Friday, 31 August 2012

Heaven and Hijaab

She confided despite
The distance, in me
"I want to go to heaven"
She was teary eyed conviction
I was silent , surprised

Two years have passed
Her hair, longer, flowing
Out of that bandana hijab
She wore so fondly then
Hair- check, just neck and chest
She was one out of three
Getting there slowly

I feel the urge to ask, but don't
If she still feels with all that passion
Tinged with a sorrow I don't know
Just beneath the surface breaking
Through that hope and fear
For heaven

And it scares me that we
Could want something so fervently
Then so quickly bury it deep

Verily, Al-Abrar (the pious who fear Allah and avoid evil) will be in delight (Paradise).
On thrones, looking (at all things).
You will recognise in their faces the brightness of delight.
They will be given to drink pure sealed wine.
The last thereof (that wine) will be the smell of musk, and for this let (all) those strive who want to strive ( i.e earnestly to the obedience of God)
Surah Al-Mutaffifin

Sister, I'm not sure how much this means to you if anything and I know hijaab should be worn to please God and God alone but I thought you should know. I thought you should know that when you take off your hijaab, random strangers who you've probably not spoken to for more than 10 minutes, yes your estranged hijaabi sisters become sad... very sad.

I've updated the About Me section

My anon I received your email , wrote a reply but sis there seems to be something wrong with your email address ...when are you coming back?


  1. Assalamualaikum, dear poet. Your anon is still here, lurking...(or do you have other anons also lurking o_O)

    I'm not quite sure what's wrong with my e-mail but I shall get a new one just in case. Oh, I've been waiting for your reply for so long, I was afraid it might hadn't reached you. There are so many things I've been pondering about and would like to discuss with you. Until then, Wassalam.

    1. Its seems like its just the one at the moment . Who knows perhaps in the future i'll have to refer to you as the original anon

      Aah it was my fault , I was unable to type the address in properly ( fail). Ask to your hearts content the emails hijaabiintherain(AT)