You see I live in a time where the world would come out and question
“What is this Hijab and this religion of mine?”
And often the assumption would arise of oppression in Islam
Usually coming from the uneducated mind whom has yet to fathom its signs
And we often reply with modesty… Honestly forgetting that the word
Is not in the same way defined as in our eyes.
For modesty is the simplicity, it is the humbleness of the hijab
But it is the woman that ignites for she is like the fiery sun
And man the dark moon, simply dazzled by this blossoming cocoon
And if I was to explain the Muslim woman and the hijab
It would be Beauty. . . Power and Love…
And I’d reference the Quran for it taught us she is the door of life
And that God laid the heavens beneath her feet.
Beneath her feet the never ending paradise
That God did not leave in her hands for she may hand it over
To even the man that does not give her a hand or a shoulder
And he told us to cherish her… our equal…
But are we really equal? For she is much stronger than I
Both living in this cruel wretched world
That’s shattered the Muslim pride
That’s battered Muslim lives
Yet still. God seen it in her to walk it with this hijab
And if confronted I could just lie… and if she confronted…
She cannot even hide…
For we live in a time where Muslim men must puff their chest as the world BASHED ISLAM!
And she is so fragile… so weak and only at the age of nine
Yet Allah seen it in her, to step out to this cruel wretched world wearing the Banner of Islam!
You see I live in a time where men cannot cry out to the world
Yet we may cry in her arms
I live in a time where she held our secrets and men told mine!
So, how dare anyone claim that Islam brings the woman down?
When all this time they have been the strength and the sign
You see this is for the young lady, she was only nine
Yet she stepped out to this cruel wretched world, she said “I AM ISLAM!”
This is for the young Zainab’s, sisters of the shuhada!
They cut off her brother’s head and his arms
Yet she stepped out to this cruel wretched world she said “I AM ISLAM!”
This is for our young daughters… and how can we not cry
They are only nine
Yet they stepped out to this cruel wretched world
They said “I am Islam… “