Posts Tagged ‘abaya’

A Step Further

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A Step Further

Some easily forget that hijab is not defined by a cloth around your head, but rather your entire attire and even your behavior.

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The Comfort Factor

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The Comfort Factor

My mind immediately went back to a day when my mother and I were out shopping a couple of months ago. I was holding a cotton jacket between my hands in the store, and I could picture the jacket off the hanger and part of a potential piece of a hijab outfit – the ones I used to struggle trying to construct. I recalled the endless shopping nightmares of trying to find something loose, not see-through, fashionable, comfortable, cheap, my size, and the list goes on. I sighed out loud at those memories and mentioned to my mom, “Alhamdulilah that Allah has had mercy upon me with abayas!”

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Are You Standing Tall?

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Are You Standing Tall?

I cried to the Rabb when everyone was asleep; in the balcony, staring at the sky, the moon, the stars, assuring myself that my Rabb was there and listening to my call, I asked Him to make me a steadfast Muslimah, one who was a hijabi not just from her appearance but also from her heart, her words and her deeds – a hijabi in her private sphere as well as in the company of people.

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Because of… THAT…

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Because of… THAT…

Heading straight for the hoodie, I picked it up looked at the material, and tried to find my size. For some reason, their sizes were a bit strange, but it was okay. I tried on a medium, and it was a nice fit, but a bit tight for wearing outside with hijab. So I asked the clerk who works at the store for a large. He looked me up and down, and having obviously assessed what size I should need, said, “Well maybe it’s because of -” and he threw a disgusted look at my outfit “- that abaya.”

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The Whole Plunge

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The Whole Plunge

Alhamdulillah, a few days ago, we had our webinar with Habibi Halaqas (don’t worry if you missed it – the recording is now posted alhamdulillah). As the questions started pouring in towards the end, I felt there was a similar theme among those asking. Some of our sisters are ready to take the first step, but not necessarily the whole plunge – and I wanted to address that issue.

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