Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan kareem to all sisters and hijabi fashionistas out there! May this month bring you peace and knowledge. Enjoy the holy month of Ramadan!

I will continue posting all month, but at the same time I encourage all of you to focus even harder on the religious aspect of of hijab (that doesn’t mean that we can’t be fashionable, we just gotta focus on the whole hijab, actions and behavior too)…

Basbousa (Imaan)

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Colorful coats and silk scarves

With fall and winter around the corner, it’s time to shop for coats.  One of my dear readers told me about this site, where I found these fabulous, inexpensive coats;

The models here are not wearing the coats very modest, but these warm, colorful coats that can be worn over wide legged jeans or skirts. Get the classic, but trendy look with a matching turkish silk scarf.

All these gorgeous scarves are from Hijab Planet (just so you know, they are having a Ramadan sale with 15% off everything).

Minus the visible hair, this is (almost) how you can try to work it. Liking it or leaving it????

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Hijab wearing actress Hanan Tork

Here is a recent interview with Egyptian actress Hanan Tork, where she talks about everything from charity work to her decision on wearing hijab;

The Muslim News caught up with the 33 year-old at an Islamic Relief (IR) fundraiser for Palestinian children in London on August 6; there the former ballerina spoke candidly about why she decided to become a global ambassador for the charity, her decision to wear the hijab (headscarf) and the after effects of that choice.
Speaking passionately about her year long work with IR, the Greek born star said, “The reason I chose Islamic Relief is quite simple: they are apolitical; by that I mean they do not have an ulterior agenda. Something you can’t say about all charities. For them creed, race, ethnicity and nationality are not an issue.”
For Tork who “hopes to be a role model for practising Muslims”, celebrity charity work must go beyond the cliché photo-ops and stand for more than just a PR exercise. “More artists from the Middle East are associating themselves with charities because the arts world is not disconnected from society; therefore, it must reflect the society it exists in. The Muslim world is going through many hardships and so it’s important to select ambassadors that represent those societies. If the art world fails to represent those concerns then it fails as a medium of communication,” she says, adding, “Islamic Relief opened so many doors for me, exposed me to realities. Through them I went to Darfur and visited refugee camps, I went to their offices in Khartoum. Without Islamic Relief I would not have been able to highlight the hardships in Gaza, the closing of the borders, check-points and the lack of facilities and necessities in that part of the world which is always in the news but rarely accurately. They made it easier for me to go to regions that I would undoubtedly have been unable to visit by myself.” Read the full story here.

Not only is she doing good, she has got style too!

What do you think about Hanan Tork???

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Hijabi street style

Found some hijabi street style pictures that I wanted to share with y’all 🙂

I think these two are taken in Egypt, judging on the hijab style. I love the patterned hijabs in the last picture.

This one I found here. It’s taken in Amsterdam. I like the peasant skirt (but shows too much leg for my taste)..

What do you think about these styles?

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Hijab is OUR choice!

I never understood the countries that require women to wear the hijab. Hijab, as the religion, is between yourself and God. It is a choice that can help you closer to the religion, but without the will to wear it, it’s worthless, it’s a piece of textile on your head and body. Forced or expected to wear hijab, those women often sport “hijab with bang” or other questionable hijab styles.. As wearing the hijab should be our choice, not wearing it should also be a choice.

This is an article about whether hijab should be a choice or mandatory in Kuwait;

It is not only the economic reforms promised during the electoral campaign or the alleged illegalities carried out in the construction of the fourth oil hub which are dividing the Parliament of Kuwait: it is also the issue whether the women Ministers are obliged or not to wear the traditional long dress with the veil in the Parliament hall.

The MPs of the Islamic block, which represent the majority in the National Assembly, want to force Nuraya Al Sabih, Education Minister, and Moudhi Al Homoud, House Minister, to wear the hijab, “in respect of the Islamic dictates”. Clarifying that the request “is not a matter of extremism”, MP Mohammad al Kandari insisted today from the pages of daily Kuwait Times that “according to Islam and according to Kuwait’s traditions, women must wear the hijab”.

The other section of the Parliament answered that “in a democracy such as Kuwait, the hijab cannot be imposed”. “It is a matter between women and God”, MP Saleh Al Mullah pointed out. The criticism of the Islamic majority targeted Minister Al-Sabieh since the first day when she entered the hall, wearing a two-piece suit and no veil, in April 2007. Read more on the decision here.

What do you think?

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