My life, they say, began when I was innocent and carefree,
now they pity and sympathise seeing what has become of me.
Where once a beautiful young girl stood,
now stands an oppressed mum hidden underneath her hijab hood;
single and alone they think, “must be running scared”.
It’s not like they got to know me though,it’s not like they even cared.
It’s true, I lost my home and husband and the life I knew,
but Allah blessed me with wisdom and maturity and with it my soul grew.
I look them in the eye – no shame upon my face,
I proudly wear my label: ‘single Muslim mum’ – NOT a disgrace! Continue reading