MY PRECIOUS JEWEL By Zakariyyah Mujaheedah Olorunju

Written by Editor

I grow up with this covering over my head

They told me it’s a command of my Creator

I begin to wonder its purpose, what is it for?

Why? Why? Why? Come the question

Little did I know until I began to know it’s purpose

Then I realize that my Hijab is but my precious jewel


This clothing over my head brings me honour

I’m respected by people and held in high regard

In every occasion my words counts

Any time I walk, I’m filled with light

My Hijab, my honour


Each time there is trouble, I get left out

On many occasions I have been saved from chaos

Men keep a distance due to respect

With my Hijab, I become brave and face obstacles

And once again I was saved from their plot

My Hijab, my protection


Call it local, I don’t care

Some never know what it worth, so they become the ignorant

Some did but never care, they just choose to ignore

I know I’m not outdated ‘coz it’s in vogue

My Hijab, my civilization


With this piece of clothing I’m always at alert

I become aware of what is right

I know I don’t want to be known with something bad

Never did I fail to remember my manners

It symbolizes my chastity and dignity

My Hijab, my portrait


Who will I be if I refuse His command?

What will I become without my Hijab?

How will I cope without this piece of clothing?

No! I cannot but keep it with me

I love to have it on and on forever

That’s -My Hijab, My Precious Jewel


About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.