I Am A Muslim

September 23, 2008
I am a Muslim.I am a girl.
Some think I am strange,wierd,different,opressed,too covered up.

I am a Muslim.I am strong.
Yes,I am different because my religion is Islam.Yes,I am covered up because I choose to wear a scarf to cover my head,and a long jilbab(dress).I am not opressed because I choose to wear black.And I am wierd because I am,thats just who I am.

I am not here to blow anything up.I believe in peace,not destruction and explosives ,and murder.

Yes,I am a Muslim,one of many.I am a girl.Yes I am strange to you.I am different than you.Yes,I am wierd,and covered up.No,I am not opressed.No,I am not a terrorist.Yes,my religion is Islam.

Indeed Islam.

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CrystalAngelDol said...
Oct. 19, 2012 at 8:17 am
assalamlaikum sister, that was beautiful
Loleeta96 said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm
GREAT! keep it up
Jenni x said...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm
Your poem inspires me, I understand how it must be to be balancing two identities, great use of words! love it
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2010 at 6:54 pm
I liked the last line...Indeed Islam is beautiful!
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