Fatema, Azra, Aasia, Marium and Batool
Realised the power of prayers
They invoked in tears, earnestly the Divine
And were lit by pure light, heavenly.
In bleak nights, they glowed
Like fireflies and effervescent stars
Shining in distant prussian blue skies,
And lit up many desolate deserted homes.
Soulful prayers shake sleepy gods
Whose heads might look up at heavens
But desires drag them down,
Because they realise not
Their feet are mere clay,
Bound to earthly pedestals.
So, who’s to say divinity resides only in man?
Mumtaz N Khorakiwala
( Batool Idrish Siamwala)
Picture courtesy: Nathan Dumlao
Fatema/ Batool, Azra, Marium and Aasia are some of the most powerful women in monotheistic religions they are endowed with the power of manifestation, but choose divine will over their desire.
They have succeeded in achieving justice when vying with male rulers.