Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Summer Eid

Eid is far too hot
For this Hijaabi in black socks

Conjuring memories of broken
Fans and men who indulge
Intoxicated by the spinning of hands
Drowning in their lost time,
As Zuhr slips off the edge
Of the sofa .
They've broken the remote.

I don't need pity  nor
Unintelligible lectures from the school of
Take it off they plead
I don't ask you to remove your clothing
in public spaces, So please don't ask me

Aunty, pleasant though your son may be
He is not my mehram ,is he?
That was back  in the day she says so flippantly
When cousins were  actually strangers

I am drowning too
In sweat and ignorance

...this day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion...
Surah Al-Maidah Verse 3

Forbidden to you are your mothers, daughters, sisters, paternal aunts, maternal aunts, brother’s daughters, sister’s daughters, your foster mothers who have given suckle to you, your foster sisters who have taken suckle with you, the mothers of your wives, the daughters of your wives whom you have brought up, the daughters of your wives with whom you have conjugal relations, and it is not sinful for you to marry their daughters (after having divorced them). Also forbidden to you are the wives of your sons who are from your loins, and it is unlawful for you to keep two real sisters as wives at one and the same time, though what has happened in the past is excepted, for Allah is indeed Forgiving, Merciful.
Surah Nisa


  1. Beautiful MashaAllah. And sadly enough, I'm sure these things actually happen. May Allah keep us and our families on the straight path.

  2. And may Allah make it easy for the women to maintain their hijaabs. No wonder perseverance and patience are emphasized so often, look at the sate of us . Sisters are finding it hard to practice when their entire family is muslim . *sigh*

  3. Exactly and Allah even tells us in the Quran about how our families can be a trial for us as well.