Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I LOVE IT!!

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

This outfit is almost hijabi PERFECT. It is from Missoni and I have NO idea from what season it is let alone what year. All I know is that I stumbled upon it as I was looking for layered scarf look and did a double take. I think it can easily be imitated but am not so sure if I could pull it off but I can dream right?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fashioning Islam In America

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I found this video thanks to Modest Justice (jazakAllah khayr sister!) and it is very inspirational since I am trying to have my one fashion powerhouse and am currently working on a niqab line. Enjoy!




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

SubhanAllah Sartorialist

The sartorialist just featured a sister on his site. MashaAllah. He was selected as TIME Magazine Top 100 Design Influencers. Check it out HERE! I follow his blog because I find his photographs stunning mashaAllah and today was definitely a treat. What do you think?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Launch of Niqab Life (inshaAllah)

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

As Salaamu Aalaykum!

As a niqabi myself I am currently working on a Niqab product line and would love to hear feedback from sisters who either wear the niqab or are thinking about it.

I have asked 3 questions you can answer them on this blog or CLICK HERE!

  1. What are your favorite niqab styles? if you have any website or image please share.
  2. What are you looking for in a niqab?
  3. What are your favorite niqab colors?

For those who believe that we are not allowed to beautify ourselves PLEASE provide hadiths. For those who believe that colors aren't allowed again provide proof. Don't make what is halal haram just based on your opinion. That being said thank you in advanced for your polite input. wa salaam





Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Cool Niqabs and Muses

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

So far as I am designing my niqabs I have searched for 'muses' and I found some super cool ones! So far the Bedouin women have the most colorful ones, most intricate and most unique ones. MashaAllah. So I am going to share the muses. (Not all of them are Bedouins but you will see which one are ;))
by mnadi
yeah I know it is a strange niqab but I liked the look.


Photographer Unknown

I couldn't find who to give credit. SORRY.





by notbad12345
maybe not so colorful.




I have more to share later but for now these are my muses. What do you think? Aren't these sister adventurous? Which one would you wear?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Bikini or Niqab?

Disclaimer: I am a happy niqabi who occasionally wears a mini skirt underneath my abaya, but don't tell anyone ;).

Bikini or Niqab? Burqa or miniskirt? dunking donuts or starbucks? That seems to the question women are commonly asked. As a woman I don't think they should be questions at all. Why make an option so polarizing? It doesn't need to be most of us already now what constitutes hijab and the rulings behind it. NO need to bash someone in the head nor limit their choice.
I think most people ARE trying to guide people to proper hijab but we forget that there is free will and we aren't meant to be a haraam police. I think writing about proper hijab is ok. What I don't think is ok is to bash sisters in person or online or to use their pictures to demonstrate 'good' hijab versus 'bad' hijab. I know we are supposed to enjoin the good and forbid the evil but we need to do it with understanding and kindness.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Bad Hijab Transformation

This outfit although cute is not very hijab friendly and should really only be worn inside the house. There are two ways I can think of hijabifying this outfit via abaya or a wrap skirt and still wear it outside.

Wrap skirts can help you hide nearly everything not too hijab friendly. :) If you are not sure what a wrap skirt is, it's basically a long rectangle with strings at the end that you wrap around your waist and use the strings to tie it in place. The following is a simple example.

Here is how I would hide the skinny jeans



This is the easy way out and I just added an abaya to hide it.

What do you think?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Hijab Life Work Outfit

This is for a working hijabi but the trousers will need to be a little bigger.

What do you think?