This is not another boring, superficial post about how to treat stress by some unreal methods that never work. Stress is very often caused by our inability to cope with the inflow of tasks. These tasks are defined by us, and what we think we are responsible for. So in the end it comes down to our responsibilities, or better yet said, what we perceive … Continue reading The cause of stress is the treatment of it!
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?
I recently attended a school play in Sweden where my husband’s niece was performing. She is 9. The play had a scene about dictatorship versus democracy. The theater platform was divided into two sections. On the left hand side dictatorship was shown with a bunch of students dressed in orange jail jumpsuits, and some students as prison guards who were throwing the prisoners around. At … Continue reading Modesty means nothing to the Millennials
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!
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?
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?