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Women Are Slaves

Women are slaves to their greatness. They are strictly obedient to the insufferable inclination to achieve the impossible. They toil, they tire; they are stripped raw into diamonds, not gold. Glitter and glitz is for peacocks, strutting superficiality as they were blessed with only their dance. Defense is used for the pulse running in another’s…

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A Poem for Falasteen by Hadiya

I heard that it was generations through the family that taught us how to hold our fist to the sky and to hear the wind attempt to howl through our fingers. Baba told me that his baba taught him that this fist that we hold high is Falasteen and every bit of air that seeps…

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Qiyam al-Layl

My moment of clarity My moment of peace and calm As soothing as salicylate balm My moment with my Creator A moment when I join in concert with rest of creation Celebrating the Holy Names of my Lord in humble prostration A moment that best describes my servitude to Allah (SWT) … At this moment,…

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“My Own Affair”

This post was contributed to Flashy Friday by user naeima. Could it be the manner in which I speak? Do you disapprove of the clothes I wear? Is it the fact that you can not see my hair? Maybe it’s because you believe I’m weak Well I for one find fault in your critique My…

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“My Family is Global”

This post was contributed to Flashy Friday by user Fifi. You can read more of Fifi’s poetry at her blog, The Poetry Korner! I have grandparents uncles and aunts from Palestine and Malaysia and don’t forget North America. I also have second cousins from Italy, Russia, and Turkey but don’t forget China and India If…

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“Language Has Failed Me” by Suheir Hammad

1. Where has my language gone? The poet searches for words to wrap around these times Make them sense Make them pretty Make them useful Words from the past haunt our conversations Empire and Crusade Plans and Centuries All these words cleared understanding before Fall heavy now And weightless into this abyss of bad news…

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Sami Yusuf – “Asma Allah”

Sami Yusuf is an international icon for his positive contributions to music, but he is recognized even more dearly by Muslims for his inspiring nasheeds. He has performed countless concerts in every part of the world, performed for a Gaza fundraiser last winter, and has recently become the youngest person to ever receive an honorary…

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“Baby, it’s all good!” – A Poem

This is such an awesome poem! It’s too bad that the author is unknown. She’s very talented and has basically voiced the thoughts that are on the mind of every hijabi. What do you see when you look at me? Do you see someone limited, or someone free? All some people can do is just…