Summer is here
It’s that time of year,
Invitation being received,
It is yet another wedding affair,
Leaving me in despair
For what would I wear?
Who would be there?
My closet seems like a nightmare
Outfit ideas? Hijab ideas? For this will be a gala affair
Perhaps a vanity fair?
I guess I’ll have to look elsewhere
Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram or just anywhere.
Regardless, excitement fills the air
I plan my entrance and have made this a career.
Always find a way to prepare,
To be a guest and never the bride.
Running away from Aunties whose questions I fear.
Are you driving them away? No Aunty, my own is near.
But this is getting severe.
What happened to him? I reply with Qadar’ullah.
You should marry the next one that comes my dear.
Yes Aunty Insha Allah
For I know that ultimate decision rests with Allah.
Aminata Salla is a Gambian-born Muslim and a legal advisor living in the UK. She discovered the beauty of Islam in her adult years and hopes to share her experience to inspire other Muslims. She blogs at www.minasmemoir.com.