Hijab (he-jab; he-gab is also acceptable).
I see it as my crown, my superhero cap, my microphone. A few years ago, I ranted about my personal thoughts regarding hijab, stating:
“I made this decision on my own at a young age when I learned the basic Islamic guidelines of hijab. So of course, there was a few times where I’ve checked the rear view mirror, reevaluated my decision and came to the realization that hijab was a part of who I am. So much so, that taking it off would not allow me to be myself. Hijab was not a fashion statement of mine -although I am quite fashionable thank you very much- but it’s a part of who I am as a Muslimah, a part of who I am as a person.”
Two Thirds of My Life, Worn Proudly – 31 August 2013
That sentiment still rings true for me today, on World Hijab Day. As I love my hijab so very much, allow me to bless you with a few of my rocking hijab looks, from as recent as my birthday just a few weeks ago and going back a few years, way back.
And please, if you have questions about hijab, don’t hesitate to ask me. If you need a hijab, I got you, sista! (and so will my boutique very soon, Insha’Allah.)
My friend posted on my Facebook this weekend the article titled “Single and Proud” by Rasha Dwedar on the marital status Muslim ladies are choosing, specifically in Egypt. My friend asked for my thoughts and here’s what I had to say…
Skimmed through the article which is exactly what I saw in Egypt… girls dying to get married only to feel stuck. Some get out, some stay put because they don’t know what else to do. I saw a girl put up with a really stupid, idiotic fiance because people envied how cute he/they were. Now she’s married, with a kid, and dare not continue dreaming of going for her masters or her high school diploma hubby will dump her. Those same girls then always ask me why I don’t want to get married and my simple response, “what for?” I know what I want in my life, I’m extremely independent and don’t need someone to “order me around or take care of me”. Until someone out there can share my vision in life, has great ambitions to go further in life and not give two shits what other people might think, then I’ll consider getting married. Until then, single and proud!
Do read the article, “Single and Proud” by Rasha Dwedar, and share your thoughts below.
As of a couple hours ago, after 18 days of mostly peaceful protests and determination, Mubarak finally stepped down. He did not have the common courtesy to face the people and had his “torture-in-cheif” VP Omar Sulieman give the 30 second resignation speech. Egyptians around the world wept tears of joy, tears of accomplishment, tears of freedom. This is the first step towards a true glorious democratic nation.
I tweeted and facebooked this earlier and I’ll reiterate it again here: “I’ve always been proud to be Egyptian but since #Jan25, I’ve been blessed & honored to be Egyptian!!”
Congratulations Egypt & many blessed returns as you finally become the nation you were suppose to be more then 30 years ago!