Monday, June 22, 2009

To a non-muslim women

Today I finally have the opportunity to surf online
one week of field trip in Perak (ohh, that was
one of my unforgettable experience)..and as I was
I found this poem titled 'To a non-muslim women'...
I admit that I have a 'thing' on reading poem,
poetry never
seems to bore me. Be it about life, love..though
I have to admit
I am not good with writing
(as you can see from my previous posts, I never
write any 'long-winded
bunga2 type'
of writing, mine's always straight to the point.
I guess I am so used
to write experimental methods, facts, figures etc.
over the years
majoring in science field..
regardless, I do hope that you will enjoy reading
this Islamic poem
that I think will somewhat put thought in the minds
of non-muslim
women; as the saying
goes do not judge a book by its cover. I am proud
to be a Muslim.
Alhamdulillah :)

To A Non-Muslim Woman

When you look at me
All that you can see
is the scarf that covers my hair
My words you can't hear
because you're too full of fear,
mouth gaping, all you do is stare

You think it's not my choice
in your own "liberation" rejoice.
You think I'm uneducated,
trapped, oppressed and subjugated,
You're so thankful that you're free.

But non-Muslim woman you've got it wrong
You're the weak and I'm the strong.
For I've rejected the trap of man.
Fancy clothes - low neck, short skirt
those are devices for pain and hurt.
I'm not falling for that little plan.

I'm a person with ideas and thought.
I'm not for sale, I can't be bought.
I'm me - not a fancy toy,
I won't decorate anyone's arm,
nor be promoted for my charm.
There is more to be than playing coy.

Living life as a balancing game - mother,
daughter, wife, nurse, cleaner, cook, lover
and still bring home a wage.
Who thought up this modern "freedom"?
Where man can love'em and man can leave'em.
This is not free, but life in a cage.
Always jumping to a male agenda
competing on his terms.
No job share, no creche facilities,
no feeding and nappy changing amenities
No time off for menstrual pain,
"hormones" they laugh "what a shame"
No equal pay equal skill
your job they can always fill.
No promotion unless you're sterilised.
No promotion unless you're sexually terrorised.
And this is liberation?

Non-Muslim woman you can have your life.
Mine - it has less strife.
I cover and I get respected,
surely that's to be expected,
for I won't demean the feminine,
I won't live to male criterion,
I dance to my own tune
and I hope you see this very soon.
For your own sake - wake up and use your sight.
Are you so sure that you are right?

From a Muslim Woman

taken from

oh,and why the word 'women' (as if they were meant to
'woo' men). think
about it.