Lyrics to the song "The Veil" by Dawud Wharnsby

(This song is also featured in the Sound Vision documentary Hijab: An Act of Faith)

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 and graciously responds reassuringly,
"This beauty that I have is just one simple part of me.
This body that I have, no stranger has the right to see.
These long clothes, this 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, a symbol,
For all the world to see.
A simple cloth, to protect 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 bill-boards and the magazines that line the check-out isles,
with their phony painted faces and their air-brushed smiles?
Well their sheer clothes and low cut gowns they are really not for me.
You call it freedom, I call it anarchy."
This hijab,
This mark of piety,
Is an act of faith, a symbol,
For all the world to see.
A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.
Lift the veil from your heart and seek the heart of purity.

 

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salamit was so iteresting.may I introduce with its poet?

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iran

This was a wonderful song to share with my non- muslim class.

Location

Lisle, Illinios

I love "Road to Madinah". I love the lyrics, and I'm so glad you include them in your website. I am probably your biggest fan. Please send me information on anything new you have.

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Illinois, United States

thank you for your support. eye recently began experimenting with the veil, the virtues which go with it have long been a part of me. the veil is not just for muslims. the veil is not a tool of man's control over women. The veil is a liberation of the chains which society sets on us. thank you once again.

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TEXAS

GREAT! i honestly think these islamic nasheeds are wonderful. I am sure many people will be inspirated with music like this - especially teens like myself.thanks for giving us something great to listen to

Location

Melbourne

assalaamualaikum to all the muslim ummah

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u.k

May Allah reward you all , for all the time and efforts . Thank you for being a great source for Islamic books , tapes , and Islamic material.For my part , these tapes at the age of 20+ have been a great source of inspiration.I have continuously resorted to content and materials provided on this site. I would also thank and congradulate the stars of Soundvision , esecially Br.Dawoud Wharnsby , i have relentleslly come to quote in many of my presentations I have given about Islam , especially in college.

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Canada

I have just heard Brother Dawud Wharnsby Ali at the Nasheed Extravaganza in Birmingham, UK organised by the Islamic Society of Britain and the Young Muslims Uk.Brother Dawud is truly an ispiration to the ummah, may Allah bless him and all the brothers and sisters at Sound Vision both in thios world and in the hereafter.

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Birmingham, UK

Alhumdo lillah, i was lucky to be one of the people who could listen to ur songs. I love all of them esp. the one on Hijaab. They're just great! I think I've got all of ur cassettes(up until now) and I'd recommend these songs to everybody, esp the new generation (like us).

Location

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

I got sister that are scarfies and i think this song more than explains the importance of the hijab. Alhamdullilah

Location

Chi-Town

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