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Top 10 reasons I love hijab

About Me


I am a Muslimah. I have a mind. I have a soul. I have a history and Insha Allah a future. I love to read and talk about women in Islam. Life if one big journey of learning and it doesn't end until the day our bodies cease to function... and maybe not even then... I live in the United States and enjoy it for the most part Alhamdulillah. I try not to judge anybody and I embrace every day that I am blessed with open arms and a happy heart Insha Allah.


Thursday, January 24, 2008


Today I feel like posting my top 10 reasons on why I love wearing Hijab:

1. It shows obedience to Allah (SWT)
2. I don't have to get up in the morning and proceed to flat iron, curl or style my hair
3. Hijab looks beautiful on anyone! No matter what the colour or style
4. I feel protected when I have hijab on
5. I am valued more for mind (Insha Allah) than the materialistic things I am wearing
6. Hijab is a great way to talk to other non-muslim women about Islam (good topic starter)
7. Im always warm... No cold ears over here!!
8. Saves on the cost of hair products
9. Men know (even non muslim men) that it is not appropriate to approach me (usually)
10. I am preserved for my husband and his eyes alone


Modesty anyone?

In reference to my first post where I very very briefly mentioned not having any clothes this can be a rather large problem amongst new Muslimahs. Aside from finding hijab... what is considered modest? What does the Quran say about it? What can we show and what can't we show?

Modesty in Islam is a beautiful thing. Modesty cannot be said by one article of clothing but what we aim for is to have our arm and our leg shapes not visible through our clothing. We don't want to display the shape of our bodies. Now if you just read that and thought that sounds harsh it really isn't! Allah knows what you look like and that you are beautiful! After all he is the one who created you and Allah doesn't make mistakes. Part of modesty is remembering that we want to be valued for our MINDS not by a jean size or how low our shirts are cut!

Modesty in Islam is explained in the Quran

And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their head covers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed. 024.031

As for what we are allowed to show... Hands and face! If you are a non muslim reading this it may sound... extreme dare I say. but it isn't!!!! It follows with everything above! We as women are so valued in our faith that we are protected in every way possible for our safety and for the safety of our men. Often this comment brings up a debate about people being responsible for what they gawk at and I would like to point out that that is exactly the reason! We are responsible for ourselves and so we cover! and it also lets the men know that we are women of faith so don't mess with us! Men don't stare at us or cat call us because there is nothing to stare at or to cat call! If you value an abject, lets say a porcelain doll that was given to you by your mother would you leave it on the floor or would you put it high up on a shelf where nobody could break it? We are that porcelain doll ladies. We are that valuable in the eyes of Allah! It is a blessing! and a gift!!!! From our Creator!!!! It doesn't get any better than that!!!

So what CAN we wear? If this is your first visit to the mosque you will see people dressed up every which way but it is always best to assume to be over covered than under! Jilbabs and abayahs are common but if you haven't found those types of clothing yet there are other options. You can purchase long non form fitting skirts from wal mart, Sams, and most department stores you just have to look. There is a brand called bisou bisou and they have long denim skirts and some of their styles are not form fitting. As for shirts... Long sleeve that comes to hip length, when in doubt go up a size!!! Also long sleeve loose fitting dresses work well. If you are shopping in the Juniors department and cant find anything try shopping in misses or ladies. Insha Allah they normally have more modest clothing. Insha'Allah that helps!!!!

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