The following poem (source: Arab Studies Journal) was written by two Chinese Muslim women Lu Jiye and Wang Hailan, first published in 1993.
Our Muslim Sisters
How can we confine ourselves to the closed courtyards?
May the eyes of the world stare us into faltering,
But for Islam
We must go forth to meet the movements of change.
Ah, Muslim sisters –
Let us go out of this door to purify ourselves in the light of sun,
Release our life-energies,
Give our existence still greater meaning,
And our life, splendor.
Sisters, let us walk arm-in-arm!