O, Woman of Substance,

How you shine,

Don’t you believe this thought of mine?


You have a light in You,

And, its time you got your due.


I see it,

Radiating from your child’s melodious lilt

I see it ,

Shining through the relaxed lines that on your husband’s face  sit.

I see it ,

From the radiance that the eyes of your parents emit.


O Woman of Substance ,

I know how you burn to keep the fire in you going,

Because Allah swt (1) built you with a nature that is bestowing.


O Sister of mine,

I know how hard you push yourself, come rain or shine

Just so that world around you doesn’t fall apart

You keep stitching up your broken heart.

And when the winds of pain threaten to tear open the stitches

You simply ignore your heart that with pain twitches.


O Woman of Substance,

When  you are too tired to burn , gleam anyway,

When you are too fatigued to shine, sparkle anyway,

When you think you have nothing left to give, shimmer anyway.

You think, you can’t give anymore?

Don’t worry, Allahswt (1)  will from His bounty give you, so that you can give galore.


You think your heart cannot beat any more?

Don’t worry, Allahswt (1)  will with His light, your heart restore.


O Woman of Substance,

Keep going,

And remember, Allahswt (1)  is the All Knowing.


I know its not easy,

But then, life is not meant to be breezy

Keep the fire in you burning,

And to Allahswt (1), be always turning

Make His obedience Your fuel to blaze!

And to the zenith will He you, raise.

Allah  made Jannah for you,

So at the door of Jannah, join the Queue,

Where Fatimah small - radi-allahu-anhum leads the way,

To take you to your home in which forever you can stay.


O Woman of Substance,

There you can be with others like you,

Which includes KhadijahFEMALE Radi Allahu Anha, Maryam FEMALE Radi Allahu Anha and Asiya FEMALE Radi Allahu Anha to name a few.


They await your arrival.

To celebrate your effort at survival

In this world that some times ignores your work

Which you do with immense effort.


O Woman of Substance,

This is not the time to slow down

Rather, its time to race for the crown.

One which you earned with your sweat and tears

Of which you are a rightful heir.

Made by Allah swt with love and pride,

Wear it and in Paradise for eternity abide.


O Woman of Substance,

With my love and prayers, I am with You,

Hoping to be in Jannah with You.

— from a Sister of thine.

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47 replies on “O,Woman of Substance.”

  • mizzy-789@hotmail.co.uk'
    March 10, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful poem!!! Nice motivation for us sisters, we do have such a big responsibilty on our shoulders Alhamdulillah, we should find the blessings in all of these responsibilities to keep us going till Jannah…

    • swalehajamil@gmail.com'
      April 25, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      JazakAllah very beutiful motivation

  • msalqureshi@gmail.com'
    April 4, 2016 at 6:56 am


  • idiosyncrasy2.0@gmail.com'
    Tahira Ali
    April 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Such a beautiful poem.
    Loved it immensely.
    Thank you for writing this!

  • hibaysh@hotmail.com'
    April 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Jazakiallahu Khairan kaseera sister. Allah brightened my heart through your words.

  • shahnazanas@gmail.com'
    April 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Very beautiful and shining lines to brighten our souls… captured the essence of being a believing woman … Masha Allah .. may Allah bless you .

  • fatima.formuli7@gmail.com'
    April 5, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Masha’allah so touching!

  • mamamiakano@gmail.com'
    Samira Ali
    April 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Alhamdulillah I felt good and inspired too

  • newnassme@gmail.com'
    April 7, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Give comfort..beautifully lined. Jak for this valuable piece.

    • Salimidrees@gmail.com'
      Muhammad Salim
      April 25, 2016 at 4:19 am

      AllahumdulilLa very beautiful .May Allah set inspire you and all my other sister’s. Ameen

  • maylynn1109@yahoo.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I feel like I can’t wait to go HOME 🙂

  • sumayyah511@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Can’t say in words
    Just awesome sister sana
    May Allah shower his blessings upon u..
    Jazak Allah Hu khair….

  • jawedkrm@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Masha Allah!
    Worth reading ?
    May Allah ease the difficulties of all our sisters and help them in performing such a tough responsibility.U r pride of this Ummah !

  • mulfydarisah@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Subhanallah, thank You Allah, I will try to join the queue of your Jannah. Aamiin. Love You Allah.

  • zsiqa1@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 2:13 am

    i had my eyes a bit wet ^__^ nice poem (Y) jazakALLAH khayran

  • hanifa1990@icloud.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 3:31 am

    mashaa Allah amazing keep it up its well motivating and also makes others understand about what women life is about alhamdulilah ….

  • Sadianoreen4@hotmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Asalamualiqum wrwb dear sister. Such a sweet and motivational poem. Jazakillah khair.

  • thanima2103@gmail.com'
    Ami nath
    April 25, 2016 at 3:41 am

    The most inspiring poem i have ever seen..

  • firoza0011@hotmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 3:42 am

    I want to work hard to achieve my goal.to be in jennah with others like khadheeja mariam and Asia raliyallahu. If there is a will there is a way.

  • Muneebah.roshaun@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 3:50 am

    A beautiful poem. May Allah give me da strength to live a life da way U like. My goal is Jannah.

  • Baldeh1@hotmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 4:21 am

    My eyes in tears very touching poem for we the women .may we have patience to work our way to jannah ameen Ya-Rabbi

  • shifayiya@yahoo.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Alhamdulillah…. This world is not changed place for the true and Pious..

  • shifayiya@yahoo.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Alhamdulillah…. This world is not the place for the true and Pious..

  • mailafzal7@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Peace and blessing be upon you, my sister of islam
    Your words may become for the western theologies, a slam
    May Allah swt , bless us with a heart of understanding
    So that we shall be standing in front of the jannah queing

  • id82245@gmail.com'
    habibi juhairi-ivy del rosario
    April 25, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Asalam wa alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh….im a converted muslimah. From a pure catholic family. I am really interested of learning bout islam but dont know how. I hope to get in touch with you.. may Allah bless you. Jazzakallahu khair…

  • Lybafm@hotmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 6:05 am

    SubhanAllah!!! Very nice

  • Captainshort2002@hotmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Gorgeous writing:)
    JazakAllah khair:)
    May Allah put Barakah in our ideas and efforts:) ameen!

  • apampatola@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Alhamdulillah. This poem came in at the right time to soothe my heart. Jazakillah khayran for your efforts.
    May Allah reward you with the good of this world and indeed the best of the hereafter. Ameen.

  • Kamilbg@hotmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Mashallah, so beautiful

  • hanifib2012@gmail.com'
    umm Zaynab
    April 25, 2016 at 8:24 am

    so inspiring, so encouraging, may Allah bless the writer.and keep us all together in jannatul Fridaus .aamin

  • rumanatabassum123@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Beautiful and just in time for me ….. like Allah wanted me to read it in response of a prayer that I uttered with a broken heart…. may Allah bless the person who wrote it. ….
    With tears

  • 12081510-057@uog.edu.pk'
    Nabeela Ashraf
    April 25, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Amazing,,Ma Sha Allah

  • sajida1971@hotmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 9:36 am

    MashAllah came at the right time.Just what I needed.Alhamdulillah

  • amalhassan85@googmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I felt I could relate to it in every way

  • kulsum2.uk@gmail.com'
    Umme Kulsum
    April 25, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Masha Allah a very beautiful poem….. thank you … may allah reward you for this amazing work and many other good works that you do ….

  • saher.obaid@hotmail.com'
    saher obaid
    April 25, 2016 at 11:56 am

    MashaAllah heart touching….jazakallah kahair

  • Pinkyabasheer2013@gmail.com'
    Pinky Asheer basheerAsheer
    April 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    So heartwarming, jazakumallah khair sis .

  • rukhsaranwar21.ra@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    the poem Is awesome
    .it touched my heart….I feel the poem relating my sacrifices

  • zoyakhan15june@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Great work indeed sister ! incredibly beautiful !!

  • fouziakfm@yahoo.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    JazakAllah sister may Allah almighty bless us all ameen

  • amzatzaynab@yahoo.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    A very lovely and encouraging poem. May ALLAH increase you in knowledge and wisdom

  • Lutfiav@gmail.com'
    April 25, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I felt as if the poem was written just for me. I feel inspired. I feel appreciated. I feel acknowledged. Shukran

  • ainiazian46@gmail.com'
    Fatin Aini
    April 26, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Assalamualaikum. It is indeed a beautiful poem. May I shared it to the other people please?

  • saima_buet05@yahoo.com'
    April 26, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Left me with tears…so beautiful 🙂

  • Abdirashidpsycho@gmail.Com'
    April 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Let Allah brigthten our hearts And ebables us those who fulfill their responsibility both men and women

  • Lizamarina.zahra@gmail.com'
    May 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Put me to tears reading it. Especially when coming to the part about Jannah. I think only those who can relate to this will only truly understand. Thanks to my sister A****a for sending it to me. You know who you are ??…yes I will wait at the door of Jannah for you insyaAllah ?

  • marialiaqat713@gmail.com'
    July 4, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Very beautiful poem, Encouraging.Keep writing Sana 🙂 🙂