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Muyideen Ayinla. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.
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The woman in flowing cape
She is covered from head to toe
in submission to her lord
she covers her beauty from lustful eyes
while she drifts away from sin.
you can hardly see her skin
or her teeth when she forces a grin.
The fear of Allah shields her thought
the sunnah of the prophet is her way of life.
When her peers crave for minis
or laud over the temptations of bikinis
she cries in silence to her lord
seeking Him to light her world.
You will find her at the modrasat
memorizing the holy-quran
getting acquainted with words of hadith
learning to stick to the commands of her lord,
worrying less about the treasures of the
She is neither a threat to society
nor is she the cause of a broken home.
When others threaten over a second wife
she easily welcomes the other to her home
and to her life
all for the love of Allah and our Rosul
You call her names when she passes-by
or wonders if she would ever find love.
You mock her in ignorance
while she never wanes in her belief
knowing fully well there would one day be
While she threads the earth
the heavens sing her praise
and the devil loses his gaze.
A true muslimah
who wakes at the cover of the night
and supplicates for Allah's mercy upon her
make her the source of light
that shines our path,
bring her comfort from where she least
Provide her a home where peace is pleased
and sadness never lies in seduction.