O, how I love wearing my crown jewel.
To protect and connect me with The Protecting One,
And to shade me from the wrath of this cruel world’s deception.
This is my faith, my choice and my haven.
In this materialistic world where we live, your worth is judged and your looks sneered at.
My crown covers me from this world’s gaze, but why must society set this ablaze?
This is my protection and connection with the light.
We are guided by the Quran with its uplifting comfort,
Its spiritual sustenance and abundance.
I call out to The Glorious and I kneel down to pray,
Asking Him to ease my pathway.
My jewel is my crown; I wear it to guard my modesty,
To help me gain purity and security from evil eyes.
It’s my well guarded pearl, draped like an embrace from above, and finely covered.
Because we are jewels with purity, maturity and beauty that’s undiscovered.
And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech – in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.
The Qur’an, Surah Al-’A’raaf (Chapter of the heights) 7:205
Saira Anwar is from Manchester, England and is trained and qualified as a nursery nurse, childminder/centre worker. She is also a recognised creative poet and author. Dedicating her time to writing and sharing inspirational content online, through her service ‘Saira Anwar Inspired Poetry’. She continues to inspire many people everyday. She has had several poems recognised for creativity, originality, imagery and expression – as a result she has had many published works to date.