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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MWA's Sariya Contractor shares a grateful Ramadan Monday poem

I am grateful for the sunshine and the glorious English summers day,
Banishing the dankness of the grey rain cloud, Oh! how the sun blazes away...
The flowers dance in the garden, the tomatoes redden on their vine.
and the fat pigeon swings precariously on a twig of pine...

In the midst of this beautiful morn, I must write - at my laptop's
beck and call!
But then I seem to be a writer - Oh! dear and all...
So the sun it sings a new happy song...
Me I write, while my heart sings along

And so I am grateful for all I am blessed with and all that is to come.
I am grateful to be part of nature's melodious hum.

© Sariya Contractor 2012

Dr. Sariya Contractor is a convert to Islam and a Sociologist at the University of Derby, specialising in the Sociology of Religion. She is also a University of Derby project researcher for the Religion and Belief, Discrimination and Equality Project in the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences. Her recently published book, 'Muslim Women in Britain: Demystifying the Muslimah' is available at 

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