Saturday, August 20, 2011

Four year olds DON'T need lingerie

As Salaamu Aalaykum,

A few years back I had a conversation with a group of women who were upset some Muslims put hijabs on little girls and felt that it was sexualizing her.  At the time I didn't have a daughter so I didn't see what the big mess was about.  NOW that I do have an 11 month old daughter I put a baby hijab on her when we were visiting a sister's iftar, she looked super cute in it and I LOVED IT! It framed her little chubby cheeks so well and her only 2 teeth at the time shined prominently.  I don't put it on her everyday and that was the 2nd time she had worn hijab.

Anyway, while discussing the following article they didn't see anything wrong with a company making lingerie inspired underwear for four year olds. I see THAT as sexualizing little girls!

I don't know what to say other than I REALLY hope no parent purchases these for their daughters as it encourages this behavior.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stripes and chucks

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

Lately I've been into stripes I wanted a tanktop but I wasn't satisfied with the way it came out but the shirt I ended up choosing looks too fancy.

Would you wear more than one striped piece at a time?

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Friday, July 15, 2011

How You Dress May Affect Those Closest To You

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


 A Public Service Announcement brought to you by the uncomfortable person sitting next to you.


The guy on the left's expression is H I L A R I O U S.  Poor guy.  You see proper hijab has its benefits, not just for you but for those around you.


But please do it all the way :)



picture taken from PoorlyDressed.com

Monday, June 13, 2011

Peeping tom uses webcam!

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


I made a post back in January 2011 about the webcam and how it can be used to spy on you and voila some high tech peeping tom was doing just that.  He no longer needs to wait patiently outside your bedroom window in rain, sleet or snow, he can do it from the privacy of his own home.
A California computer repair tech was arrested Wednesday for allegedly installing spyware on users Mac laptops giving him access to the computer's webcam...

...The users, mostly female according to Goodrich, would take the laptops into the bathroom while they were undressing and showering, allowing him to take photos of the victims. (LINK)
Protect your hijab even at home from invasive technology.   There are a lot of how-tos for hacking a webcam remotely so don't rely on the goodness of other people.

What to do?
1) buy gauze
2) tape or band aid
3) Always PHYSICALLY disconnect your computer from the internet and from a power source (annoying as heck but we have to do what we have to do)

May Allah swt protect us from all evils in this world and the next. ameen.


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ze Chucks

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك
 I have an unhealthy love for the Converse ALL STARS aka Chuck Taylor, always been a fan even if I only own two pairs, one that I purchased in 2001 (subhanaAllah 10 years ago!) and the other this past April 2011.  If I could afford to buy more I would but alas its not to be.  Alhamdulillah.
I am an even BIGGER fan of second hand stuff because I like reusing, repurposing and recycling A LOT and I like my things to have history.   My toddler has a bunch of converses all purchased second hand (pics below I purchased these about 2 yrs ago)



my favorite angle. LOVE the fading!





My recent second hand purchases for my 8 month old baby girl and for my toddler...some haven't arrived yet!


 ^^I just got the black and white chucks and they are *ALMOST* new^^

I usually pick colors that can be worn by both my daughter and son because buying shoes can get expensive and wasteful. The most I spent on a used pair in excellent condition was $15 and that included the shipping and they weren't even worn! The cheapest was $5 WITH shipping. That's the life of toddler shoes, they quickly outgrow them. 

I violated this rule with the pink ones but I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF! But I plan on becoming a foster parent so I figured I would end up using these again anyway so all is well. :)

Chucks how I love thee...



btw. the white and green are pretty scruffy but a good wash will fix that plus they were affordable.

**EDIT**
The new additions :)


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

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

I LOVE this look and again the chucks are part of the outfit. I can't  help myself!



Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Its that maxi time again!

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

You know it! Those maxi dresses are in full bloom and they all seem to be made of jersey fabric and they end up sticking to you, not very hijab friendly. Not to worry! I suggest getting a sheer maxi full length dress liner even though it may not match the top of your maxi dress it doesn't matter since your hijab and cardigan will be covering that area...right? right? But of course you already knew that. ;)  This style of slip will only work on a dress style. 
I would use the full length slips for the following maxis.


How about the jumper maxi? you can separate the two and get a top and a shorts slip that reaches the knees or one that reaches the ankles




The pieces are from BCBGMAXAZRIA Pre-Spring 2012.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mango Beauty

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

I found this dress and loved it! I mean GORGEOUS, it looks like it would be comfortable in the summer and easy to nurse in. I am also obsess with converse chucks so I HAD to add them (sorry) and yes, I wear them with abayas.  Its out of my price range, alhamdulillah.



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The cardigan is too short for a hijab friendly outfit so this look needs to be modified, I didn't change it because I liked it so much. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blogger or Tumblr

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

I am thinking of switching from blogger to tumblr....anyone have experience with Tumblr? can you share with me?

Monday, May 16, 2011

MPS Awareness

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

Yesterday I attended a local MPS Awareness event and ended up buying lots of toys, foam alphabets, kufis and a HUGE white skirt. All proceeds were donated to a local charity that helps families dealing with MPS.  It was the first time I had ever heard of MPS so It was very educational and heartbreaking  at the same time. I met a local family with two daughters diagnosed and they left me amazed. SubhanaAllah. It helped me put things in to perspective and I added  them to my list of du'as as well as organizations to keep my eyes on.

Have you ever heard of MPS before?



 


Sunday, February 06, 2011

AND Ze Winner is!

 In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك
Congratulations on the drawing! It was completed on Saturday, 5 February 2011 at 04:54:28 UTC The winner was drawn from a list of 15 entrants using true randomness, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. You will find the permanent record of the drawing here:
Since this drawing is entrant-accessible, anyone else (e.g., entrants) can query the drawing to see if a particular entrant identifier was included and whether it won or not.

The winner of your drawing is…
1st  Stina Peterson!

congratulations and we will put your hijab in the mail on Monday inshaAllah! for everyone else that enter mashaAllah you guys made it hard! I really thought there was only going to be like one or two outstanding entrees but you guys were forwading, facebooking and twittering away! ALHAMDULILLAH!

Friday, February 04, 2011

LAST CHANCE

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



Just a couple of hours left to enter our giveaway! Deadline 2/4/2011 9:00 PM EST

If you haven't already entered you can 

Friday, January 28, 2011

WIN a FREE HIJAB!

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

I am launching my hijab store on February 1st 2011 and I will be giving away this beautiful peacock hijab. All you have to do is join my mailing list of AWESOMENESS. I will go down the list and the member with the most stars is the WINNER. If there are multiple 5 star players I will be putting the emails in to RANDOM.org and a winner will be chosen randomly.

1) Why the stars?
My mailing list program ranks my subscribers. Its the most fair way I could think of, for rewarding loyal subscribers.

2)What do the stars mean?
2 Star - new member, neutral rating
3 Star - you open our newsletter, limited activity
4 Star - a little more activity
5 Star - lotsa activity and forwarding to others

3)When will the winner be chosen?
FEBRUARY 5th 2011

OPEN TO SUBSCRIBERS IN THE USA, CANADA AND THE UK.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Muslimas your webcam is spying on YOU!

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

You have that shiny new laptop with all the bells and whistles including a webcam and you are all like, "ama be a youtube star!"  Hold your horses. 
A Philadelphia-area school district finds itself under scrutiny after remotely activating a MacBook Web cam and capturing a young student engaging in "improper behavior at home." The student was confronted by a Harrington High School official and shown photographs of his actions. These photographs set off privacy alarms and have led to a class-action lawsuit alleging that the school district has been spying on its students in their homes. (read more here)
Now for most people that would probably be no problem but what if you are a hijabi or a niqabi? Its not like we sit in front of our computers at home fully covered.  What if you are sporting a tank top or much less?  What if it captures you and your husband and people start forwarding that?  (the Muslim sex tape),

Viruses, programs, ex-spouses, jealous boyfriends (even though you shouldn't be dating), bullies at school or other mean spirited people can activate your webcam and see you while you are using your computer.  Because I think I may need it some day I haven't deactivated the driver for the webcam (I mean seriously someone can activate it remotely anyway).  What I have done is put gauze and put a bandaid on it.  That way even if they do activate it, there is no image and if I choose to use the webcam then I can remove the gauze and use it with my hijab AND niqab on.  (the gauze goes OVER the camera lense and the bandaid OVER the gauze so no glue damages the camera)

It may not be the 'techiest' solution but it works! Also some laptops are equipped to record audio so I suggest that once you are done using the lap top turn it off, unplug it from the internet and if possible remove the battery so that it isn't accessed wirelessly.

Protect your hijab even at home from invasive technology.   There are a lot of how-tos for hacking a webcam remotely so don't rely on the goodness of other people.

What to do?
1) buy gauze
2) tape or band aid
3) Always PHYSICALLY disconnect your computer from the internet and from a power source (annoying as heck but we have to do what we have to do)

May Allah swt protect us from all evils in this world and the next. ameen.