Poem on Hijab

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
Et un petit peu de Francais aussi
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!

(c)1999 Jenn Zaghloul

Photo Attribution: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hijab#mediaviewer/File:Hijabi_in_front_of_mosue_in_Cairo.jpg

 

Comments

It is the best poem I ever read it......It says all I wanted to say plus with power and high self-esteem. JK ALLAH

Location

MA, USA

it's beautiful all my friends are muslim and its just a great poem to the people that don't understand

Location

usa

assalamu alikum..it's a really great poem..I love it!!..it brings power on me to say I'm muslim...

Location

15-belshaw pl.

Wow... this was the best poem I have ever read. When you read it you can feel it and it makes you to stand for your rights. I am only 14 years old and I never wore Hijab in school before but now when I read this poem I starded waering hijab. I am so proud of the writer.

Location

Bethelehem,PA

that poem was the most beautiful thing i have ever read, it was soo good it made me cry and i am soo glad i am muslim.i love the person who wrote this.

Location

New Zealand

Assalu Alaikum Brothers and sisters wherever you are all.First of all, may ALLAH reward the writer of this poem! It's really a great poem and it clearly points out the value/meaning of Hijab. I am really pleased to know that there are individuals such as this writer among us (Muslims) that clarifies the message of our Dean. May ALLAH bless you all, amen.

Location

London

This article is great.May all those not wearing HIJAB understand the blessings in it .amin.

Location

lagos-nigeria

This poem was great All praises do to Allah.

Location

BATON ROUGE

Masha allah! i think this poeme is the the best poeme.Even though i just started wearing my hijab a month ago.But may allah bless the writer of this poeme.

Location

calgary

Hassan Giddan my friend, you are showing with this poem that freedom is a choice wherever you stand. It`s really beautiful. By the way, fell free to contact me if you are a muslim woman and would like to dress with nice and coloured outfit, that covers all your body of course. A new line of clothes for muslim woman is ready, beautiful and colourful. My email mimidelsole@hotmail.com.Choukrane

Location

london

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