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Alaha Ahrar, Afghanistan. April 2009














Afghan woman, don't be discouraged, desperate. You are a champion
Even though they have kept you far from knowledge
Be a fighter, try to seek knowledge
So that you may be wise, knowing good from bad and friends from enemies
Life is worthless if there is no knowledge and skills
In reality all living beings are meant to learn
Even the Islamic faith has obligated learning for men and women
So that no one is left without knowledge of the world

Afghan maiden! Why be deprived of literacy? And why be hopeless your whole life?
You are no less in skills and intelligence than others
Learn from Malalais who are your kind
Their names shine eternally like the name of our country and land shines
Be determined, fear no difficulty, find your path!While the destination is far, you will reach the caravan
In the chosen path if you fall a hundred times, stand up again
Hopelessness and defeat are not the traits of a champion
Alaha is your companion in this battle
Dusk is not eternal, dawn draws nearer

It means that time is passing, and after the end of each darkness there is light.
Do not give up trying. At the end you will be more knowledgeable and reach your purpose.





To see the poem in Arabic, go to http://www.24sahat.com/content/view/410/21/.

This article was first published on Peace X Peace, Voices from the Frontline.



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Benah, 2010-05-01 20:34:02
-- You have a very special talent of expression. You are gifte Ms. Ahrar.



Massi, 2010-04-23 23:58:39
-- Dear sister Alaha Jan, you are just amazing. Congratulations on your great accomplishment, all these prove your hard work and kind feelings to your country and people. Thank youuu!!!!!!!!!!



Based Ashrat, 2010-04-14 00:23:16
-- Everyone is right. You are the best of best Alaha Ahrar. Wish you further success in all aspects of your social and academic life.



حامد ساد, 2010-04-12 18:58:55
-- Alaha is a very intelligent Afghan young woman. I love all her poems and efforts for changing the lives of Afghans. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!



Toba, 2010-03-30 21:03:33
-- Salaam Alaha Jaan, where do you live? Are you in Australia? I remember those past days of back home, when we all were living in the same country and we both were going to same courses. I still remember that you were a very hard working student. I am sure, you will reach all your goals inshallah bakhair. Naam-e-Khudah you grow up and so beautiful. My prays, wishes and supports are with you and will be with you forever. You are gifted Alaha Jan, no one can be like you that much smart, active and intelligent. The poems that you write are just wonderful.



Barakzia, 2010-03-25 00:30:03
-- Alaha Jan Salaam, Hope you read my message. I am really happy for your bright future inshallah. I always believed in you and I knew that oneday you will change the lives of others around you. Even as a child you were courageous and very talented, and also very brave. I really loved the poem. Thanks for sharing it with everyone. Do you live in Australia now?



Whida , 2010-03-23 22:22:33
-- A very beautiful poem. It really touches ones heart. Do you have more articles or poems of this Afghan young woman please? If yes, where can I find it? If no, could you please post more of her writings? Thank you



Editor, 2010-02-14 17:00:04
-- Thank you for you comment, but would you mind adding an English version as well for all to enjoy?



نادر ازب, 2010-02-06 22:48:01
-- افغانستان یک جوان نهایت فرزانه را در دامان پاک خویش پروریده است که سجیه الهه احرار میباشد. اما متاسفانه از این استعداد که عبارت از گنجینه ادب و ادبیات زبان دری فارسی بشمار میرود همه غافل است. بناً به صفت یک جوان افغان با تمامی افغانان همقطارم خواهشمندم که باید لقب ستاره افغان را برای این جوان با فهم و مایه افتخار افغانستان و افتخار زبان دری فارسی بدهیم. از لطف تان تشکر



Wasif Kabeer, 2009-11-07 23:13:32
-- Ms. Ahrar is a pride for our beloved Country Afghanistan. We want to especially thank her parents for raising such a wonderful daughter for our Afghanistan.



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