‘Shariah-Compliant Bra’ a poem by Fauzia Rafique

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O Mama Dear
Get me my shariah compliant bra
for the instant islamicization
of my (alleged) un-islamic boobs

My Dear Daughter
Dare i say, you hardly need it
for the fruits of my toil
(from 9 to 13) when i made sure
your chest stays bound in a white
cotton cloth
The fruit of my toils, dear daughter,
you now (naturally) have
shariah compliant boobs

But Mama Dear
the tits still…

Hush, dear daughter
do not say the words
naming the body parts
ending with ‘it’ or ‘its’

You mean, ‘tits’
and ‘cl..’

Evil on your tongue!
Daughter of Satan, go
wash your mouth
with listerine plus,
extra strength
five times a day
for the next several years
to atone the evil on your tongue
boobs and
all other anonymous
body parts, and…

mama dear…

And, thank your stars
you were not born in a place
where they clip it
to make shariah compliant…
what should i call it?

Bits, kits
lits or

No, not that
the other unmentionable

Oh, so
how about:

Yes, yes, blit!
Where they cut and clip
to create those
shariah compliant blits.

Now published in

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Holier Than Life
Fauzia’s Web Page
Update: June 2013

Pakistan council protests use of padded bras by Muslim women: Report
Lahore,The Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan has protested the use of padded and colourful bras by Muslim women, and recommended that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent an innerwear that makes female assets unnoticeable.

The council held a meeting late February in light of the protests held last month by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) and other religious parties against the increasing import and eventual use of padded and colourful bras, Roznama Jawani reports.

The council also invited shop owners who were in the business of importing and selling female underwear, advising them to bring lingerie samples, so that the council could see about what the protesters were angry.

After the meeting was over, the council released a recommendation to the media that said: “Padded bras are Devil’s cushions and he likes to rest of them. The Council of Islamic Ideology is recommending that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent a bra that makes the female chest area unnoticeable.”

Zakir Naik, one of the leading Islamic scholars commented that if the Pakistan government approves of the funding grant for this research and if the country is successful at making such a bra that makes the chest of women unnoticeable, Pakistan might become the biggest exporter for Shariah compliant underwear.

Naik said he would personally sign and send the first of these Shariah-bra to starlet Veena Malik and television host Ali Saleem, best known by his alter ego Begum Nawazish Ali.

From: http://www.onepakistan.com/news/top-stories/90903-pakistan-council-protests-use-of-padded-bras-by-muslim-women-report.html

Information pointed to by Rajkumari Fehmida

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