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1. Simply and most importantly because has Allah (SWT) ordered us to wear the hijab and to cover up. If you believe in Allah (SWT), you pray and do good deeds and wish to obey Him (SWT) then sooner or later you will feel the urge to wear hijab. If you don’t feel like this at all, you should focus on other, more fundamental parts of Islam like reading the Quran, prayer and even things like questioning the sort of effect the people you socialise with have on you and the way you act.
[Al Nur: 30]
Note what is mentioned first in the Iya: the lowering of the gaze and acting modestly or the covering of the breasts?
2. Dressing modestly in a world where women (and men!) are sexualized a lot will get you more respect from people who may have otherwise just ‘checked you out’ treating you, consciously or subconsciously, as a commodity.
I could go on and on but remember, the most important reason is because we are told to do so by our Creator who knows us better than we know ourselves and so knows what is good for us and what isn’t (SWT). I’m not saying that the next time you go out you must be covered from head to toe, that’s ridiculous. Islam came to humans in small chunks at a time so they could take it in and adapt their lives easily and over a long period. This is what a Muslimah wanting to be a Hijabi should do, adapt her lifestyle and clothing to be suited to Islam and Hijab only then should she cover her hair. Hope this helps any budding hijabis! More coming soon Isha'Allah :D
14 August 2009
I have paired it with wardrobe basics to complete the look, I gave the waist belt a miss as I don't think that counts as a hijabis wardrobe essential:
I think a hippie hijab style like this would look best with the outfit, but of course you can experiment to find what works:
Hope you like the look ^-^
11 August 2009
So what do you think of the look, love it or shove it?
07 August 2009
Tip #1: You should leave the cardigan open to elongate and slim your figure as well as keeping your curves covered and make sure it is a longer style cardigan.
Tip #2: When dressing a petite frame either the bottoms and the top or the bottoms and the hijab should the same colour. This will make you appear taller.
Tip #3: Every shape and size should follow this rule: the smaller you are, the smaller the pattern on a garment should be. If you are tall or plus size, go for bigger prints. Petites should avoid fussy prints and keep the outfit vertical and simple.
This outfit is a more semi-formal night look:
Tip #4: The blazer jacket is a must have for the smaller figure, but make sure you go for one that doesn't cinch in your waist (not hijab..). The over sized blazer will solve this problem, if it doesn't leave the jacket open which looks better anyway.
Tip #5: Wedges do what they say on the tin, my only advise would be buy ones that don't clop clop when you walk.
Tip #6: Unfortunately, wide leg jeans aren't great for petites as they drown you but this doesn't mean wear jeggings lol. Go for boyfriend or loose straight leg cuts, I always buy straight legs one size bigger so the jeans don't cling anywhere on my legs. With these jeans, dresses should fall to at least knee length, which your dress does.
This last outfit idea I made is with an abaya. I'm not sure if you wear abayas anywhere but I know that some hijabis where them if they are going to girl friends houses and want to wear dresses, skinny jeans etc when they get there so where an abaya over these outfits and take it off when indoors. Some also where abayas to the mosque and certain other occasions:
Tip #7: Every hijabi should have either a lovely abaya or jilbab in their wardrobe especially petite girls. They are so flattering and modest and work wonders on your height; for best results wear a coloured hijab with a plain black abaya that falls over a pair of wedges, you'll be amazed :D
Tip #8: Small girl=small bag! Don't be a slave to fashion and be tempted to go over sized on bags or jewelry
Tip #9: Never tuck boots into jeans, stick to heels and flats. If you're going to wear boots, wear them with a skirt.
Tip #10: Never be afraid to experiment with outfits, when you buy something new think of what it will go with in your wardrobe - this will save you buying a whole new outfit and will put an end to early morning style panics lol. I was thinking that this particular dress could be worn tucked in (yes, tucked in) to long black, straight skirt and paired with a denim jacket or cardigan but I didn't make this outfit because I don't know if the material of the dress would be light enough to allow it so you could experiment with that yourself.
Hope this has helped Iman! If anyone has any hijab style problems, just email me :D
04 August 2009
I've put together some possible accessories to complete the look, I think it should look very prim and polished almost to the edge of being OTT which is why I chose YSL heels, a silk scarf and a clutch that would make pay day seem like years away..:
Check out his clothes at La Redoute here by searching for "Alexis Mabille" in the search box at the top.
01 August 2009
The obvious disadvantage with this style is that it does not provide neck coverage but you could get round this problem, in the winter, with a neck scarf. There is a wide selection of these available cheaply at 2hijab. Another disadvantage would be that it's quite difficult to fit all of your hair in without any peeping out, so in conclusion I would say using this as an under cap would be a wiser choice.