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

that was so good and kinda feel proud of

Location

st.paul

I LOVE IT. Would it be alright if I use the poem at a school festival? I want to do a spoken word piece.

Location

Wisconsin

Bismilaah Reading this poem made me proud, I hope that all muslim women should speak up on their minds and let them know those who think muslim women are slaves of muslim men and forced to cover themselves. There are many of us who lie and make us look bad. I ask Allah to Guide us the rght path.

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USA

Masha'Allah! I wear hijab Alhumdulilah, but to put it that way is a whole new way of looking at it! JZK

Location

USA

the poem is great, since it shows our pride of our being as muslim people.

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palestine

This poem captures the readers attention in a way that makes you happy and glad that you are a muslim. I for one thought that the author was explaining my life. it is very accurate to many people's expirence.

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Kc

It sent pleasant chills through me when I read it. Subhanallah. May Allah reward the poetess.

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Pakistan

Assalam alakum,May all praises and thanks be to ALLAH(SWT) When I read this peom it makes me feel Proud that I am a muslim lady wearing the Hijab.I just wanted to note to all muslims, that it is our jihad to spread the word of the of ALLAH(SWT),and to let non-belivers feel the beauty of Islam(may ALLAH bring peace and understanding to ALL that need it)

Location

United Statesof America

Asalamalikum...Your poem is very heart touching..Im happy that you are proud to be a muslim woman...Reading this poem makes me want to convert to ISLAM even more....

Location

Fresno California

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