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.