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.

 

Comments

Assalamualaikum my Muslim brothers& sisters mashallah this is a wonderful song.

Location

Dhaka

Salam Alikom Thank you for this so much it touched my heart. Allah reward you and help you always. Ameen

Location

louisiana

Aluhmdullilah, brother Dawud, inshallah Allah the almighty will bless you and reward you. Very inspirational

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London

Salaam ou Alaikoem Warahmatoe Allah Wabarakatoehoe. When I heard The Veil I was so moved that I translated it to dutch. Like all his other Anasheed this is great to listen to.Your brother in the Islam. Rachid

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

salmz!i think wat Dawoud is doing is fantastic with the nasheeds, becoz i really enjoy them and honestly it has brought me closer to islam. born muslim in england can be hard and your mind is turned against wat is important and i think if dawud has partly helped me on the right path, i hope inshalla that this is the case for many others inshallah. thankyou

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manchester

salaamz sisters and brotheresi really enjoyed this song with the lyrics on my side. i think this song really helps non-hijabies in a way.

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Canada

I listened to it, and I go back and back to listen to it again and again. It is a song that reminds me of whom I am and I should be proud of my being an hijaby. All I can say when I listen to it without any hesitation is "Alhamdulilah ala niimatal islam"..All praise belongs to Allah on His favour of Islam on me".May Allah reward u abundantly.ni'ima

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Nigeria

essalamou alikom,machallah,this is very important to speak about hijab this day,we (womem musilman)want just to pratic islamic order.hijab is an order from our GOD.we want just to go near our prophet'Mohamed'

Location

tunis

Aasalamoalykum, This was a great nasheed to here on Womena Day. Its a very inspirational, that really helps the Muslim Ummah progress toward Islam.

Location

Massachusetts

Slams. I thought that it was really great. Some of my friends , non, muslims thought that it was great also. I think doing things like this really makes a big impact on our society.

Location

Oxford

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