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Hijabi Clothes (or the Lack Thereof)

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Hijabi Clothes (or the Lack Thereof)

We sisters care about our wardrobes and appearances so even though we wear hijab, we want to look decent, within the boundaries of Islam. I wanted to make up a list of certain pieces which could work for new hijabis and help them to not delay their hijab. (Remember excuses? One of the reasons for not wearing hijab is the infamous ‘I need to go shopping because I don’t have hijabi friendly clothes.’)

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One Step at a Time

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One Step at a Time

Ramadan for most of us is beginning today. I was thinking about how Ramadan is a time of change for most people. They stop doing things like watching TV or movies or other little things because they want to make the most of this blessed month. It’s also a time when sisters try to better their worship, increase their recitation of Qur’an, and even take their hijab or niqab to the next level.

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Shopping for Jannah

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Shopping for Jannah

I was never really a big shopper, but it was something I did from time to time. Before my abaya days, I had to go to the mall at least once every two or three months. Clothes wear out, you need new styles, and there was always this sense that I just “had to” buy something new. After I began wearing abayas, I thought my shopping would go down. According to my mom, it hasn’t changed.

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I Lost My Sister

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I Lost My Sister

You know, I lost my sister a couple weeks ago. I never met her. I never knew her. But I lost her. Her name was Marwa Sherbini. Funny thing is, we never spoke. I didn’t know she existed until the incident. But she was my sister. My sister in Islam. As she was yours. Thoughts went flying through my head as I read article after article about her passing. It was 18 stabs? In a courtroom? Where was security? She was pregnant? In front of her 3-year old son? Her husband was shot trying to save her? And where was the media? Does she not matter? Ya Rabb have mercy on us…

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‘And Do Not Sell Yourselves…’

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‘And Do Not Sell Yourselves…’

I was going over this verse today and something just struck me. In Surat al-Baqarah, ayah 41, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says:

وَءَامِنُواْ بِمَآ أَنزَلۡتُ مُصَدِّقً۬ا لِّمَا مَعَكُمۡ وَلَا تَكُونُوٓاْ أَوَّلَ كَافِرِۭ بِهِۦ‌ۖ

وَلَا تَشۡتَرُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِى ثَمَنً۬ا قَلِيلاً۬ وَإِيَّـٰىَ فَٱتَّقُونِ

“And believe in My Revelations which are confirming your scriptures (O Children of Isra’eel); Do not be the first one to deny My Revelations, and do not sell them for a petty price; Fear Me and Me Alone.” [2:41]

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