116 ~ My worldly crown ~

This chapter is not relating to illness but I’ve included it here in connection to the previous chapter – about people who on probability assume the cause of my illness is my dress code.

The last cardiologist I consulted with, went on a lengthy rant that I need to recieve more unfiltered vitamin D… Whereas I am already on a supplement, one of the best you can get.

When I explained the way I’m clothed outside is not the way I’m clothed inside & that I am not deprived of sun, he was taken aback but not impressed & quite sarcastic ๐Ÿ™„

Kindly take note: I am only clarifying what is my opinion & reasons for the way I dress. I am not being critical or judging people who do otherwise.

The poem below has been written based on a collection of experiences & cases witnessed

No one has compelled me to don such a type of garb

The scarf and veil titled in Arabic: Hijaab and Niqaab

It is my personal choice

A decision in which I rejoice

By concealing myself I gain true freedom

Lo! This system contains deep wisdom

For, it averts the cast of a man’s lustful glance

The piercing arrow of such an eye gets no chance

It elevates the honor of a woman’s body

I am not to be made an object of slavery

It is beyond my conscience to go about partly naked

Personally I feel; my body is much more sacred

Within certain boundaries I beautify

I am not a showpiece for all and sundry

From many, here is only one brief incident

Evil, hidden intentions of a vile miscreant

An uncle who displayed to his niece, expressions of lust

That day shattered the concept of blood related trust

Regardless of age, people fall prey to temptation and cannot resist

In such an era, the notion of being safe with anyone does not exist

So believe me when I state; “Surely Hijaab is my protective cover”

And a unique method to ward off unnecessary disaster

Neither of the two deters me from living a life, completely normal

I participate and derive immense pleasure in things, not detrimental

“Do you not feel stifled or hot”? People ask

Be assured, my skin is cooler with this mask

I have donned it out of my own accord from a young age

Please do not think I am being shackled in a narrow “cage”

I am not a terrorist

Nor an extremist

So called – “oppression vs liberation” the west chants and screams

What then about the content being portrayed on their screens?

Where woman admit they are subtly and subconsciously indoctrinated

Appearances have specific standards set, else you will not be accepted

Size, skin, eyes

Weird hair dyes

Make up I do not deny

In fact, often I also apply

But that is not a criteria for true value

Loosen focus on just the outer, I argue;

It is unfair, for my level of intelligence and success to be judged and defined

A concealed body does not implicate the brain is backward and confined

I hear the cynical tone: “Poor girl, shame“…

For your lack of insight I’d say the very same

Offer me all the wordly commodities that pleases your fancy

Howbeit, nothing can be exchanged for the preservation of dignity

Hijaab is my wordly crown

Taunts will not put me down

You’re free to jeer

For, I do not fear

Modesty is an integral branch of faith onto which I cling

If I loose this characteristic, I could loose everything

People are entitled to disagree

But know! This is how I am free

Modesty is an all-inclusive word

With all senses it should be observed

Never forget the Queen of the woman of paradise

A paragon whom we can only exclaim surprise

So to dress in this fashion I am “proud”

And my views will be expressed aloud

Hijaab is my wordly crown

I am unmoved if people frown


Arabic lovers, here is a link of a poem you will enjoy listening to on the topic of hijaab.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. ุงุณู„ุงู… ุนู„ูŠูƒู… ูˆุฑุญู…ุฉุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆุจุฑูƒุงุชู‡..
    donโ€™t ever feel the need to apologize about our way of dressing. My illness hit me , when I wasnโ€™t in purdah. Loved the ocean. Was a regular person , actions in full sun.
    What we have to understand that cases of arthritis and osteoporosis has increased in recent years.
    Yet we go on all kinds of supplements. It just increases. Find me a model or actress that isnโ€™t on hundreds of supplements. It goes to show that the fear of eating pure butter, pure milk, pure ghee etc has been replaced with synthetic foods. Hence all these problems.
    The Banting or gluten free diet proves that our food is synthetic. It hasnโ€™t the nutrients that we need.
    So. My dear sister. Take heart that we please our ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ ุณูุจู’ุญูŽุงู†ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุชูŽุนูŽุงู„ูŽู‰. And no one else.
    May ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ ุณูุจู’ุญูŽุงู†ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุชูŽุนูŽุงู„ูŽู‰ grant You aafiya ุขู…ูŠู† ูŠุง ุฑุจ ุงู„ุนุงู„ู…ูŠู†

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  2. ูˆ ุนู„ูŠูƒู… ุงู„ุณู„ุงู… ูˆ ุฑุญู…ุฉ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆ ุจุฑูƒุงุชู‡

    ุฌุฒุงูƒ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฎูŠุฑุง for the wise words, beautiful advice & support shared dear Aapa. Truly appreciate the input & additional proof added…

    Agree ๐Ÿ’ฏ
    To get proper supplements is also sometimes difficult. How many in the shelves are synthetic and sometimes cause more of a toxicity overload to the body.

    ุงู…ูŠู† ูˆ ู„ูƒ ู…ุซู„ ุฐู„ูƒ ุฎูŠุฑุง ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ

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