Monday, April 30, 2007

Ladies first

It's easy to get swept into this society's norms
In a World of "After you" and "Ladies first"
All wrongs seem to come at you in the right forms.
In a World of "After you" and "Ladies first"

In a world where girls and guys can intermingle
In a world where it's a virtue to stay single
Where the only guideline is in each persons ability
Where everyone has stripped themselves of liability

We tend to forget the people of our history
making the achievement of good deeds a mystery

such as the story of a man in madyan
who helped some women get water from a well

such as the story of a man in madyan
who into his desires, he did not sell

"come with me" the girl said
and to her father, he was led
the father was impressed with his manly nature
He wanted to see this man of great stature

on the way he did not twidle
making sure there was no chance for shaytan to fiddle
Ahead of the girl he chose to walk
and if he were to walk too far, he bid her to throw rocks

he dared not walk behind her
not because of arrogance or pride
he dared not walk behind her
for fear he would take joy in their stride

a man of great stature indeed
a man who truly did succeed

A different story, today's society does tell
A different story, into which many of us fell
a story of "After you" and "Ladies first"


Muna Mohamed said...

MashaALlah. This is beautful... I enjoyed reading it really. I never really thought of it like that, I mean I actually thought letting "ladies go first" was an act of this poem really taught me something. Keep up the good job!

Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

Alhamdulillah, that's wicked to hear/read.

May Allah Ta'ala grant us the ability to follow and tread upon the footsteps of our kaabir. Ameen.

Dua me yaad


Ahmed said...

Jazakallah for this beautiful poem with a very important message for us all.


Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum,


Islam teaches modesty. It's half of faith after all. So cool how it says about Hadhrat Musa alayhissalam etc. Just another point I thought I'd bring up.

PS Am not the author btw, just in case anyone thinks so.

Dua me yaad


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful poem I have read. Indeed, it conveys a message of nobility and modesty, virtues that are lost in today's times. We have forgotten the heroes of Islam. May Allah grant us the ability to correct our actions and become righteous before it is too late. Ameen

Mstar said...

You can let ladies go first but you don't have to stare! I still enjoyed the poem though.

Anonymous said...


That last paragraph did it for me!

Allahu akbar

Brilliant mashaAllah