Monday, May 30, 2011

My View on the Camel Hump Hijab

This is the "camel hump" hijab.

Notice how it elegantly elongates the head, creating a look of beauty & prestige. 

The look is achieved with those.

Yes, the over-sized yellow hair-bow on her head makes "hump".
By the way, none of these pics are mine. 
(The shaytaans in their fashion designer's voice) 
Yes, it adds to the hijab, a touch of expression, personality and it's ohh so chic. Because original hijab is so boring, out-of date and your Grandmother use to wear such flat hijabs. But YOU darling should wear THIS to SHINE. 

I'm against these poufs because they are no different from women stuffing their bras with socks or using fake tans or wearing fake hair or wearing "booty enhancing" pants. It's all lying about the body. So what if you don't have big breast or a tan or long hair or a butt; lying about it is not going to make you more desirable. You are going to look "made up" and waste alot of time & money on stuff that is superficial. The same applies to Muslim women, putting a big hair-bow inside your hijab is "made-up" and defeats the purpose of observing proper hijab. It really makes the hijab loose its dignity & respect because the intention has been changed. In the Sight of Allah SWT, wearing such a fashion is ugly because the hijab is not worn in His Sake, it's worn to get attention and be fashionable. 

The Prophet Muhammad pbuh said:

The Book Pertaining to Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties and Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat wa Sifat Na'imiha wa Ahliha)
Muslim :: Book 40 : Hadith 6840 
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Two are the types amongst the denizens of Hell, the one possessing whips like the tail of an ox and they flog people with their help. (The second one) the women who would be naked in spite of their being dressed, who are seduced (to wrong paths) and seduce others with their hair high like humps. These women would not get into Paradise and they would not perceive the odour of Paradise, although its fragrance can be perceived from such and such distance (from great distance).

Okay, now the Muslimahs who fashion their hijab in this matter can roll their eyes or whatever. 
However I have to ask this question: If this hair-bow is so pretty, then why not wear it OUTSIDE of your hijab?
I'm talking about how you normally wear it, like you want extra volume; two poofs will get the job done. So why not wear two gaudy, huge hair bows on top of your hijab. 
They are fashionable right?

Actually this look was used through history in cultures to show off beauty & status. The higher your hat or hair, the more you showed off your wealth and good looks. The women of Pre-Islamic times did this also.

We all know ayat 24:31:

And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms, etc.) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husband's sons, their brothers or their brother's sons, or their sister's sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islâm), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allâh to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful. (An-Nur 24:31) 

If course, the poufs can't be worn OUTSIDE of the hijab, they attract the attention of people. So it is better to wear to them INSIDE the hijab, where they noticeably "hump" up the hijab. 

After all, they just a hair bow and hair-bows are not "haraam" in Islam. 

Yes, this is a hair-bow and hair-bows are not haraam in Islam however the hair-bow's intention falls short of the purpose. Hair-bows normally help pull the hair back, away from the face or to keep a braid from becoming undone. This hair-bow in particular, does all that but it adds volume to the hijab. The designers & wearers of this fashion cannot fool anyone including Allah SWT with this illogical justification of wearing an "innocent over-sized hair-bow on top of one's head then covering it with the hijab to conceal it, which knowingly creates a hump."

Now see how the lawful (the hair-bow) has been made into something disliked (the camel-hump pouf) through intentions. 

Muslimahs be aware of your intentions and be content with what Allah SWT Has Granted you.  So stay moderately beautiful about what you wear. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DIY Blog of the Week

Hey everyone and Assalaam waliekum.

Craft Squirrel

My blog has been choosen as the Crafting/DIY Blog of the Week on this blog: 

I was really surprised and kind of cautious at the announcement at first. 
I'm thinking:"People are actually reading my blog?!?!"
However after checking it out, I did the cabbage patch dance. 
I'm so happy.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Undercover Muslim Rant: Part Deux

Im sure that many have have tuning in to the wonderfully coward-covered religious rights banning in France, I mean if the issue is about security issues then France should have grown some courage and addressed it as so instead of hiding behind "protecting the French culture" or "the bull-jive-niqab-equates-slavery" deal.
Nevertheless, that's another whole blog. 
 I saw this coming from miles away and it did not burn my biscuits until Mrs. Mona Eltahawy discussed her veiws on the niqab and hijab. 

How come the news always have to go to the extremes, in one corner we have a niqabi and in this corner we have a woman who wears nothing what-so-ever to let people know that she is a Muslim. 
Yeah, that should send up a little red flag on her view about her deen: she is hiding it. 

And the niqabi can discuss her view much better. 

Im not disrespecting Mrs. Eltahawy because her is my sister in Islam yet I do not agree with her "feelings" on hijab, niqab or Islam. To be quite truthfully, she sounds more biased than uneducated on the topic she is debating. 
And to be even more truthful, Allah SWT Says:
"It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error." (Al-Ahzab 33:36)

Meaning that the Muslims have no say in the Decrees of Allah SWT & His Messenger (pbuh). The deal is done and the ink is dried plus as Muslims, our "feelings" have no place in religious matters. I sounds rough however I can understand this ayat. Because when people start going by what they "feel" in religion, things start getting twisted or completely left out. 

Now I have another important point, as "undercover" as Mona Eltahawy is being, if insha'allah she was to say something Islamically correct like do not eat pork or make sure you cover properly for Salat, THEN I have no choice but to heed what she says because she is warning me or the Muslims. Her not observing hijab does not put her outside Islam yet it does make her disobedient in the Eyes of Allah SWT. However since the speech that is coming out her mouth is based on her own nafs (desires or feelings), I could care less about what she has to say about hijab. 

To end this issue, I would like to say what my Baptist mother has said:
"You can never please people. And if people can't accept who you are then to heck with them."
May Allah SWT Make her a Muslim. Ameen.
That is alot of wisdom that non-Muslims follow on a day-to-day basis yet some Muslims cannot even stomach the thought of not being able to "fit-in with the non-Muslims" without compromising their religions. And they can't understand why they sometimes catch more Hell than they expected. 

And Allah SWT Knows Best. 
May Allah SWT Guide the Muslims. Ameen.

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