Assalam alaikum

Assalam’Alaikum (Peace Be Upon You),

I apologize for disappearing like that, but Alhumdullillah I am doing well. Our Facebook page for Muslimah411 got hacked, so we have been having a tough time. Here is another Muslimah411 Facebook Page. Please do visit, like, and share!

In the meantime, I have been helping a group of friends work on their website called Halal Cosmetics. I will be posting all their products here as well, so to make it easier for you to purchase/gift Halal Cosmetics.

I know sisters, when we do Hijab, we also want to be pure and halal, which can be quite challenging and difficult in this time and age. Majority of cosmetics are haram (not permissible per Islam) due to animal ingredient(s), blood, alcohol, and/or animal testing.

So we have partnered with Halal Cosmetics for everyday halal cosmetics wear, Alhumdullillah!

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Hijab for Both Genders-

Assalam’alaikum,

Hijab for Both Genders, is the third installation to my Hijab parts. Please see Part 1 – Dressing Hijab for Women and Part 2 – Dressing Hijab for Men

In Part 1, we focused on women and in Part 2 the focus was on men, and respectively in the manner of dressing/clothing.

In today’s time, it is extremely emphasized Hijab in the manner of dressing, yet in our Qur’an, hijab is mentioned in the aspect of manners and dressing.

In this part, I would like to explore Hijab, in the perspective of manners, modesty/moderate, and lifestyle.

A believer or a Muslim behaves accordingly to the Qur’an and Muhammad (SAW)’s Hadiths. Also there is a reason for that. We know whatever Allah (swt) has commended us is for our own benefit (in this life and Hereafter) and the benefit of the society.

 Manners: 

  • Smile –  Smiling does not only bring calmness, but also is a sadaqa
  • Self Respect – If you respect yourself, your body, your mind, and your soul, you will automatically respect elders, youngers, and children.
  • Helping Hand – Our Prophet (saw) always helped in and outside the house. He (SAW) helped friends and strangers alike
  • Be Grateful – The whole domain belongs to Allah (swt) and He knows best for you and me, so whatever and whenever you are in life, be appreciative and thankful
  • Lower your voice – this goes for both genders. We have to watch our voice level, tone, and laugh.
  • Walk – Don’t walk hard or with pride. With hard walk, earth is in pain and with pride; the society and people around us are in pain.
  • Cleanliness/Hygiene- This is extremely important, physically and emotionally for oneself and the society
  • Gaze/Tongue – Both genders equally are fully responsible for his/her words and action, whether it is done by tongue, eyes, ears, feet, hands, and etc.

Modesty/Moderate: 

  • Self Respect – Dress accordingly
  • Health/Free Time –  We all love eating, watching movies, hanging out, listening to music (I am not going to lie, cause I do too love all that), but be moderate in that, since in today’s time it is challenging, yet we have to be careful of how we use our health and time. Keep track!
  • Religion/Worldly – We all have responsibilities. Remember that we are in this world for Allah (swt), so don’t become too busy in worldly affairs, take sometime for Him. Though that doesn’t mean that we become extreme in religious beliefs, we also have been told by Allah (swt) that we should enjoy our life as long as it is halal (permitted within the laws of Islam)
  • Waste – Don’t waste food, clothes, or yourself

Lifestyle:

  • Be Knowledgeable – Spread positive knowledge
  • Secrecy/Charity – When you do good deeds, keep that within you and Allah (swt) and trust Him. Don’t share or brag. Whatever you hear, keep it to yourself or if needed share with Allah (swt) only
  • Anger – Don’t become angry or frustrated easily. Remember you are in the specific situation, because Allah (swt) is testing you. Ask Him (swt) for help

Let us become a positive role model for our children and future of Islam. May Allah (swt) make each one of us success in this life and Hereafter. Aameen.

Metal Hijab

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

I want to share something funny and ignorant act that I faced because of my hijab. 

Few days ago I had gone to the Doctors office with a friend, to get her MRI done. She wanted me to come inside with her, as she was scared and didn’t know what is going to take place. 

So we went inside and the guy (Asian looking man maybe in his 30’s) asks me if I have any metals on my head! 

Excuse me? Metals in my head? I laughed at him. He looked at me and I realized he was pointing at my hijab. 

My friend, who is not doing hijab, responded that I don’t have any metal in my head. 

I was so surprised about his ignorant and lack of knowledge. But I realized, maybe I am the first hijabi he has seen in his life! 

Retail Experience as Employee and Customer

I am not kind of person, who goes to shopping frequently, but of course we all have to go shopping. Yesterday, I went to shopping with my mom, in a nearby mall. Usually wherever I go, I am only hijabi, but yesterday Alhumdullillah I was met by two wonderful hijabi sisters!

One of the cashiers was hijabi and she was so patient with everyone. Finally my turn came and it was refreshing that stores such as Kohls was accepting diversity, Alhumdullillah. This sister was very nice and Alhumdullillah no one felt negative towards her.

I too work in a retail store with my hijab and Alhumdullillah no one has said anything. When people who say or assume that hijabi women are “limited” or “create fear” really need to check themselves.

I will try to list, which stores/businesses are “hijabi” friendly if you are looking to work (anywhere is USA). So far I have come across two, since I wasn’t actively looking until yesterday. Now that Alhumdullillah that I have this platform (Muslimah411 Blog), I will try to keep a lookout and keep you posted. If you see anything please comment and/or email me so we can highlight that for our hijabi sisters (Muslims and non Muslims).

Understanding “True” Islam (Peace)

Assalam’alaikum,

I want to let you know that I just started FB page of Muslimah411. Please join me and also let your loved ones know about Muslimah411.

We all need to create awareness about the “true” Islam, which is why I started this blog and Alhumdullillah have received positive response. We need to let our family and friends know the difference between what media defines as Islam and the reality of Islam.

It is each Muslims and Muslimah’s duty for proper Dawah (educate, understand, and behave accordingly to Islam) and it is each individuals duty to understand and accept the differences, so we can all live peacefully and without fear.

Dawah

Muslimah411 Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muslimah411/1541581086064470?fref=nf

Organization Skills or Lack of???

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته). 

When I did my first post, I was super excited that now I finally have a place where I can share my experience and knowledge, but then got stuck, where do I start? How do I organize? I mean I finally have a platform, but how do I go about planning and sharing? 

I wonder if many individuals face similar dilemma? 

After a lot of thought, I finally realized, why don’t I start from the beginning and then if you (my reader) want me to write/discuss about a certain topic, you let me know! 

So what is the beginning? 

Stay tuned😜

Assalam’Alaikum 

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته) {peace be on you}. Jazaka’Allah Khair ( جزاك اللهُ خيراً) {thank you} for visiting my blog (Muslimah 411). 

As being a Muslim born girl (Muslimah), I have faced many challenges on daily basis, but Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله) {with the help of Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) {One and only God}}, I was able to face and come up stronger. 

I want to share my experiences with you, my fellow born Muslim (male) brother/or Muslimah (female) sister or revert Muslim brother/Muslimah sister. We are all part of one Ummah (community). 

I understand there are many challenges on daily basis. With my experience and knowledge, I would like to help you when needed. 

As an American Muslimah, I have Marketing Degree, Administration in Business and international Business, and Psychology. 

If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or just plainly would like to say hi, please feel free to do so. Also feel free to email me at Muslimah411info@gmail.com. 

Jazaka’Allah Khair ( جزاك اللهُ خيراً) once again for your time. I will In Sha’Allah ( إن شاء الله) {with the help of Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) } I will also share Qur’an verses, Hadiths (sayings by Muhammed (SAW) (صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ ) {Peace Be Upon Him}, Muslimah etiquettes (clothes, behavior, & etc), and much more. 

Please stay tuned!