Welcome, it's our monthly Poetry day again! If you want to share your verses with everyone here, kindly email us at poetry[@]muslimmatters[.]org stating your name, along with your poem.  As soon as your poem is selected for publishing, we'll let you know so that you can keep an eye out for it, inshā'Allāh. JazakumAllahu khayr for sending in your poems!


Without further ado, here are two inspiring poems we've selected for today…

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Uncloak My Veil
Jenan Zahria

You'd die for me to uncloak my veil
Haven't succeeded to your avail
Mock my faith; claim it's causing my oppression
Distort the truth with your wide deception
To uncloak my veil would reveal my beauty
My beauty I reserve for my true love solely
To uncloak my veil would cost me greatly
Foolish men approaching abruptly

Loved enough not to aim for unwanted attention
Confident enough not to seek your wordly affection
My inner beauty I can uncloak
My point of view I shall expose

I chose to cloak my veil
Listen to God Who guides my trail

I'm not the one who's bitterly oppressed
You're just the one who's deeply obsessed
Longing to see me uncloak my veil
Disclose my beauty to all your males

Dress like the women on T.V.
So called role models exploited as “free”

Sex, drugs, clubs
Society's unrequited love
No, thank you
I'm a rebel with a cause

I will never uncloak my veil
The lies you spout will not prevail

 

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A Generous Lord and a Stingy Slave in Need of His Mercy
by Anonymous

Ya Ilaahi Your generosity is wider than the horizon
Yet how stingy am I to raise my hands to You
to bow and prostrate to You
to praise and thank You

Ya Rabbi You took care of me in my mother's womb
I was alone inside and by Your Mercy came out to a colorful world
You gave me so much without me asking for anything
I grew physically stronger and also in rebellion against Your commands

Deeper and deeper I drowned in the ocean of vice
You took me out of the suffocation and made me see light
I came back to bow down and prostrate to You Alone with delight

Soon I shall go back to the womb of the earth and again I shall be alone
So please take care of me as You always did
And help me meet You
A beautiful meeting, Ya Rahmaan
I wish to hear from You my Rabbi
“Oh my slave, I have forgiven you”

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