She, A Woman

With respect to the International Women’s Day, Aurora Hikma has sponsored a blog-hop, which I immediately jumped into. After much thought on what to write, I finally penned down this poem. All Praise is to Allah Alone, I love this piece especially since it is based on the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah. All good is from Allah Alone, and any error is from the accursed Shaytan and myself.

She, A Woman

She is your mother,
Your sister,
Your daughter,
Your friend.

Created from a man’s rib,
She is your support,
Your confidant,
Your wife.
She is your garment,
And you are hers.
Protect her with your manliness,
Not that she has any less.
On equal footing she may be,
In faith and deeds,
But in other walks of life,
She is high above.

As a mother,
She has three times the right,
As your father.
Under her feet is Jannah,
Treat her kindly,
And you will arise,
A generation of children,
Who will be pious.

Raise two daughters or more,
Or less,
And you will be close with the Prophet,
As one of his best.

A righteous wife,
Is the best joy,
In this temporary world,
Of this transient life.
A better half she will be,
Not broken, and not bitter.

A Muslimah,
A Muhajjabah,
A Munaqqabah,
She who submits to Islam,
She who adorns the hijab,
And she who veils her face, her wajah.
Apparently, she wears it for protection,
From predators.
Intentionally, she wears it as an obedience,
To her Rabb, her Lord,
Her Ilah, her God,
Her Muqeet, her Sustainer,
Her Khaaliq, her Creator,
Her Hafeedh, her Protector.
With obedience comes liberation.
Liberation from oppression,
Of the media,
Of the peer pressure,
Of the fashion fad,
Of the cultural norm.

Islam gave her,
Her rights,
To education, like Ayesha,
To ownership, like Khadijah,
To marriage, like Sawdah,
May Allah be Pleased with them all.

She is your mother,
Your sister,
Your daughter,
Your friend.
Created from a rib that is bent,
If you try to straighten her,
She will end up,

~ Umm Afraz ~


This blog post is part of #girlpowerhop, a blog hop hosted by Aurora Hikma, in honor of women worldwide, on International Women’s Day. Click this link to read the rest of the posts!

46 thoughts on “She, A Woman

  1. M S rafeeka says:

    Assalamu alaikkum,
    Ma shaa allah !! 😍baarakallahu feeki .
    A poem worth reflecting upon with simple wordings . Keep up the excellent work!! 👍
    Proud to be a woman ! Alhamdulillah 😊

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  2. Noha says:

    Masha’Allah TabarakAllah. This is really great.
    May Allah preserve you. Aameen.
    The poem is very beautiful. It does show the great and valuable roles played by women in life; and how these roles are glorious and fruitful.
    I really like your poem.
    JazakiAllahu Khiran katheeran dear Sister Umm Afraz for this nice poem.

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