I Am A Muslim Woman

by Jenn Zaghloul



I am a Muslim woman
Feel free to ask me why
When I walk I walk with dignity
When I speak, I do not lie

I am a Muslim woman
Not all of me you'll see
But what you should appreciate
Is that the choice I make is free

I'm not plagued with depression
I'm neither cheated nor abused
I don't envy other women
And I'm certainly not confused
Note, I speak perfect English
Et un petit peu de Francais aussi
I'm majoring in Linguistics
So you need not speak slowly
I run my own small business
Every cent I earn is mine
I drive my Chevy to school & work
And no, that's not a crime!

You often stare as I walk by
You don't understand my dress
But peace and power I have found
As I am equal to any male

I am a Muslim woman
So please don't pity me
For God has guided me to truth
And now I'm finally free!

Al Farooq International, Feb 2004
published by Idarah Al Farooq, Karachi, Pakistan.
Reproduced with permission.


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