How many times have you been asked about that “thing” on your head? Hijab? I can tell you that living in a Western country, I have heard all sorts of questions: Aren’t you warm? Doesn’t it bother you? How do you do sports? I find it ironic! Nobody asks these sorts of questions to a person who has hair extension. Why is that? I, myself, … Continue reading Don’t you feel uncomfortable wearing that thing on your head?
The first time I heard about the MeToo movement, it was in regards to the Harvey Weinstein case. I thought to myself, “finally, women are speaking up!”. Then I started following up, and reading some of the stories out there. It had become almost inevitable to ignore the movement as it was becoming bigger, and bigger every day. When my favourite show’s main character, Kevin … Continue reading How far is the MeToo movement going to go? When are women going to take some real action?
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?
Modesty is not only what we wear, but how we act, how we behave, and how we use our body language to communicate with others. Modesty is a way of living, and most importantly, modesty is gracefullness. We have all experienced those moments when the women sitting on the next table are laughing so loud that our eyes unwillingly turn towards them, and inside we … Continue reading Modesty is a way of life
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?
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?