how to dress hijab

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everyone in harry potter is a poc: hannah abbot (x)

A pink faced girl with a white headscarf stumbled out of the line, put on the hat, which fell right down over her eyes, and sat down. ‘HUFFLEPUFF!’ shouted the hat. The table on the right cheered and clapped as Hannah went to sit down at the Hufflepuff table; the ghost of the Fat Friar waving merrily at her.

anonymous asked:

So do you hate woman who find empowerment in their hijab? How about in wearing dresses or heels or the color pink? Do you hate long curly hair or beautiful updos? Should all woman stop dressing feminine entirely would it be better if we all became men? Because that's where you're going with this. Why don't we change the game to allow men to be comfortable wearing makeup and dresses as well because it's not shameful to be a woman!

The fact that you would even compare makeup, a heavily capitalist enterprise, to the hijab, a bond between God and women that is vilified in the West and under enormous scrutiny, is laughable. Are Instagram makeup models really under the impression that wearing makeup makes them oppressed ? Because if yes, then I understand the many ridiculous comments I got.

So my whole family is super feminist, and I have this one cousin who’s like 22 - i think? - and he’s really quiet but when he does talk it’s something really interesting or profound.

So one day we were talking about hijab, and white feminist shit and how men in Islam like to dictate the women and how annoying that is and my cousin just goes

“I really hate the lollipop and orange analogies for hijab because you’re comparing women to an object. Furthermore, you’re saying that a woman’s worth is based off how she dresses - which is contradictory to the point of hijab. Also, you’re saying women are there for the enjoyment of men. ”

And we all just went oh shit

Things I don’t want to see in yuribek/otayuri fanfics

— descriptions of Almaty as a quiet city where nothing happens. It’s a former capital of a fucking country. It is a big city full of life. It’s not that hard to google how it looks!

— Kazakh women dressed in all black and hijabs. Yes lots of people there identify as Muslim. But that doesn’t mean all of them look like your “traditional Islamic country citizen” stereotype. You want to mention traditional culture? At least google what Kazakh national clothes look like. Please. It’s not that hard.

— OCs with stereotypical “Muslim” names. For fuck’s sake. Yes, your Kazakh OC might actually be called Faiza or Fatima or Yusef or whatever. Names like these are also used there. But did you consider googling actual popular Kazakh names instead of remembering one name you think sounds Central-Asian enough and rolling with it? (I know that sounds a bit stupid, concidered Otabek isn’t a genuine Kazakh name, but at least it’s not a stereotype. They tried! And did better  job than most of OC writers.)

— assuming Kazakhstan and Russia are completely foreign to each other. Yes, there are things about Kazakh culture Russians don’t know and things about Russians Kazakhs don’t know. But we are neighbours! Believe me, we know more about each other than you American teens know about our countries combined. That one fic where Otabek didn’t know that a building he was looking at was a Russian curch? Ugh. Do you actually think Kazakh people are so stupid that they don’t know a thing that even you know? Have some respect.

— treating Kazakhstan and Russia like an inferior barbarian countries. Blah blah young figure skaters came to Europe for the first time and were blown away with all The Culture and The Progress and realized what The Real World looks like. Really? REally???? Thank god I’ve seen this just once. but even one fic was too much. So if you are thinkin about making Yuri act surprised about something in your shiny progressive country, please try doing some research first and don’t “surprise” him by something we actually have here.

There are more things but these were the most annoying for me.

My “Hijab” Story. 

 Someone told me today that they love how modest I dress even though I don’t wear the “hijab." 

Probably the most favourite compliment I heard ever. 

 Several times I wanted to choose the tank over the long sleeve. Several times I wanted to choose the short skirt over the long, several times I was so close to choosing what was more convenient (in the moment) over why I actually chose to cover. 

 I’ve always wanted to wear the "hijab.” Since I was 14 years old. I am 22 now and it’s been a struggle. But I made a promise to myself to change my wardrobe first and walk in that direction rather than running towards it. So, when I was 16 I changed my outfits. I started to to cover my arms and legs and bought only covered formal dresses. 

To be honest, my family was hella upset. Lol you would think dressing modestly would be a good thing, but my fam was thinking I was “showing off” or being “too extreme.” They would throw comments at me like “so what? Am I going to hell cuz my skirt is short?????” Such absurd comments that made NO sense. I never once ever commented on their clothing. Frankly, to each their own. I don’t care. How I choose to dress my body is between myself and my creator. 

Over the years my own family was getting fed up since, for instance,  it would take me longer to find an evening gown then it would them,

 "You don’t even pray 5 times a day? What’s the point of covering yourself? You’re not a real Muslim.” This comment hurt the most, I would say. Yes, I was struggling to keep up with my prayers. It was a hard struggle. But this whole process of being a better Muslim is HARD. That’s why it’s called “Jihad al-nafs” (inner/ spiritual struggle). But folks in my fam thought otherwise. 

 Fast forward to several years later when everyone got use to the idea of what I was doing and I attempted to wear the final step of the “hijab,” the headscarf. I received negative and hurtful reactions, 

 "You’re only doing this because all your friends are" 

 "You’re not good enough for it. Pray more" 

 "Stop showing off" 

 By the third time I tried it, I was fed up with the comments and reactions by my own family. So, I stopped trying to cover my hair. At least for now. One day, I’ll try again. Until then, I will continue to use my “Hijab” as is my modesty through how I speak and how I choose to dress my body. Hearing someone compliment that, makes everything worthwhile. Thats why Hijab is in quotations in the title. Because it’s more than just covering your hair, I think. It’s who you are and how you present yourself. 

 This is my hijab :)

anonymous asked:

You would rather die wearing hijab right?so start honouring it by wear it correctly instead of paying lip service

My business in how I dress in hijab is quite public isn’t it? I post a lot of photos, I talk about hijab, I advocate for it, I do fashion shows, I study fashion, I study Islam, and I wear hijab. Isn’t it great how many lives I have touched? I have gotten over 274 messages this week since the Chapel Hill tragedy. Almost all of them telling me to be safe and that although they are nonmuslim from my actions they know that muslims aren’t terrorist and they aren’t crazy people. Funny how my ACTIONS have much more of an impact on non muslims then on my own brothers and sisters in this ummah. You know it pains me that people like you come and harass me telling me that I don’t fulfill my duty as a Hijabi, but let me tell you something. Hijab isn’t a measurement of your faith, or your relationship with God. It doesn’t make you a good or bad person. It makes you a flag pole for something you believe in. So as far as I am concerned the way I dress may not satisfy everyone but it satisfies me. And Insha'Allah my dawah and commitment to my religion in this horrifying country will be recognized by my Lord before I even think of getting your approval.