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    The Veil [Author Unknown]
    They say, "Oh, poor girl, you're so beautiful you know
    It's a shame that you cover up your beauty so."
    She just smiles and graciously responds reassuringly,
    "This beauty that I have is just one simple part of me.
    This body that I have, no stranger has the right to see.
    These long clothes, this shawl I wear, ensure my modesty.
    Faith is more essential than fashion, wouldn't you agree?"
    This hijab,
    This mark of piety,
    Is an act of faith, a symbol,
    For all the world to see.
    A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
    So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.

    They tell her, "Girl, don't you know this is the West and you are free?
    You don't need to be oppressed, ashamed of your femininity."
    She just shakes her head and she speaks so assuredly,
    "See the bill-boards and the magazines that line the check-out isles,
    with their phony painted faces and their air-brushed smiles?
    Well their sheer clothes and low cut gowns they are really not for me.
    You call it freedom, I call it anarchy."
    This hijab,
    This mark of piety,
    Is an act of faith, a symbol,
    For all the world to see.
    A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
    So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.
    Lift the veil from your heart and seek the heart of purity.

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    Behind the Veil, Liberty

    You look at me and call me oppressed,
    Simply because of the way I'm dressed;

    You know me not for what's inside,
    You judge the clothing I wear with pride;

    My body's not for your eyes to hold,
    You must speak to my mind, not my feminine mold;

    I'm an individual, I'm no man's slave,
    It's Allah's pleasure that I only crave;

    I have a voice so I will be heard,
    For in my heart I carry His Word,

    "O ye women, wrap close your cloak,
    So you won't be bothered by ignorant folk;"


    Man doesn't tell me to dress this way,
    It's a Law from God that I obey;

    Oppressed is something I'm truly NOT,
    For liberation is what I've got;

    It was given to me many years ago,
    With the right to prosper, the right to grow;

    I can climb mountains or cross the seas,
    Expand my mind in all degrees;

    For Allah Himself gave us LIBERTY,
    When He sent Islam,
    To You and Me!

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    Always a good one to read.
    "The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger." (Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 8. No.135)

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    I wear my hijab/niqab...

    I wear my hijab/niqab for ALLAH,
    Not for my father
    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 toward ALLAH..


 

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