Sunday, April 25, 2010

Can we stop it with the BS already?

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


In response to some clerics comments that earthquakes happen because of the female body some women (although I suspect a guy somewhere in there) started boobquake.  Yes, they will bare it all to scientifically prove that women do not cause earthquakes. Really Einstein?  You are not liberating the female gender by going topless. NO, you are NOT.  Check this comment out from a woman claiming that if we DON'T bare it all WE are pathologizing sexuality. 

I don't buy the bs and secondly I don't think these women understand sexuality much.  There is just way too much compelling evidence on why earthquakes happen as well as mention of it in the Qur'an.  But oh GOD does that sound boring, so why go through with it when we can have more fun naked? 

Ignorance trying to debunk ignorance grab a bucket of popcorn people!  This should be fun!

ps. I suspect most are just nudist by choice or are exhibitionist by opportunity.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Why? It's totally disrespectful

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

I don't even know the name of the Arab (I think) actress who recently became a hijabi I also don't care to find out her name nor google her for images.  All the hijab fashion blogs were ablazed when she decided to cover up more and that is how I found out about it.  Anyway, I got a friends request from some hijab store who had her (the actress) as their profile pic.  Unless she is wearing the brand of hijab you sell or you have paid her to be your stores' spokesperson it is dishonest to use her pic (false advertising). Although that is a side issue.  My biggest issue is that this particular store's profile pic is of the actress turned hijabi on the left and a picture of her NOT wearing the hijab on the right.(on the same pic)  What the heck?  WHY?  To prove she didn't wear it before and now she does?  and therefore you should too?

She is a hijabi NOW so use one of her in a hijab.  You are kinda defeating her hijab a little.  Yeah, she allowed those pictures to be taken of her before (although not the same can be said about the ones taken by the paparazzos) but she now wants to make a change and you guys aren't letting her.   geez.  Some of the hijab fashion blogs were also showing pics of her not wearing  a hijab and wearing one in the same post! This bothered me because as a convert am sure there are pics of me somewhere without hijab and now that I am a hijabi I would appreciate VERY much if they weren't used. Aren't they defeating the purpose of the hijab that we preach about night and day?

Show respect people and start using the picture of her wearing a hijab SPECIALLY if you are writing about hijab.  Because despite what you may be writing or hadith quote you are using, you say more about your stance (or confusion) of hijab with just that one photo.  Is there more to hijab than the physical scarf around our heads?  

rant to be continued....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pink Anonymous

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

I had a new initiative with a couple of sisters I know.  After seeing how successful HalfDate had become (another awesome sadaqah promotion site) we decided to do the same but focus on women's issues.  Not too long ago my friends and I removed a sister from a dangerous and abusive situation and as we were looking for help we realized that there was virtually none.  There are even fewer resources for non-profits and other organizations that help Muslim women and we want to help them flourish.  So every month we will focus a deserving non-profit and their project and help them achieve their goal whether it be monetary, du'as or with items like canned goods or coats for the winter.

Website: http://pinkanonymous.com/
About: http://pinkanonymous.com/about/
Contact: http://pinkanonymous.com/contact/

2:274 (Y. Ali) Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

ps. Reminder of why it is important




The women are here for many reasons. It’s a sanctuary and an escape. It’s also a place where they can live and pray without having their faith questioned.
My biggest problem was that if you send a Muslim woman to be counseled in a shelter that’s run by Christians, then what the people say is the reason why you’re being beat is because of that religion. We do not want Islam to be the focal point of domestic violence,” Hanif said.
Indeed, domestic violence knows no religion, but not all shelters are sensitive to Muslims, Hanif said.
Taken from the NPR article read more

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hijab Life BLUES

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

I am loving this hijab style but you will probably need an amira hijab underneath so your neck doesn't show. 

Friday, April 02, 2010

Today is Blue Hijab Day!!

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

Blue Hijab Day for Autism Awareness





These sets are borrowed from my HijabSwappers blog. Since I still don't have a camera I will be telling you that I am wearing a navy blue (super long) khimar. yay! Anyone participating?