There’s no shame in buying your favorite brands;
Be it a dress from Guess, a pair of jeans from Forever 21 or somewhere else
Even if there’s no sale who cares, right? I can totally understand
Cause you may not be a princess but you deserve to look your best.
It’s ok to get all dolled up like Barbie for an all girls party
Just make sure there are no guys around, honey.
Cause if you really love your body
You wouldn’t put it on show for just anybody.
Truth be told, to the world you’re just an object, an eye candy
Girl, I’m sorry but don’t you see
The double standards of society?
That measures your beauty by the size of your booty
Not your qualifications or your personality.
I don’t want to sound radical, but let’s be practical
When was the last time you were complimented for your skills
Not just your curves, your eyes, size or your skin
You might think I’m making a mountain out of a molehill,
I mean who doesn’t like being called beautiful, but still
The truth is the battle we girls be playin with ourselves
Ain’t going nowhere but downhill.
Where’s our self-worth, our self-respect,
Are we cool with being reduced to mere objects?
We don’t have to conform to any messed up standards,
Dressing up how the world wants us to dress up.
Like who are we trying to impress?
I mean, what’s the point of all those
Visits to the parlor, clean up, bleach, makeup
Fake tan, highlights and what not.
Oh and did I mention the extra hours we spend working out,
Just to stay in shape,
So that guys look at us and say…well, they shouldn’t be saying anything in the first place!
I mean weren’t we commanded to lower our gaze?
Which reminds me of something important
Brothers you think you’re tough and smart and brave and strong
Well, I ain’t saying you’re wrong.
But let me ask you something, is it so difficult to lower your gaze?
Where’s your sense of shame?
You can’t help yourself from staring at girls,
I mean no offence, I’m just telling it like it is
“Oh it’s just the first glance,” you say, but lemme guess
Isn’t she the girl from your class that you see literally every single day?
But anyway, keep at it, I mean who knows?
Maybe someday you’ll finally be able to make her your bae.
Or maybe not, cause contrary to what you believe
She’s probably way out of your league.
But whatever it is, you do realize you cannot avoid blame
Once you fall prey to Satan and his tricky games
This might sound strange, but whether it’s your cousin or your classmate,
They’re all the same, non-mahram, the rules don’t change.
So let me ask you again, where is your sense of shame?
But make no mistake, the command to lower the gaze
Applies to women as much as it applies to men
Cause we’re equally at the risk of being tempted by Satan
Like we’re reminded in the Qur’an time and again.
Whatever happened to obedience.
There is a lot to say but I rest my case
Cause it’s such a disgrace, what a sorry state of affairs
To forget that we’re merely slaves.
Of the One Above, and if it wasn’t for His Grace
Imagine what would’ve happened to the human race.
“And if Allah were to impose blame on the people for what they have earned, He would not leave upon the earth any creature. But He defers them for a specified term. And when their time comes, then indeed Allah has ever been, of His servants, Seeing.”
(Surah Fatir 35:45)
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu everyone!
I’ve missed this place so much! But I’m really glad to be back Alhumdulillah 😊
Although it feels so awkward talking to ya’ll after such a long break. You know like the awkward moment when you meet a friend after a very long time and you’re both just awkwardly staring at each other’s faces wondering how to keep the conversation going and asking about the weather doesn’t help reduce the awkwardness a bit.
That’s exactly how I’m feeling right now. Like what should I say next. But anyway, screw it. I’ve got something interesting coming up for ya’ll Insha’Allah.
A post on Comparative Religion! (Ok I know some of you think stuff like comparative religion is theory-ish and boring but I like doing research. And there was a time I was really into it so yeah I might want to share some of my experiences with you all insha’Allah)
Ohh and let me know what you think about the poem! 😊
And if possible do remember me in your duas! ❤