Deciding on silence

Deciding on silence

RAGE

FRUSTERATION

SILENCE

???????????????

??????????????? They are my elders

??????????????? They are my relatives

Everyday a personal struggle for the sake of Allah

The struggles in America easier than expected

 

But here

??????????????? So much harder

An Islamic country

My family pokes fun

Inquisitive remarks

??????????????? I can respond to

But making fun of me. . .

To my face. . .

In a different language. . .

Where do they have that right?

 

They don't realize how it hurts me

How it shreds my hope

I love these people

I see them rarely

They see a scarf

GET OVER IT

 

Don't make me leave with bitter feelings

All but one aunt, a grandma, and a cousin-

??????????????? Have criticized

??????????????? Or asked me to remove it

Apparently it's not the latest fashion.

 

Why don't they understand

Me wearing a scarf

Tells more about me

Than they would ever think to ask

Besides it makes more sense then-

??????????????? A chiffon dupputta

??????????????? Or half on chader

??????????????? Or even only covering during the azan. . .

Doesn't it?

 

But they are my elders

So I allow them to talk

I say nothing

They see no impact

I remain an outward pillar

This is more important than appearance

I pray I have the strength to continue

I know I do

I won't yield

My heart won't allow it

My mind is simply disappointed.

 

Comments

Excellent stuff..this is the bitter truth of the whole world faced by many....May Allah give them courage to deal with this and show the right path to the critisizers!

Location

south west asia

Asslam o alakium this poem is really great, thanxs

Location

england

SALAAMSMAY THE PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON US ALL. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE ALL TAKE AN EXAMPLE FROM THIS, AND MAY GIVE US THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON IN LIFE FOR HIS CAUSE INSHALLAH!!!!!

Location

CANADA

Assalaamu Alaikum! Brilliant way of putting it. I just pray that you persevere and they understand you soon.

Location

England

asalaamualaikum this poem was easy to relate to because i experiance the same thing. inha-Allah one day these people may understand.

Location

south africa

As-Salaam Aliakum May Allah bless you for your courage and wisdom never does he give us anything we can't bear and you speak for many in your courageous poem. Shukran

Location

buffalo

This sister has spoken for many who refuse or cannot speak up!!Alhumdillah! Shukran my sister keep it comming.

Location

buffalo

Ma'Sha'Allah, this sister has tooken the words out of my mouth and the emotion! whatever she has written about i have gone through. It is sad to see the ones you love say remarks like this. we love our deen and won't let go, May Allah give all of our proud Hijaab/Headscarf wearing sisters strength! Aameen!

Location

U.K.

As salam alaikum.Mashallah,May Allah bless you.Each word is true.Just imagine how one feels when ridiculed by our own?How can the others understand us....!

Location

Chicago,US

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