Poets Corner: Inspiration

24th Aug 2018

Not fame nor celebrity was their ambition,

Only a connection with their Lord.

 

The stoic strength of Khadijah (ra),

The bold, incredible intellect of Aisha (ra), finest teacher of her time,

The engaging eloquence of Fatima (ra), the Resplendent One,

Her father’s most loyal defendant,

The fearless courage of Sumayya (ra),

Martyred for her Lord’s sake.

 

The devoutness of pure Maryam (ra),

The tawakkul, unshaking, of Hajrah (ra)

When stranded in the lonely deserts of Makkah,

The daring defiance of Aasiya (ra)

Condemned, cruelly, to death for mere belief.

 

The fierce loyalty of Baraka (ra),

The good fortune of Ramla (ra),

Rewarded for perseverance, fortifying.

The timely wisdom of Umm Salamah (ra)

And the generous ascetism of Asma (ra).

 

These are the women of worth,

The ones that encompass true womanhood.

Our ideals, their struggles,

At home and beyond.

Their power was their devotion, self-negation and unswerving righteousness,

Generosity and innate wisdom,

Seeking none other than Allah (swt),

The Befriender of the pure.

 

Copyright Umm Hafsah @2018

 

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