Angelina Jolie & Hijab

Assalam’alaikum (Peace Be Upon You),

Many celebrities don’t share their political or religious views, but we all know that Angelina is completely bold and willing to stand for what she believes 

Here is her view on Hijab

    

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Zara company Apologizes

Please see the link we were provided by one of our readers/followers. Jazaka’Allah’Khair and thank you for providing us with this information, we deeply appreciate that. 

Please read the whole story, per these reports Zara claims it wasn’t the organizations policies but these two individuals who acted upon themselves. 

Hijabi Muslims are welcome to shop at Zara! 

Zara fires French employees for barring woman wearing headscarf, Europe News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/zara-fires-french-employees-for-barring-woman-wearing-headscarf

Update on Zara company

There was an incidence in their corporate town, in France, some Hijabi gal(s) were stopped from entering and shopping at Zara. The manager and security claim it is Zara’s policy not to let any Hijabi gal(s) enter the store. 

After a while they updated their site. The incidence hit facebook and on social media zara apologized  

   
They again updated their website after the public on social media got enraged. 

This goes on to show that united we can make a difference! 

JcPenny Hijab Styles

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

Dear Sisters in Islam, 

Guess what? I just saw an ad of JcPennny on Twitter of Hijab styles!!  How cool is that Masha’Allah ( ماشاء الله). 

Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله) 

  
For readers outside of USA, JcPenny is an American clothing department store. It is known as one of the Giants/corporation. 

Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله) it seems they are willing to make some changes of Muslimahs. 

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.

I Don’t Like Hijab – Am I Submitting to Allah (SWT)

Assalam alaikum,

I came across this video by Nouman Khan, an Islamic Scholar. He was discussing this question, “I don’t like hijab” quite in a very different perspective. I found it very interesting, since many clips and scholars discuss importance of Hijab or point fingers what hijabi sisters are doing wrong, and I find that accusations very disturbing.

We all are respectively trying our best in our lives to be good Muslimahs. It’s a daily challenge, but when people judge or point fingers, its very demotivating.

This short clip, makes hijabi and non hijabi think about hijab and Islam in a very different perspective

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! 

Part 2 — Dressing Hijab for Men

In my earlier posts, I had started the concept of Hijab is pretty huge, so in order for me to try to cover as much as possible, I would need to break into parts. In Part 1 — Dressing Hijab for Women, and in this Part 2 — Dressing Hijab, I would like to focus on men.

Many people and media, keep pointing hijab for women is oppressing (though there is no actual facts, besides minority women’s views), there is no mention at all on men and their hijab!

Hijab is NOT only for women, rather it is EQUALLY for both men and women.

Hijab for men:

  • Jubbas
Jubbas for men
Ankle-length garment, usually with long sleeves, and similar to a robe.
  • Galabiyyas
Galabiyas for men
Classic Islamic men’s wear
  • Modest Tops
descent tops men
For men, in Islam, must cover from the navel to the knee, private parts, and upper front/back body.
  • Kufis
Caps for men
In Islam, men too are highly advised to wear Kufis

Forbidden for men to wear:

  • Silk (100%)
  • Gold (fake or real)
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Anklets
  • Transparent clothes (tops/bottoms)
  • Any article of clothes/accessories that imitate women

First Hijabi Muslimah a Firefighter in USA

Ahlam Ahmed determined to become New York’s first female Muslim firefighter – The Express Tribune

http://tribune.com.pk/story/866889/ahlam-ahmed-determined-to-become-new-yorks-first-muslim-firefighter/

Subhana’Allah ( سبحان الله) please share this story with family and friends. Masha’Allah ( ماشاء الله) it’s very motivating for girls, especially hijabis and Muslimahs who feel they are limited when it comes to career choices and dreams. 

Islam has given, us, Muslimahs, equal opportunity to achieve our goals and dreams. Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله). Let’s not forget that!!!

May Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) help us all achieve our dreams and make a difference in this world and in our society for better and safe. Aameen