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The Muslimah Speaks....

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The Muslimah Speaks; Her Voice, Her Spirit

is a collection of beautiful, heart touching poetry by Muslim Women from around the world. They have expressed their feelings on various topics from worship, life, Islam, Hijab, rights of women and various others.

It is enlightening and inspiring to read the Poetic expressions straight from the heart of the most misunderstood and underestimated women of the world...the Muslimahs. 

The are powerful, graceful, talented, modest, well equipped with their rights to express, choose or decline. They have a mind of their own and a heart full of love, devotion and trust in their Lord, The Almighty Allah. They know their roles as mothers, daughters and wives. They have a heavy responsibility to contribute to the society through their strengths of Eman, Ihsan and Islam. They make the world a better place by working on the guidelines of Islam and adopting a life which is loved by Allah...the life of obedience and devotion.

They represent the modest, peace-lo…

She is after me...

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She is always after me. She spies on me and never leaves me alone. She doesn't let me sit in peace...always being critical, always admonishing...I am never free from her constant watch. She inspects me and tries to find out everything about me. I don't feel comfortable with her always around me. But she is not ready to leave me. I can not get rid of her either. She stays with me and we are inseparable. She nags me for being lazy, for doing things the wrong way and even for thinking in a negative manner! 

Although I do not like her constant monitoring over me, I can not do without her. She has to be with me and I actually need her critique and advice. I simply can not do without her. I do not like her because she doesn't let me live in a carefree manner, she doesn't let me waste my time as I please, she doesn't let me abandon my duties and when I behave badly she gets even more strict.  If she goes away and leaves me alone I will not exist any more. I keep on doing the…

Where have they gone?

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I used to be with them, talk and laugh with them, and they were a part of my life...they are no more now. My parents whom I used to love and look up to for each and every thing in life..they are no more now. My loved ones, my relatives and friends...my neighbors, school mates and acquaintances...many have gone away...they are no more now. Where have they gone?  They were so lively, so full of energy and activity, they were so ambitious and full of aspirations...all is left behind and they have gone past. They are now just memories. They are now just the things that they had taught me through their life, their actions and their words.  They are alive in the sense of the work they did and the legacy that they left behind. Howsoever hardworking one might be, howsoever healthy and smart...he or she leaves this world and that too without any prior notice. It is highly desirable that a person thinks of this as the most predictable thing in life that one can be overtaken by death any time...any mom…

The Hierarchy of Love

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Love!  One look at this word and you feel good about it! We have been exposed to many variations of love but the only thing that is dominant in all of them issacrifice. Even in the love of worldly things people sacrifice their time, their comfort, their energies and their life itself!  But love for people requires even greater sacrifice. The sacrifice of self, ego and personal preferences sometimes. Love demands attention, care and possession too.  The highest form of love which is unique and has no equal in any of the worldly and physical forms of love, which demands loyalty, submission and devotion not for it's own benefit but for the sole benefit of the lover, is the Love for our CreatorThe Creator is the source of all Love. He is the most loving to His Creatures. He loves them much more than a mother loves her child. He wants the best for them. He has prepared everlasting joys for those who submit to Him and seek His love. He is in no 'need' of our love but because He love…