29 December 2009


I may not be posting for a bit because my laptop has crashed on me :( Technology is so annoying! On the plus side.. if I can't get it fixed I'll just have to get a brand new shiny one, yayy (I hope it does though as I haven't backed anything up. Fantastic.) I'm writing this from a different laptop in case you were wondering lol..

27 December 2009

Outfit Ideas

Hmm think I'm guna nick my brothers eshamagh, I'm loving this look. Well, the headscarf look anyway, although a slightly looser, long sleeved version of that coat would be lush :D

26 December 2009

B*stards Strike Again..

Latest attempted terror attack.. He gave himself 3rd degree burns, hah, serves him bloody right. I wish he had finished himself off and all. Like Islam needs to look any worse than it already does..

24 December 2009

Square Hijab Tutorial

In under 30 seconds..

OK, I thought it was funny lool :D He's a revert, Masha'Allah, from Finland! His other videos are actually really good (and slightly more serious). I think they would benefit reverts and born Muslims alike, unlike some other converts videos that are just a bit, well, fickle.

23 December 2009

Nabila's Pick Of The "Week"

I don't think I've done one of these posts in a month or so but I'm not going to switch to Nabila's pick of the month :S. Anywayy, here's her outfit:

I love the polka dot dress, but couldn't find a nice one when I was doing my version of her look. So instead, I picked a cute polka dot cardigan ^-^ Paired with a simple blue dress and wide leg jeans, I think it would work:

Polka Dots

More coming soon, Insha'Allah!

22 December 2009

Showercap Hijab.. Quite Like It Actually

What wonderful style she has?

(..Okayy, I find her style quite offensive but she's grinning so inanely that I feel bad being mean :S)

20 December 2009

Blue Dress

Quite an original name if I do say so myself:

Blue Dress

(Haram Police: OK, I know the dress is tight but the jacket deals with that.. don't kill me..)

19 December 2009

17 December 2009

Why Do Women Impluse Buy So Much More Than Men?

My wardrobe is bursting at the seams. I actually feel quite sorry for it. And if I hadn't just (stupidly) spent 9 bloody pounds on a hijab magazine from 2hijab (an impulse buy, which I now wholly regret), I would now be buying several of these amazing and sensible scarf holders from Ikea which hold 28 scarves, would bring my wardrobe back from the brink of death and are only 2.99..! Click on the pic to check them out if, unlike me, you actually want to buy something that's useful..
Although I'm sure by the time the magazine actually arrives I will have forgotten all about it's price tag, this latest regretful purchase of mine leaves me with the burning question: why do men not have this impulse buy problem? They are so strange, they actually research into an item for ages, weigh up the pros and cons, find the best deal and then make a calculated decision on weather or not to purchase said item which they almost always need. Now this is possibly the first and last time you'll ever hear me saying this and it's rather hard to admit, but when it comes to shopping, not fashion - actually buying stuff, men beat women hands down. I know it, you know it (deep down lol) and unfortunately, magazine companies know it..
So the take home message for me is, the next time I'm about to flippantly click the pay button, I'll man up and make a calculated, military decision to hit the 'X' button instead.

15 December 2009

An Almost Perfect Dress :D

While using the internet as a trusty means of avoiding the ever increasing chemistry revision I have waiting for me today, I came across the almost perfect dress in ASOS. If it wasn't for the 3/4 length sleeves I wouldn't be waiting for it to go into the sale as it is only 25 pounds!! Although I tend to stick to wide leg jeans, I think straight cuts (not skinnies..) would be fine with this dress as it's so long. I'm now debating weather to buy it now while they still have my size OR do some revision so I have an excuse to buy it OR wait until midnight on Xmas to see if it goes into the sale and then buy weather or not it is.. and to make the decision even more difficult, p&p/returns are free.. hmm what a predicament I find myself in..

09 December 2009

"Sorry.. I'm Busy"

I'm reaaally sorry to anybody who has emailed me recently with post requests and hasn't had a reply. I'm not being a stuck-up rude cow, I'm just really busy with university and stuff at the moment. I think I've already mentioned I have exams coming up after Xmas, so please excuse me of my rudeness lol. For what it's worth, I do read every email (apart from the ones that claim I have billions of pounds waiting for me in an African bank somewhere..) and try to answer them.


Zaenab :D

08 December 2009

19 Facts On The Number 19 In The Holy Quran

I love reading about mathematical and scientific miracles of the Quran. It strengths my Iman, especially if I'm having a selfish 'off' day lol and also reminds me that science and religion are in no way separate like many scientists claim (it's amazing how they try to use Allah (swt) creations to disprove His existence.. Anyway, I came across the significance of the number 19 (from this site) in the Quran and thought I'd share it, it's quite interesting:

1. The first verse (1:1), known as "Basmalah," consists of 19 letters.

2. The Quran consists of 114 suras, which is ..............19 x 6.

3. The total number of verses in the Quran is 6346, or ....19 x 334.[6234 numbered verses & 112 un-numbered verses (Basmalahs) 6234+112 = 6346] Note that 6+3+4+6 =.......19.

4. The Basmalah occurs 114 times, despite its conspicuous absence from Sura 9 (it occurs twice in Sura 27) & 114= 19x6.

5. From the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27, there are precisely ...............19 suras.

6. It follows that the total of the sura numbers from9 to 27 (9+10+11+12+...+26+27) is 342, or .............19 x 18.

7. his total (342) also equals the number of words between the two Basmalahs of Sura 27, and 342 = ........19 x 18.

8. The famous first revelation (96:1-5) consists of .......19 words.

9. This 19-worded first revelation consists of 76 letters .19 x 4.

10. Sura 96, first in the chronological sequence, consists of ..............19 verses.

11. This first chronological sura is placed atop the last ..19 suras.

12. Sura 96 consists of 304 Arabic letters, and 304 equals .19 x 16.

13. The last revelation (Sura 110) consists of ............19 words.

14. The first verse of the last revelation (110:1) consists of ...........................19 letters.

15. 14 different Arabic letters, form 14 different sets of"Quranic Initials" (such as A.L.M. of 2:1), and prefix 29 suras. These numbers add up to 14+14+29 = 57 = ......19 x 3.

16. The total of the 29 sura numbers where the Quranic Initials occur is 2+3+7+...+50+68 = 822, and 822+14(14 sets of initials) equals 836, or ................. 19 x 44.

17. Between the first initialed sura (Sura 2) and the last initialed sura (Sura 68) there are 38 un-initialed suras 19 x 2.

18. Between the first and last initialed sura there are ....19 sets of alternating "initialed" and "un-initialed" suras.

19. The Quran mentions 30 different numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80,99, 100, 200, 300, 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, 50,000, &100,000. The sum of these numbers is 162146, which equals 19x8534.

06 December 2009

Hmm.. Not Feeling It..

The one on the left looks like she's being weighed down by granite stuck to her abaya..

04 December 2009

Artizara - A Quick Reveiw

If you know anything about hijabs online then you will have probably have come across Artizara.com at some point during your searches on the net. I generally like the site, especially the formal wear that they have, as they can actually be classed as modest enough to wear in a mixed environment unlike some of the shockers being called hijab that I have seen on other Islamic sites lol. Here are some I like:

My favorite, I really want it! The ruffled sleeves are so cute :D

Traditional galabya, lovely:

Gold or Brown? Decisions, decisions..

OK, this isn't formal, but I have a thing for cardigans, especially big knitted ones like this:

The site is worth a look, so for prices and the rest of their collection, click here. Would just like to state that I have not shopped at this particular site before so cannot review their service myself, however, I have checked reviews from independent sites and all seems good! (P.S. 15% off all new customer orders!).