“We have heard something strange!”

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[audio: http://www.emanway.com/media/anasheed/hijab.mp3]

إنا سمعنا أختنا شيئا عجاب
قالوا كلاما لا يسر عن الحجاب
قالوا خياماً علقت فوق الرقاب

قالوا ظلاما حالكاً بين الثياب
قالوا التأخر والتخلف في النقاب
قالوا الرشاقة والتطور في غياب

نادوا بتحرير الفتاة وألفوا فيه الكتاب
رسموا طريقا للتبرج لا يضيعه الشباب
يا أختنا هم ساقطون إلى الحضيض إلى التراب

يا أختنا هم سافلون بغيهم مثل الكلاب
يا أختنا هذا عواء الحاقدين من الذئاب
يا أختنا هذا نباح لا يؤثر في السحاب

يا أختنا صبرا تذوب ببحره كل الصعاب
يا أختنا أنت العفيفة والمصونة بالحجاب
يا أختنا فيك العزيمة والنزاهة والثواب

فالنار مثوى الظالمين لهم عقاب
والله يكشف ظلمهم يوم الحساب
والجنة المأوى ويا حسن المئاب

إنا سمعنا أختنا شيئا عجاب
قالوا كلاما لا يسر عن الحجاب
قالوا خياماً علقت فوق الرقاب

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Our sister, we have heard something strange!
They have uttered displeasing words about  the hijab,
They said, “A tent has been hung above the necks.”

They said, “Oppression, extreme darkness are attached with these garments.”
They said, “Backwardness and primitiveness are linked with niqab.”
They said, “Gracefulness and modernization are  in their non-existence.”

They called for the liberation of women, and authored books about it,
They drew a path towards displaying beauty (immorality) that the youth do not let go of,
O our sister, recognize that they are fallen to the bottom, to the dirt,

O our sister, recognize that they’ve became low with their illusion, like dogs,
O our sister, recognize this is the howl of the spiteful from among the wolves,
O our sister, this is barking that will not affect the clouds
[i.e. no matter what they say, it is like barking at the clouds, you will not be affected].

O our sister, patience will dissolve, with its ocean, all difficulties,
O our sister, you are the chaste and preserved by the hijab,
O our sister, with you is the resolve and integrity and reward.

For the Hell-fire is the dwelling of the oppressors — for them is a punishment,
And Allah will expose their oppression on The Day of Account.
And Jannah is [your] refuge, and what a place to return to!

Our sister, we have heard something strange!
They have uttered displeasing words about  the hijab,
They said, “A tent has been hung above the necks.”

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Link for mp3 download. Translation adapted from here.