Monday, April 09, 2007

More Forced Hijab


Jill Carroll as a hostage - Another picture that depicts hijab as a symbol of oppression and religious extremeism.

Last year I wrote a poem that was published on IslamicPoetry.org. I love my hijab and wrote a little poem to celebrate it:

FOR ALLAH

I wear my hijab for Allah,
Not for my father
Not for my husband
Not for my brother
Not for any other

Than Allah

I cover myself for Allah,
No one makes me
No one forsakes me
No one rejects me
No one subjects me

But Allah

My modesty is for Allah,
Commanded in Qu'ran
For Him and no one else
Seeking His reward
Moving closer to Allah

2 comments:

otowi said...

She looks so scared. :(

Safiya said...

Salaam,

I like your poem and agree with it wholeheartedly.