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Beautiful Child by Shahroz

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A new spoken word piece by Shahroz

Beautiful child, beautiful child
Whoever told you that you weren’t beautiful is a liar
Every man and woman judges you, putting you on trial
it’s wild, you’re just a girl and they’re treating you so foul
Man, i’m sick of this society blinding our eyes entirely
modifying our women – a plastic, silicone, irony
We say we hate the fakeness, but that’s what we’re steady chasing
Yeah we started from the bottom, and we’re still stuck in the basement
I want you to embrace it…you really don’t need makeup
Instead you’re so worried about the likes on your facebook
And I’m so sorry about the music you have to listen to
Women degrading women, and men are just trying to limit you
They don’t care about your mind, only focus on the physical
So please tell me how they’re a role model to the youth?
Self-esteem shattered cuz we don’t care about what matters
Now she’s taking off her clothes on instagram just to matter
It’s so sad and pitiful, we made this world cynical
Somehow we wore a lens that made everything sexual
Bridge:
(Hey) Beautiful child, don’t cry
I’ll make everything alright (2x)
We took our boys and we stripped them of their innocence
All they watch is a bunch of vivid pornographic images
And that’s how they really think a woman is
so they stay getting it, until it boosts their male ego to the infinite
Let me pause right there and just say: Thats not what makes you a man!
Please understand, we are not animals without a conscience
You have hearts and minds that can stop you from being monsters
Corporations are pushing products, where the body is just an object
I blame the consumer more for purchasing without a problem
It isn’t hard to change your heart, inspire people all around you
and if they think there’s something wrong with that…they don’t belong around you
Now back to you child, don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re not beautiful
Outer appearance is just a mere part of an individual
Focus on your character, be a symbol of kindness and compassion
And if they love you for that, then that’s what really matters
You don’t have to live up to any pressure to look a certain way
So look in the mirror, smile, and everything will be okay

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    John Howard

    October 10, 2014 at 6:54 AM

    With respect if western society is so offensive please don’t live among us. We are what we are It is our society and we are in the main happy with our lot. You do not have to like it but you best accept it as we like it and we won’t be changing. You can sneer at our standards but as honest muslims have said before look at your own faults before you pass judgement on us

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      Asiyah

      October 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      He is not talking about western society, but society as a whole. This self-image problem and pornography affects everyone in the world.

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        John Howard

        October 11, 2014 at 9:14 PM

        No ? I would suggest that it is a direct attack on western values It also implies that muslims should isolate themselves from these “western values” The only way that can be done in my belief is to withdraw into a ghetto type enclave That cannot be good for muslims or the perceptions of them by non muslims. you want acceptance of your beliefs and presence here in the west but at the same time you are showing intolerance to our values and freedoms. Red tick me as much as you like but you are doing yourselves great disservice by attacking our values. Western values that have given you as well as us the right to live and enjoy a freedom that is rarely seen in the muslim world

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      Abu Asiyah

      November 20, 2014 at 3:15 PM

      You’re making this into a zero sum game, as if Western culture is one big package – you either take all of it or none of it. That notion is faulty and unhelpful. You find non-Muslims (feminists, for example) in the West commenting on the same issues this song is commenting on. Would you consider feminists to be in danger of forming ghettos? Would you tell them to live somewhere else?

      I am an American convert and America throughout its history thrived on members of its society challenging the problematic aspects of its culture. That’s how it made progress. Why can’t American Muslims be part of this society while challenging the aspects of American culture that are highly problematic? Many commentators, not just Muslims, have condemned the American (and Western) over-sexualization and commodification of human beings, especially women.

      America has always been a nation of changing norms and ideals. You say “we won’t be changing”, but that’s not supported by history: just 50 years ago, American culture was entirely different. American society evolves through the input of its members, so why is it when Muslims make that input you tell them to go live somewhere else?

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    Asma

    October 12, 2014 at 6:51 AM

    brilliant, mirrors my thoughts exactly

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    Modupe

    October 30, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Ma sha Allah. I love that there is no musical instrument used in this inspiring video…

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