New York Fashion Week, or New York Modest Week?

They say there is a calm before the storm. I also think that after every storm comes the calm. Over the past years, during the Kardashian Era, we have seen less and less clothing worn by women. Up to the point where instagram users were asking that the nipple must not be censored. Why? All in the name of freedom! in the name of feminism! … Continue reading New York Fashion Week, or New York Modest Week?

ASOS Crop Top for Men is causing some stir!

Just two days after I posted my title ”Feminism, Capitalism, & Islam – What is equality? Being a man?”,  I saw this news popping up in my Google news feed: https://www.standard.co.uk/fashion/asos-crop-top-men-meanswear-a3917721.html I am not sure whether the designer behind this top was trying to prove any point or not. So I did a little research of my own. I found that this little item has … Continue reading ASOS Crop Top for Men is causing some stir!

Feminism, Capitalism, & Islam – What is equality? Being a man?

My friends and I were sitting in a courtyard cafe in London, under the sun, with a light breeze. A friend abruptly mentions that him and his fiancé have broken up. Of course, we naturally asked “Why”? Before he got the chance to tell us the reason, his best friend interrupts and says, “Because she wasn’t feminine enough”. I immediately found the opportunity to formulate … Continue reading Feminism, Capitalism, & Islam – What is equality? Being a man?

Islamic rulings on makeup- Is there such a thing as modest makeup?

Rulings on makeup are not like the rulings on alcohol, on meat, or on the headscarf. There isn’t a clear yes/no ruling on the matter. Unfortunately this vagueness has punctured our united front as Muslim women around the world. When it comes to covering our hair, it is clear that no hair on our heads should be visible to the non-Mahrams. But when it comes … Continue reading Islamic rulings on makeup- Is there such a thing as modest makeup?

Modern Modesty – Where do we draw the line?

There was a time when modesty meant modesty, grace, virtue, chastity, فضيلة ,حياء ,عفة. Today, specially amongst the youth, it has become more of a fashion thing. A thing we do to feel sexy, to sell clothes, to look good, to cover our bad hair days. The purpose has been lost somewhere between “trying to fit in with the Western standards” and “pleasing our families” … Continue reading Modern Modesty – Where do we draw the line?

Does being modest mean being unattractive?

I asked my soon to be husband, “does being modest mean being unattractive?” and guess what his answer was. “YES! Of course that’s what it means.” Don’t worry ladies, my plan is to not just accept a “YES” for an answer, and instead try to do some digging of my own.So what does it mean? I perceive modesty as true gender equality. I know, I know, … Continue reading Does being modest mean being unattractive?