Nasheed & Poetry

It Wasn’t You

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It Wasn’t You

It wasn’t you I was afraid of,
it was the reaction that would come about.
I knew you would protect me,
in you I had no doubt.
It wasn’t you that made me indecisive,
it was the thought of all the stares.
I knew you would be on top of things –
the glances, I’d have to bear.

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“We have heard something strange!”

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“We have heard something strange!”

In light of everything that’s been happening, here’s a beautiful nasheed embodying the strengths and struggles associated with wearing hijab and niqab. Text and translation provided:


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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“This is a Letter to Your Beautiful Mind”

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“This is a Letter to Your Beautiful Mind”

A powerful (and different sort of) hijab poem, “This is a Letter to Your Beautiful Mind” truly captured our attentions.

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