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An object of Despair

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Topic: An object of Despair
Posted By: seekshidayath
Subject: An object of Despair
Date Posted: 25 February 2008 at 11:01pm

As'Salamu Alaikum

Its a poem BY Fahim Firfiray {Abu Omar} I  liked it so thought to share here

Emma is a lawyer
And so is Aisha too
Colleagues going into the court
At circa half past two

Its 1 O' clock right now
They grab a bite before the trial
They chat about this and that
Conversing with a smile

Aisha is in full hijab
With a loose all over suit
Emma's is in her business wear
With accessories taboot

Emma's really quite bemused
At Aisha's godly ways
She looks Aisha in the eyes
And very firmly says

You 're smart girl Aisha
Why do you wear that across your hair ?
Subjugated by "man" - kind
An object of despair

Take it off my sister
Let your banner be unfurled
Don't blindly follow all around

Aisha is amazed
But not the least bit shy
She bravely puts her milk shake down
And gives Emma this reply

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."

Posted By: seekshidayath
Date Posted: 26 February 2008 at 5:07pm

My dear Emma,
Why do you dress the way you do?
The skirt you 're wearing  round your waist,
Is it really you ?

Now, that we've sat down,
I see you tug it across your thighs
Why ? Do you feel ashamed?
Aware of prying eyes ?

I see the way you are sitting,
Both legs joined at the knees,
Who forces you to sit like that?
Do you feel at ease ?

I'll tell you who obliges you,
To dress the way you do,
Gucci, Klein and St.Laurent,
All have designs on you!

In the main, its men my friend,
Who dictate the whims of fashion,
Generating all the garb,
To incite the basest passion

'Sex Sells" there is no doubt,
But who buys with such great haste,
The answer is the likes of you,
Because they want to be embraced -----

They want to be accepted,
On a level playing field
Sure, with brain and intellect
But with body parts revealed

Intelligence and reason
Are useful by and by
But if you want to make a mark
Stay appealing to the eye

You claim your skirt is office like
A business dress of sorts
Would we not laugh at Tony Blair
If he turned up in shorts?

His could be the poshest pants
Pinstripe from Saville Rowe
But walking round like that my friend
He'd really  have to go

Why do you douse yourself with creams
To make your skin so milky ?
Why do ripp all your hair
To keep your body silky ?

A simple shower 's all you need
To stay respectable and clean
The time and money that you spend
Is really quite obscene

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."

Posted By: seekshidayath
Date Posted: 26 February 2008 at 5:09pm

Why do you wake up at dawn
To apply a firm foundation
Topped with make up and the like,
In one chaotic combination ?

And if you shud have to leave the house
Devoid of this routine
Why do you feel so insecure
That you shud not be seen?

Be free ny sister Emma
Escape from your deep mire
Don hijab ny friend
And all Islam's attire

Avoid all those sticky stares
Or whistles from a far
Walk down the street with dignity
Take pride in who you are

Strength lies in anonimity
Be a shadow in the crowd
Until you speak and interact
when your voice will carry loud

You 're smart girl Emma
Wear this across your hair
Don't be subjugate by " man' - Kind
An object of despair

To use your very words my friend
Let your banner be unfurled
Don't  blindly follow all around

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."

Posted By: Chrysalis
Date Posted: 06 August 2008 at 11:46am
Just came across this in the archives . . .I loved it! :) Thot I'd add my appreciation and bump this one up.

"O Lord, forgive me, my parents and Muslims in the Hereafter. O Lord, show mercy on them as they showed mercy to me when I was young."

Posted By: lovesakeenah
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 4:47am
AS-salaam alaykum warahaamatullah wabarakatuh
Masha Allahu,what a lovely piece........Thanks for digging it up sis.Chrysalis
Maybe I should add somethin gof mine as well since it goes along same topic...

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!


"I have conviction that Allah has power over everything.Verily!Allah's knowledge includes and encompasses everything".

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