Nasheed & Poetry

It Defines Who I Am

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It Defines Who I Am

When your gaze lingers over me, what are you truly seeing?

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Sister, you are my Inspiration

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Sister, you are my Inspiration

From jeans to a jilbab, I see an immense transformation.
From designer tops to hijab – sister, you are my inspiration.

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London in a Headscarf

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London in a Headscarf

Poem by guest writer Rujina Akther. London in a Headscarf Rujina Akther In front of the mirror I stood wondering if the headscarf made my head look as big as the Gherkin. But I remembered the eye of the mirror watching, the strings in my heart tightened and the rain sprinkled within me like a […]

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To Shaytan

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To Shaytan

And tomorrow, I will feel empowered, and grateful. Because I see my strength in standing up against you.

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Yes, She Is Oppressed

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Yes, She Is Oppressed

Oppression, they told her,
Oppression, they painted her,
Oppression, they labeled her –
That’s why she doesn’t do booze
Or get into the boyfriend biz.
It’s what her scarf symbolizes;
They called her oppressed.

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