FREE

This photo was created by AKR54
he is excellent in photoshop and he surpised me with this photo.
I love this song and it reminds me of the problems I had here in
USA and also in Egypt while wearing the scarf.

I no longer wear it here in USA..

FREE

What goes through your mind?
As you sit there looking at me
Well I can tell from your looks
That you think I’m so oppressed
But I don’t need for you to liberate me

My head is not bare
And you can’t see my covered hair
So you sit there and you stare
And you judge me with your glare
You’re sure I’m in despair
But are you not aware
Under this scarf that I wear
I have feelings, and I do care

So don’t you see?
That I’m truly free
This piece of scarf on me
I wear so proudly
To preserve my dignity…

My modesty
My integrity
So don’t judge me
Open your eyes and see…
“Why can’t you just accept me?” she says
“Why can’t I just be me?” she says
Time and time again
You speak of democracy
Yet you rob me of my liberty
And all I want is equality
Why can’t you just let me be free?

For you I sing this song
My sister, may you always be strong
From you I’ve learnt so much
How you suffer so much
Yet you forgive those who laugh at you
You walk with no fear
Through the insults you hear
Your wish so sincere
That they’d understand you
But before you walk away
This time you turn and say:

But don’t you see?
That I’m truly free
This piece of scarf on me
I wear so proudly
To preserve my dignity
My modesty
My integrity
So let me be
She says with a smile
I’m the one who’s free

Salaams,
Fatimah

28 thoughts on “FREE

  1. Hi Fatimah, wow that photo looks great! I like this song too. It reminds people to "not judge a book by its cover" as the old saying goes.

  2. dear fatimah… Whole persons equal god … Obstacle can become to the freedoms the nobody.. Fatimah.. you did very useful work at a god road… You a very congratulation I do….God you love the you much. God is the you red to the paradise….aminnn Elhamdulillahi Rabbül Alemin I am wishing a happy to the you life____Akr54___

  3. Hi Marcus,I agree with you and there are many now whom won't judge as we enter into the elections .. Thank God we have crossed that bridge nowfingers X thanks Marcus for understanding the meaning of this wonderful song:heart:Fati

  4. thank you my friend for creating such a wonderfulphoto which inspired me to use it with this song.God moves my heart to express the love I have forGod and Islam and to share the feelings of peacewith those whom read my blog.Fati

  5. I thanking I do….Very beautiful work I became artificial a reason..you islam you are doing very useful work..you a congratulation I am doing…. god is the you you love every time..music provided very beautiful harmony to the picture.. :)__akr54(ekrem)__

  6. To wear the Hijsb and notice it upon yourself then you wear it for the wrong reasons .Wear it with pride then when its put upon the head it moulds with in you and they only see it but you dont WHY ??because you are the hijab its yours and yours only it then becomes a heart beat with every motion you do and every kalma you preside in and your path to The one and only ALLAH who loves you with or with out it .But dont look at it as an extra cloth you wear bless and kiss it and put it upon you and it becomes you and its your beauty but with out revealing and its beauty too without seeing you only you see the beauty .

  7. I just had a private pm to come here .Lovely picture of Mecca and the poem is lovely .I DO NOT VENTURE much into Opera these days .Been getting hate mail .But i have looked at her posts because i always loved them .She is truley blessed And HAPPY RAMADAM FROM COCOABUTTER and Family .xxxxxxx

  8. Shukran for your comments and feelingsand to my dear friend Cocoa whom I miss lotsthank you for the visit I know you are traveling and the time spent is with family.thank you all for enjoying the expressing of my emotions thru this photo and song.. As I said I was guided to create this post and to give honor in Islam for Islam and for peace.Happy Ramadan to us allFatimah

  9. I am a MuslimThe rose is my QeblehThe spring my prayer-carpetThe light, my prayer stoneThe field my prostrate placeI take ablution with the heartbeat of windowsMoon flows into my prayer, gently it flowsThe rock is visible from behind my prayerAll particles of my prayer are illuminatedI pray when the wind calls for prayerFrom the cypress tree’s minaretI practice my ritual when weeds say God is GreaterWhen wave raises…..hi zeyna this picture remember me this poem , you make a great page http://www.sohrabsepehri.com/poems.asp?status=showpoem&language=e&poemid=99

  10. Thank you all for your comments and Tatora that poem is wonderful I love it so muchand with the beginging of Ramadan it's perfect.thank you for sharing and your wonderful compliment to my pageHappy Ramadan to us all.

  11. Ramadan in a Muslim Country, by Altaf BhimjiA new nightof the sacred monththe thin slice of the moon; the crescentvisible only a few minutesto the naked eyeA sight beautifulsignaling new,freshGreetings one to the other: Ramadan MubarakhAnd a few hours latersounds of drumsWake up! Wake up!have a meal,a simple glass of water!Before the first light,before you begin the fast,make the intentionWake up! Wake up!And the day progresses, a slowing down;restaurants closed, coffee houses empty.And workers begin their trek home earlyLate afternoon, the speciality stores openselling the special once a year snacks,crowds flocking and moving hurriedlycollecting their Iftar (break fast)And mothers prepare the traditional mealstaking extra timefor the fasting familyOnly an hour before the sun setscity streets empty,as in a curfew,And now only a few minutes,family and friends gather around the tablemaking small talkawaiting the moment…silence…Allah-hu AkbarAllah-hu AkbarAllah-hu AkbarAllah-hu Akbar(God is great)Ash-hadu an la illaha illal-lahAsh-hadu an la illaha illal-lah(I witness that there is no God except Allah)Ash-hadu anna Mohammadan rasoolol lahAsh-hadu anna Mohammadan rasoolol lah(I witness that Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah)Hay-ye alas-slatHay-ye alas-slat(Hurry up for prayer)Hay-ye alal falahHay-ye alal falah(Hurry up for prosperity)Allah-hu AkbarAllah-hu AkbarLa illaha illal-lahLa illaha illal-lah(There is no God except Allah)And the siren, signalling the sun dipping below the horizonAnd together, some with dates, some with a pinch of salt"We take this food in the name of Allah, most gracious, ever merciful"Prayers givenand later friends and familymill around, some contentothers tired, but all happyon this day of Ramadan…Peace:heart:

  12. Shukran my sisterI miss this so much since in Egypt I fasted and shared dinner withmy husband and friends Here NOTHING 😦 Just me and Allah You bless my blog with these wordsand bring memories back to my heart:heart:Fatimah

  13. Awww i want to cry i too wish i was in EGYPT nothng here goes right at all .All going wrong 😦 😦 but my faith is not so good these days i am dwindeling here and there .My Heart is shattering .:(

  14. I know what you mean.. I don't feel the magic I did while living in Egyptand having my husband next to me sharing in the fasting and the break fastit's all work here and nothing much of anything else.I don't live near Muslims so I stay alone none to talk with or shareanything with. stay strong my sister just know you are not alone as I am not aloneread the Quran and let the words fill your heart and soul:heart:with hugs

  15. i would i have not had much access to my pc all the time its slow or it will not locate to where i want to be its been raining here now for 3days and our cables run underground not sure if this is the problem its now took me 6mins approx just to access here i will do as soon as i am fasterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr not forgotton just like to know something as i am too married to egyptian and i know you is or was and something is bugging me and its to do with menot you ok maybe could shed some light for me thats all .AND i am a private person thats why i shall pm u im slightly not trusting i think its in the past some forum pasted all my details off on it and all my life i trusted someone in there and they turned out to be trolling and well u understand hopefully pm u by today .

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