hijaabs

ok but anyways, don’t use niqaabs as an aesthetic lmao, like the whole point of a hijaab / niqaab is coverin up ur hair / face ( the niqaab is optional it’s rlly not necessary in islam but u receive sunnah 4 wearin it as long as it isnt durin umrah / hajj, i think it’s forbidden durin that time… or @least that’s what i rmmr my mosque teacher tellin us )

but like puttin a niqaab ( and hijaab on ) and then wearin clothes that reveal the rest of ur body? what’s the point… it’s obviously only there 4 an aesthetic… like believe me idc abt what u wear, u cud wear a skirt 4 all i care but whats the point of wearin a hijaab / niqaab ? u literally understand that in our culture it’s a necessity 2 keep ur body covered ( inc ur hair ) which even i don’t do unless it’s 2 go 2 the mosque but ?? like, most muslims should have the decency 2 not disrespect the use of a hijaab / niqaab

at oslo pride we find that even is wearing a “bisexual, bipolar” shirt

isak is wearing a “i’m not bi but my boyfriend is” shirt

eva is wearing a “i love my bisexual and muslim girlfriend"

sana is wearing a rainbow hijaab and a shirt that says “lgbt muslims exist”

and eskild… well. he’s wearing a shirt stating “i’m single pls save me from third wheeling”

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I want to use the Hijaab. Not only is it beautiful, it’s also an icebreaker. Wearing the Hijaab makes it easier to get in touch with people. It shows that I belong to a religion which believes in a God, and then people can therefore assume from it, that that is a topic that interests me. If they also believe in God, then we automatically have something in common.”

yall are so so so so so tiring idk why u put islam up on this pedestal as if idek what?? like they cant do anythin and every single decision is 100% restricted. just fyi if you didn’t know: there are muslim women who are gay/bi, who are teachers, who are single, who dont want kids, who are infertile, who want 8 kids, who dont want a husband, who do want a husband, who are mentally ill, who use drugs and alcohol, who sing, who write, who dance, who have sex, who cook, who wear a hijaab, who dont wear a hijaab, who date, who dont date but get married.

just like any other woman, no matter their religion and their ‘rules’, women deserve to have control over their own lives so fuck you for saying otherwise.

do y'all not realize that when you say wearing a hijaab is sexist you are literally the ones making it about men? hijaabis chose to cover as a display of devotion to Allah in the same way that Sikh men chose to wear a turban to show their devotion to their religion. why doesn’t anyone call that misandry? lmao y'all don’t even see the sexism in your dumb logic it’s so tiring. I really don’t see you guys as being incapable of understanding that a Muslim woman has agency of her own life, that she can feel liberated in her choice to be modest. just admit you hate Muslims man stop trying to defend your hate of brown women with feminism or egalitarian secularism y'all are boring

Can we take a minute and speak about this prevalent trend of “Hijabi fashionistas” Before anyone gets defensive and feels they’re being attacked, this is not about anyone’s *personal* journey, rather more about *public journeys* and how we are influencing our youth. So no one is judging anyone, nor being holier than though, this is a bit of #FoodForThought.

Recently i’ve been seeing fashion shows/cat walks, Muslims women on the runways etc highlighting “modest fashion” where the idea is to cater for Muslim women.

I completely understand Muslim women fall into many many categories when it comes to implementing the Hijab in its entirety, and by that I do not mean just the headscarf. I understand the difficulties in implementing the hijaab (been there, done that). I understand all the thought processes before finally making the decision to implement the hijab outwardly and inwardly. I also understand wanting to look nice and presentable.

What I do not accept nor understand is the category of women who outright reject the command. Our attire and what we have been commanded to wear is clear cut, stated in the Qur'an and ahadith. It’s fine for you to do business, also fine for you to cater for Muslim women as there is a huge market, but I feel somewhere in all this business and making a name, the true essence and identity of a Muslimah is getting lost behind make up, pouts and excessiveness.

There are so many problems with the Muslim Fashionista era that we are living in.

[1] Our attire is being commercialised and we are condoning it. Initially it was just within, now it is also external. We do not need Nike to promote our hijab, we do not need Debenhams to start endorsing our clothes. We do not need approval or validation from any mainstream companies. They are not doing us a favour, they are not “accepting us” they are thinking with their business hat on and how to make a profit. So firstly, it is important we do not fall into that trap of thinking finally the world is starting to accept us.

[2] When Muslim women are walking up and down the runway, there are male photographers present, male audience present, men reading and seeing about the fashion show in the news, does this defeat the purpose of hijab? Whilst we flaunt the “modest clothing” on our body, we are being watched and ogled at. Beautified faces, beautified clothes, is this really modest, if we think about modesty in its entirety and not just a piece of cloth? Does this thought process make me extreme? O_o

[3] We are seeing Muslim women bloggers who categorise themselves as hijaabis and whilst they may be struggling to wear the hijab in its correct form, showing your hair and neck is not hijaab and should never ever be promoted as hijab. Whilst these bloggers influence our youth to wear turbans, show their awrah yet call it hijaab, surely we should be challenging this and not encouraging when these bloggers “make it” and become “famous”.

Honestly it is a great thing to see sisters excelling and making a name for themselves, but at the expense of a lost identity?

Are Muslim women having an identity crisis, trying to fit in between the “modern world” and the Islamic world? What are WE doing to lead our youth and what CAN we do to lead them? To ensure our youth do not feel like they need validation? To ensure our youth are looking up to the correct figures as their role models?

May Allah allow us to excel in His beautiful Deen, and forgive us when we fall short.

- M. A.

“should i wear black or black?” sana asks sarcastically, holding up two different, very much black hijaabs.

eva snorts and gingerly crawls to the other end of her bed to place a kiss on sana’s lips.

“you know i would love some colour on you,” eva whispers, gently taking sana’s hand into hers.

sana’s eyes softens. “i know,” she says. then, a smirk takes place. “but i have a reputation.”

eva laughs, her head falling back, the red hair– though shorter from when they first met. “of course, the reputation of the coolest girl in school,” she bemoans. “no colour shall ever befall on thee.”

sana swats eva’s hand away. “"stop being so silly,” she says with a laugh.


“you know,” eva says, tilting her head to the side when sana picks the hijaab in her right hand. “our boys are going there sober.”

sana looks at eva. “you know i don’t judge you if you want to drink. i don’t want to be the one to… hold you back. you’re young only once.”

eva smiles. “yes, my wise girlfriend. i know. but i was thinking it’ll be fun to… you know, watch everyone else embarrass themselves.”

sana quirks en eyebrow. “i wouldn’t let you embarrass yourself.”

eva looks at her meaningfully.

“too much,” sana amends.


they laugh, and sana has never felt as alive as she is right now.

when they head to the pregame, sana’s prayer alarm goes off. she stiffens– a reflex forced upon her by society.

but eva is quick to take her arm, squeeze it gently in a way of comfort. she looks up, the atmosphere has changed but she finds comfort in eva, in even and isak and chris.

“do you have any problem?” eva bites out, glaring at one of the girls. someone less important.

the mood shifts, the girl stutters a weak “no” before they all fall back into talking about whatever they did before.

the tram stops, they find their way to the house, and eva helps her to the bathroom. she navigates them to a bathroom close to an empty bedroom, she tells people to move “the fuck out of their way” when sana is done, and she waits outside.

sana wonders, how did she get so lucky? to find someone who, doesn’t understand wholly, but accepts and wants to learn.

she feels safe, when she puts all the sound out and turns to Allah. she feels safe knowing that this moment– between her and Him– her girl is out there, guarding the door.

waiting for her.


(and when they come back, they find even and isak sitting on the couch and they literally shine up, and even gently asks, “you okay?”

and sana replies, “never been better.”)

Will it matter?

When you laying on your death bed and all you see are the tears and fears in the eyes of your husband. Will the huge fight you had with him the week before matter? Will it matter?

When you are gasping for air, trying to read the kalimah for the last time, will all the gold jewelry tucked in your safe assist you? Will it matter?

When you take your last breathe and your soul is being tortured out of your body.Will the enmity you have with your sister in law which led to you never speaking to her again matter? Will it matter?

When you are being given the ghusl and your lifeless body is being washed by others.Will your haughty, proud and boastful attitude about your slim body be of any benefit? Will it matter?

When your body is being wrapped in white kafan and your head wrapped up. Will your designer clothing be of any use or will you protest to being too young to wear the hijaab? Will it matter?

When your hearse awaits you to take you to your final abode. Will you insist on being driven in your Mercedes Benz? Will it matter?

When your body is laying on your living room floor as your family get one last glimpse of you. Will the gossip, ridicule, slander, complaints and issues you had against them matter? Will it matter?

When your body is being lowered into the ground and sand is being poured over you. Will the new Persian rug you bought for your lounge matter. Will it matter?

When the darkness of the grave engulfs your body and as your grave begins to close in on you. Will the world and all it contains matter. Will it matter?

When you are rotting in your grave and your decomposed body is being eaten by worms and insects, will the new MAC make up kit you bought matter? Will it matter?

Nothing matters more than your good character and good deeds.. May Allah open our eyes in this world to realise what matters most before he closes our eyes and then we will be forced to find out…

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“You’re completely psycho. You threw water in Ingrid’s face. You’re crazy!” “Do you get acid thrown in your face if you don’t wear the Hijaab?” “She’s psycho! I heard that she put someone in a chokehold when she went to Urra.” “Sana, are you circumcised?” “No wonder she’s psycho.” “She’s supposed to be a good representative for Islam.” “You’re so lucky because you don’t have to think about all of that stuff. Heartbreak and stuff. Maybe I should convert to Islam.” “Hope you get forcibly married … sent to Africa so we won’t have you at Urra.” “Why do you wear that shit on your head? It’s fucking ugly. Want me to pull it off you in the big break?” 

Indicating Muslim and/or Jewish Characters

Anonymous said: I have a few Muslim and Jewish characters and wondering how to indicate religion without an obvious “She was absent because Yom Kippur” kind of sentence tacked on somewhere.

Some Ideas:

-“Fiddled with her Star of David necklace, sliding it around on the chain with nervous energy.”

-“What’s that necklace? Is that pi?” “No, it’s a ‘chai’ – it means life.”

-Referring to grandparents as Bubbe and Zayde (Yiddish), Mom as Ima (Hebrew), or anything else like that

-Certain names are either Jewish or coded Jewish; I’ve had a bunch of people see that I’ve got characters named Shulamit and Rivka and instantly just know. (It’s less obvious with Isaac, but his name is really supposed to be Yitzchak and I was just typing it in English to make things easier on my audience. I can barely even pronounce his real name myself. :P ) Anyway, names like David and Josh and Shira and Naomi, and many of the German and Slavic last names… funny story: my mom was once dating two guys named Steve Horowitz at the same time. That’s Judaism for you.

-Mentioning holidays doesn’t have to be as awkward as a neon-painted declarative sentence. Someone can have a funny story to tell from when they were home for New Year’s or Passover, or be handing out leftover gelt after Chanukah (chocolate money wrapped in gold foil), or reply to “Merry Christmas!” with “Happy Chanukah!”, or be wearing socks with menorahs on them (True story.) Or if people are sharing favorite memories of dead loved ones, because one of mine involving my dad is a Chanukah story.

-It being Friday night and so and so is at temple is a valid thing to do in a story… and to be perfectly honest, “Where’s Rachel? Oh, right, she’s off doing Yom Kippur things” doesn’t feel “tacked on” if that is the reality of your life. It only sticks out if you’re not used to having to say sentences like that.

-There’s always turning down bacon on-camera, but not all of us keep kosher.

~Mod Shira

From Shira’s notes, I can say that there are Muslim girls who might wear a necklace depicting the Kaaba, or the name of God. I know a few, though it is largely discouraged because you cannot take the name of God or any portion of the Qu’ran into unclean areas such as restrooms.

In addition, noting that she won’t eat bacon or turns down alcohol. Common terms in Muslim families, depending on culture, for parents can be, “Ma, Ammu, Amma, Ummi,” (for mother) and “Baba, Abu, Abu-ji” (for father).

Friday is prayer days, and I know several friends in high school who used to arrange their schedules with the principal if possible to attend prayers at the masjid (so, for instance, this could be a valid scenario: “Where’s Hafsah?” “It’s Friday. She’s with her family at prayers.”) or if in university, there are some where the Muslim Student Association (MSA) have their own congregation, so a girl could be leaving class and saying, “I’ve got to catch the prayer but I’ll talk to you later.”

The hijaab is an obvious marker, but if a girl doesn’t wear hijaab, there are those (think Ms. Marvel!) who wear a scarf around their neck or exchange the Islamic greeting with fellow Muslim friends, or would still reference all of the above. Arabic-based names can also be a tip-off.

Like Shira said, mentioning holidays doesn’t have to be awkward. I mean, it can go like this (which, I’ve actually had conversations with friends along these lines): “Are you eating?…No, wait, I’m sorry, I completely forgot. Does it break your fast if someone offers you food?” “No, you dork. Don’t worry about it. I think you get more worried about me in Ramadan than even I am.”

- Kaye

Sincere Advice to sisters- Given by The Trusted Advisor, Umm ‘Abdillaah ‘Aaishah Al Waadi’iyyah ‫حفظها الله‬ (daughter of Sheikh Muqbil bin Haadee ‫رحمه الله‬) And The Author Of The book Naseeha Iin-Nisaa (My Advice to the Women:

Translated below is some points of advice she gave to the sisters after the opening du’aa (via tele-link):

“O sisters, Upon us is to have mercy upon ourselves. Save yourselves from the Fire. There is no way out for anyone from the Fitnah that we are in now, except by sticking to what the Prophet (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬) came with.”

Hadeeth of Abu Najeeh Al ‘Irbaad bin Sariyyah’ (‫رضي اللّه عنـه‬):

The Prophet (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬) admonished us with an intense sermon which caused our hearts to tremble, and the eyes to shed tears. So, we said: ‘Yaa Rasoolallaah (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬) this is as if it were your last sermon.’  

{Aboo Daawood and others declared it Saheeh}

“There is no way out for anyone except by sticking to the Sunnah which the Prophet (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬) came with. This holding requires submission, a complete submission. As believers, it is a must on us. We have to say regarding any command from Allaah ‫سُبحانه وتعالى‬ and HIS Messenger (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬), “Sami’naa wa ata’naa,” (We hear and we obey), and not like the Yahood (Jews) who said, “We hear and we disobey.”

It is not befitting for the believing man nor the believing woman, when the Prophet (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬) comes with a decision, that they have a choice after him.

O sisters, the truth is very heavy. Falsehood is light (easy to accept). It is very heavy, except for those whom Allaah made it easy and guided them for that.”

Al Hadeeth:
Jannah is surrounded by undesirable things, and the Fire is surrounded by desires.  “O sisters, it is upon us that we get used to submitting to Allaah.”

Umm ‘Abdillaah (‫حفظها الله‬) mentioned a poem:

“Your nafs are always wanting if you make it a habit. If you control and limit yourself, that is what your nafs will get used to.”

“Do not say ‘why’ to the command of Allaah.” Umm ‘Abdillaah (‫حفظها الله‬), gave the example of Salaat by saying; “Pray and get used to it. We are commanded to Fast, so you must Fast, make Hajj and ‘Umrah. HE, ‫سُبحانه وتعالى‬, has made certain things compulsory towards the husband and we do not say why.”

“O sisters, it is up to us to preserve our tongues, especially because the Prophet (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬) told us the reason why women are the majority in the Hell Fire. Be more careful than men. Women curse a lot and have many complaints. It is not a good habit to complain to this sister, that sister, to this one, and that one. Guard your tongue.”


Gheebah: It is to say something behind the back of your brother, that which he would not like to have been said, even if it is true, and if it is not true, then you have slandered him.

“When the believing woman leaves her home, she wears Hijaab, and she leaves the home properly.”

Allaah ‫سُبحانه وتعالى ‬ said:

‎‫وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَى وَأَقِمْنَ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتِينَ الزَّكَاةَ وَأَطِعْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا‬

‘And Stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and perform As-Salaat and give Zakaat and obey Allaah and His Messenger. Allaah wishes only to remove Ar-rijs (evil deeds and sins, etc.) from you, O members of the family (of the Prophet), and to purify you with a thorough purification.’
(Al-Ahzab 33:33)

“Allaah has made it waajib upon us to preserve our ears, and to avoid listening to songs, Gheebah and Nameemah. Allaah created us for ‘Eebaadah. The Dunyaa is temporary and attractive. The Prophet (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬) warned against submitting to the Dunyaa.”

Hamm: Concern, all that you think about and focus on, etc.

“The one whose hamm is the Dunyaa, Allaah will scatter from him, it could be from his family, his money, etc. All that he will see is poverty. The person will not attain anything more than what is written for him. Whoever focuses on the Aakhirah, all your needs will be brought near, and made easy for you. The believing heart is rich, even if the believer is poor. The World will come to you, it is forced to you.”

Hadeeth Qudsi: The Prophet (‫صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم‬) said that Allaah‫سُبحانه وتعالى ‬ said,

“O children of Aadam (‫عليه السلام‬) if you rush into worship, I will fill your hearts with Rizq (provision). Do not neglect, (be alert). If you neglect, I will fill your hands with poverty and things that will make you busy.”

“Allaah condemned the people who are filled with the Dunyaa. Be careful, and aware of submitting to the Dunyaa. Sit with As Saalihaat (the pious women), it has a lot of affects. Go back to submitting to Allaah so that you will be from Ahlul Jannah. Stick to the Book (The Qur’aan). Seek ‘ilm of the Islaamic Law. Try to understand the Book of Allaah, it is the best way to come close to HIM. Be eager and anxious in seeking ‘ilm. Be careful, do not do a deed until you know whether or not it is Halaal or Haraam. Do not rush into it until you know.”

HalalEmojis 👳⭐️🌙

😌 - Lowering Of Gaze
🔥 - Jahannam
🐖 - Haram
💩 - Najasat
🛀 - Ghusal
💦 - Wudhu
🔁 - Tawaaf
🌍 - Dunya
👀 - Niqaabi
👻 - Jinn
🙏 - Shirk
😜 - Dajjal
💅 - Henna
😑 - Surma
📢 - Adthan
🚿 - Ghusal
🍺 - Haraam
🏇 - Sunnah
👌 - Tasbeeh
😁 - Miswaak
💂 - Camel hump
😭 - 27th Ramadan
💨 - Wudhu breaker
🏃 - Running for salah


🐏🐪🐫🐂🐐 - Qurbani

👸👸👳👸👸 - 4 Wives

@shamshom11 By: @langstonhues 
#modeststreetfashion #modestfashion
Casablanca, Morocco

It was a great pleasure to work with this sister. Her and her brother gave me a souvenir which was a traditional Moroccan dish known as tajine. It was the actual dish that houses the food. When she gave it to me and explained it’s function and lauded about the deliciousness of tajine, I proceeded to ask them why they had not taken me to a restaurant that had tajine, instead of where we all ate, and we both had a big laugh about that.


Her brother and her self came up to casablanca from the south of morocco on a commute that was over 7 hours to photograph. She said to me, “can you make sure you take a pic of my brother and me so my mother knows that he was with me the whole time!” We both got another laugh out of that!