Not because some guy says you are, or you get 100 likes on facebook
But You’re beautiful
Because from that crinkle in your face,
or that slight slant in your eyes
Or those rounds cheeks when you smile
Wasn’t by coincidence or mistake
God chose you
He created and knows you
You look in that mirror worried what others will think
But settle down and recite the Quran
let it sink
That you think those eyebrows are a little too thick
Or your complexion too dark in this summer heat
But its on purpose
You are perfectly imperfect
This is why you are perfect
Selected and fashioned by the same One who spread across the stars in the sky
Who colored the crimson horizon of sunset
Carries the birds while they fly
Casted the subtle yellow of dusk
Who gave a scent to the deers producing musk
He chose you, every gene and phenotype
running through your ancestors to finally arrive
At you, you are alive
Not by mistake
Don’t take his signs as play
You are certainly selected and fashioned
the way that you are
He chose you,
and perhaps you’ll obey, and hear what he says
This is perfectly imperfect
1 single egg, 1 single sperm. Once you were two.
Then he chose you. Miraculous.
You are a miracle, a sign
And he placed that mysterious soul and heart inside
7 billion miracles walking on Earth!
And then the person still asks, show me a miracle!
He never looked at himself or the world
How can I show you anything when you don’t look!
To its creator, the vessel from which you know Allah