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‘Hijab’

Shamsia Hassani – Kabul’s Female Graffiti Expert
Muslim Woman Elected to Minnesota House
Importance of Education in Islam and Educational Needs of The Muslim community

You look at me and call me oppressed,
simply because of the way I am dressed.

No, one tells me to dress this way,
it’s a law from God that I obey.

You should probably know me for what’s inside,
and not judge for the cloth I wear with pride.

Making it an issue by calling it oppression,
which infact is a fabric I wear as an expression.

An expression of faith, liberty, command, love, modesty,
you don’t understand that my hijab is a part of my identity.

For Allah we tend to fear and obey,
but people still criticise my hijab today.

I wonder why a single piece of fabric,
is making a situation so hectic.

Gracefully around my neck it goes,
which you are removing with all of your force.

Just like you hide your money in all those lockers,
I want to preserve my beauty by using my hijab as a blocker.

Isn’t it simple?

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