift the veil from your heart and seek the heart of purity !