My Hijab

Islamic dress

My Hijab

– is the way I dress, in obedience to my Lord,

with a quest to please only HIM.

It doesn’t make me suppressed or depressed;

It doesn’t show my progress or regress;

I am not here to contest or impress!

I plead thee, to leave me free –

In my pursuit for eternal success.

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Written for MuslimahBloggers to raise awareness about Hijab on World hijab Day!

The Blessed Land

History was etched in the bones of the city. Photo credit Sonny Spencer
/*picture not taken in jerusalam*/

I’m land beloved by children of Ibraham.

I’m considered blessed and promised.

Best of the people, both rich and piteous

– Have set foot on me!?

I’ve seen battles, losses and victory

I remain silent in face of injustice and celebrations.

I remember the day when,

Yusuff saw his destiny in a dream and his father-

Yacoob, patiently bore Yusuff’s separation;

Moosa urged free slaves to fight for me – they denied!

Dawood turned face of battle with a slingshot;

Sulaiman, ruler of the best kingdom built magnificent temple!

Zakaria remained speechless as a foresight of Yahya

Maryam, the virgin was decreed with Isa;

Isa cured blind and leper, gave life to death with permission of Allah;

Muhammed prayed here – leading the prophets.

May Peace be upon them all.

I had been –Land of olives;

Direction of prayer – prior to command of change(to Mecca).

I had seen children of Ibrahim pray in harmony;

I still hold holly sanctuaries of Jews Christians and Muslims;

And I see  “piteous” lust over me. Their greed –

has caused rivers of blood to flow around me.

I remain calm amidst screams of pain

As I know The Most Merciful Lord will not let injustice prevail for long.

I’m Jerusalem, al-quds, al-aqsa.

Old street in Jerusalem wallpaper
old street in Jerusalem

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Miracle of Life

A nebulous decree
A nebulous decree

With trembling hands and a racing heart
She seeks to know if her womb is blessed
She closes her eyes and utters a prayer
– Before she checks the result of the test.
A heavy tear slips down her misty eyes
Triggering a smile as her heart skips a beat.
Gracious Lord has answered her prayer.
How should she have felt at this decree?

An infertile woman past her youthful term
had overheard angels  and laughs at glad tidings
Did she feel like Sara, wife of Ibrahim on being blessed with Isaac
– Had she too longed for a child of her own flesh and blood?

A mother had feared her son’s life and cast him into the river
Lord set him in the hands of kind queen to be pampered even amidst his enemies!
Is our lady like mother of Mosa, ready to do anything for child’s safety?
Or is she like Asiya, the kind wife of Pharoh, who would love a child like her own?

A pious woman, in a secluded chamber is informed   through an angel-
She is to be blessed with a righteous son who would speak to the people in the cradle and in maturity!
No women could feel like Maryam, mother of Isa felt as she uttered
 “My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?”

Ages ago, Lord had fashioned very first man – Adam
He blew breath of life into him – as a being of fire burnt in jealousy.
Satin conspired and made man disobey his Lord.
Now we are here on a test with Satan luring us towards failure.

No matter what a mother feels,
Let her strive to grow her child with light of the Lord.
Let the child grow up to be a shining star –
Wise enough to see through the whisper of Satan
And humble enough to turn back to Lord always.
Let him be amidst those who would rejoice in heaven
– Having toiled in this world to please His Lord.

Now will the expecting mother pray for her child,
“May you shine with light of Faith casting the darkness away”?

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WELCOME

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Dear readers,

Welcome to the world of stories, stories that portray women in different stages of life.

Life is full of unexpected turns, some sweet and pleasant while others not so pleasant. Did you ever wonder in spite of your best efforts why things don’t go as you had planned? Is someone else manipulating you?! You are right in a way!  He is the best of the planners, Wise and extremely Powerful. You guessed right. He is the Almighty Allah. Every blessing and trial could be a step towards paradise, if we are thankful and patient. Unfortunately, we are not always grateful and obedient. Let us learn from our past mistakes  to make most of our future.

Stories here are inspired by incidents in our life or some person we know.  I hope these help you to turn over a new leaf and see things in different perspective. Remember, Allah knows everything. Even our slightest effort to change could get rewarded.

May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.

   HAYA

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