How To Wear Hijab Styles

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HOW TO WEAR HIJAB STYLES : PASHMINA HIJABS

One of the readers here, Alia, wanted to know how to wear the pashmina hijab style. I was able to find a video demonstrating how to wear it. The video is by a YouTuber called Caramelle47. Check it out below and let me know what you think.

Tutorial: How To Wear a Pashmina Hijab

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Mina

This is a pretty good tutorial except when I wear a pashmina hijab i put it on a bit differently. I wear a bandana under it first (those tube cloth things that have a hole on both sides, made of cotton) then i do the same thing by having a short piece and a long piece — then i pin it in the FRONT instead of the back, it suits my face shape better. then i wrap it around once and leave the other side dangling. except my pashmina isnt as long as hers so it only comes to my shoulders. :P

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Maryam...

Salam, The real hijab dont need make up !!!!

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laila

I don’t think she said you needed make up!!!!

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rameen

that was rlly nice
but i have to say that she looked better without the glasses!

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rameen

dont take that badly

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mrs.k(:

maryam just shut up. if you wanna be ugly, plain and makeup free 24/7 leave it to yourself. just thought you should know that (:

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Anon

Too much make-up, nail polish and 1/2 sleeve top. Definitely not a good example…

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W_Ali

I think we’re missing the point of the post. It wasn’t to judge the presenter, but to learn how to properly wrap a pashmina hijab, which can be really cumbersome at times. She did a great job. Give her credit where it’s due.

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Saadia

Assalam ‘aleykoum,

I don’t think that Maryam should shut up, as Anon said, too much make up ! Nails, short sleeves, and a a close-fitting shirt.. Definitely not a good example… I don’t think that no make up makes ugly, i just prefer “noor” to superficiality. And u should know that “mrs.k”. =)) take care sisters !

M3a Assalaam. (f)(f)

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Hijabi Princess

Salaam. Yes, obviously, the girl wasn’t dressed properly and make up is ok as long as it’s not too much, her was too much really. But, she wrapped her pashmina very nicely and properly. I wear my pashmina the same way, exactly. One more thing, she was looking cute, anyway. ;)- Specially in those glasses! No, glasses don’t make all ugly. She was looking better in glasses, indeed. This is my opinion. Glasses suit some people and don’t suit others… Just like clothes – it is a matter of what suits you. We should not discuss tastes, if you dislike glasses, ok, it’s your opinion. But the fact is that some people really look better with glasses… :) I wear glasses because I have a weak eye sight, but also because they make my round, fatty face look better, slimmer… And they make me looking more intelligent, hehehe! ;)- Salaam.

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WE LOVE HIJAB

Salam sisters! Thanks for the comments.

I just want to say that not everyone has the same beliefs about sleeve-length, makeup, and whatever else. The point of the video is to demonstrate the hijab style. Look at the video for what it is. There is no need for comments about the sister herself and there is definitely no need for readers to tell each other to “shutup”… Please ladies, keep it proper… You can’t correct somebody on their Islam when your method of correcting them is un-Islamic itself.

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Valerie

I totally agree with W_Ali. We should not be so judgemental. Yeah, there is a right way and a wrong way, but I don’t think it’s our job to come on here and bash the girl. It’s about how to style pashmina. By the way, Mrs. K , sounds like you are a little unsecure without makeup. I think all women should feel beautiful without makeup…Remember we are all sisters here. It’s rude telling a sister “shut up” just because she voiced her opinion.

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ModestJustice

Asalamu Alaikum,

I’ve now learned more pashmina styles!
But to just to add, the point of the post -as others have pointed out again and again- was how to style hijab not “Oh let’s make rude comments on what the sister is wearing!” And don’t forget ladies, we can wear nail polish some days of the month. You must always assume the best about your fellow muslim so please do not make trashy comments. As for wearing makeup, maybe she’s getting used to hijab and previously wore makeup and soon she’ll lessen the amount. I see nothing wrong with how she looks seeing as how it’s her decision, but I would personally stick to khol. Makeup ,like all things, must be done in moderation. Sleeve length may also be her being a new hijabi. I remember when I wore quarter-sleeved shirts, but alhamdulillah I know better now.

Let’s all get a grip on our attitude before we must face our Lord
-ModestJustice

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Ayan

Thank you sister for the post!! I’ve been experimenting with different hijab styles for a while now, inshAllah I will try this out!

Oh dear, where is the compassion for your fellow muslim sister?! I actually blogged about this a few days ago. As for the nail-polish comment the sis could be on her monthly *you know what*. Perhaps, that’s why she is wearing it, give the sister the benefit of the doubt. No one likes to be judge especially behind their back (online for the world to see).

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Sally

OMG, I’m saddened by the number of people that made comments and judgments about the girl, missing the whole point of the video and of what the site was trying to teach.
Please.. let’s be more tolerant of each other, here and on the streets. Don’t dismiss what someone had to say, teach or show you just because they don’t dress the same way as you.

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Sally

I just wanted to add one more point.
One common reason that people mention when asked about why they wear the hijab is so that people judge them for their character, not their looks..for their interior beauty, not the exterior…so why are we doing this to others? Judging their intentions, their knowledge and even their beauty based on her external appearance not suiting yours ?

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Amanda

What a beautiful way to wrap pashmina! I have lots of them and always felt a bit awkward trying to use them as hijabs, because hey are much longer and wider as the scarves that I have. I’m gonna try it now (and I have a cute stripped one, just like hers, but in different colours)

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Wafa

Salaam Sisters,

Thank you for the support of some sisters on here. For the negative haters on the other hand, the video is about a much requested HIJAB tutorial people asked me about, not about the way I’m dressed. The reason why I’m wearing so much makeup is because I did a tutorial on that (if anyone clicked on my channel, they would see that). I understand that we shouldn’t be there to “display our beauty” but I’m not on youtube to preach about Islam or display my “beauty”. I am a Muslim, and of course I must conduct myself as such, but my youtube channel is art-related; it’s a “how-to” channel for other Muslim women and women in general. Wouldn’t Muslim women much rather learn tips and tricks from other women who they can relate with instead of all the other “types” of gurus on youtube? Just a question for thought.

So please stop judging me for whatever reason. It’s funny how people can sit behind a computer screen and talk SO much and they don’t even have a picture of themselves up anywhere. Let’s not judge others when one personally does not have the courage to “reveal” oneself. At least I’m teaching other people. If you have to criticize, then please do it constructively so I can take example too. I don’t need negative hater comments.

Thank You,
Wafa
(Caramelle47)

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Wafa

Salaam Sisters,

Thank you for the support of some sisters on here. For the negative haters on the other hand, the video is about a much requested HIJAB tutorial people asked me about, not about the way I’m dressed. The reason why I’m wearing so much makeup is because I did a tutorial on that (if anyone clicked on my channel, they would see that). I understand that we shouldn’t be there to “display our beauty” but I’m not on youtube to preach about Islam or display my “beauty”. I am a Muslim, and of course I must conduct myself as such, but my youtube channel is art-related; it’s a “how-to” channel for other Muslim women and women in general. Wouldn’t Muslim women much rather learn tips and tricks from other women who they can relate with instead of all the other “types” of gurus on youtube? Just a question for thought.

So please stop judging me for whatever reason. It’s funny how people can sit behind a computer screen and talk SO much and they don’t even have a picture of themselves up anywhere. Let’s not judge others when one personally does not have the courage to “reveal” oneself. At least I’m teaching other people. If you have to criticize, then please do it constructively so I can take example too. I don’t need negative hater comments.

Thank You,
Wafa
(Caramelle47)

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CHocolate

Thank you sister! Mashallah its a great and covenient way to wear the Pashmina:).

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Muneera

I really thought the sister did a wonderful job and then I scrolled down and started reading the comments and my first thought was this is EXACTLY why so many Muslim sisters decided not to wear ANY hijab at all. Just because you might be completely wrapped up or only wear abayas or wear niqab does NOT make you a better person or a better Muslim than a sister who observes different hijab or no hijab at all. If you have a negative comment to say then you should keep it to yourself, whether a sister covers or not is between her and Allah (swt) and the last time I checked wearing hijab is NOT one of the five pillars of Islam. And just for the record-I DO observe hijab!

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sera

this is a great video i have always loved that style of scarf but never got one because i didnt know how to wrap it. i was suprised to see her pin it in the back like that i would have never thought, these videos you are finding on how to apply hijab are so great for a ‘hijab dummie’ like myself lol, although they can be cute, i am getting tired of the two pieces and unless i tuck them in the larger two pieces hang off my chest when go to pray or bend down for something. this is so great i am so excited i have always preferred the larger scarves they cover more and stay put i really love this!!!

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Shéma

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww:(

You know it’s so interesting to see how some people try to put down others so quickly. I swear I have never been so disgusted in my entire life. Especially by other Muslim sisters. To each is own.

P.S.
Wafa…imagine all the good deeds you got by everyone that blogged something negatively about you…that should put a smile on your face:)

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Alina

Assalamu alaykum wa rohmatullah!’
Sisters, where is our Quran and Sunnah??????!!!
Did Khadija (ra), Aisha (ra) and other who fair ALLAH demontsrate there beauty?
Sisters, first of ALL, we are muslims! And ALLAH (SwT) calls us to be MODEST!
To be modest and not to be as barby with scarf((((
That is what we call fitna from women….
Please, sisters, for the sake of ALLAH, do not show these videos on www(((

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Alina

Caramelle47, sister, please, just think of ALLAH!!! Islam and all things in the Worlds depend only on ALLAH (SwT). I do not want to abuse you. No… Just for the Sake of ALLAH! First – ALLAH…

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Anonymous

SubhanAllah … Alina, hmm.. i dont have pashmina, or shawl, im wearing the square hijab :D, now, i’m considering to get one, :).
wassalam,
cd70s, Malaysia

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Alina

I just want to remind, cause muslims are friends… and i do not want to abuse anyone…
thousands of people see these video on youtube and thousands of MEN are atracted by this really nice sister… Mashaa ALLAH! But we are not jahiliya… ALLAH is Rohman and made us Muslims!

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ERICA

As Salaamu Alaikum Sisters!
Thanks so much for posting this video and thanks to carmelle47 for the demonstration it was very helpful. I’ve always worn square hijabs and in the past I’ve purchased a few long ones like pashminas and couldn’t get them to work for me…..have a round face lol. Just about a week ago, I wore a scarf that length and shape that came with a gap dress I purchased and figured it out because it was a stretch material. The video has helped me to figure out another way to wear my long hijabs. I’ve always loved the way they looked on other sisters but ruled them out for me. Now I look forward to purchasing some more for spring and summer…..the colors are awsome! Thanks again for the post!
caramelle47…….Allah knows your intentions, may He accept them ;-). Sisters…..take what you think is good and leave what you think is bad ;-)

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Khalidah

Salaam sis!
Thats very nice, I recently bought one, I didn’t know how to wear it, I just kind of wrapped it around, but this is really neat!
Come on, don’t judge sisters, we are all muslims we need to support each other not bring down.
Thanks!

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Stephanie

Salaam sisters,

As many posters have noted, this is a tutorial on how to wear a hijab style, it is not to comment and jugde the presenter who is trying to help hijabiis. Thank you for this video, and please keep more coming! I love this site so much, finally something dedicated to us sisters!!! Thank you.

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Erica Kelley-Ali

As Salaam Alaikum,

I’m so glad that this was not my first time visting this site as a new Muslima or someone doing their research, because they were interested in reverting to Islam. The sisters who made judgemental, mean and down right rude comments should be ashamed of themselves. Since we wear hijab- we are on the FRONT LINE as representatives of Islam. Think about it; When you are with your husband, another Muslim would not know he was Muslim if he wasn’t with YOU representing in hijab…We have to be careful in the way we discuss issues (even if it is fashion) amongst each other as sisters. We are supposed to be different, we have to remember to set ourselves to a different standard…and at the same time, remain humble. Can you imagine if your comments deterred someone from accepting Islam in their lives? Let’s have discussions like civilized Sisters In Islam..We take fashion serious..but I think some of you took it a little too far…THINK and ALWAYS USE GOOD JUDGEMENT.

Salaam (and mean it when you say it!!),

Erica

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soon_to_be_hijabi_inshallah

If we are sisters in God’s eyes, why are we bashing each other? First we have maryam giving caramelle crap for wearing makeup, then we have mrs.k calling maryam plain and ugly, then we have saadia calling mrs.k superficial, and it goes on and on. I think there is a reason why God didn’t specify exactly what hijab consisted of other than “covering everything except what must ordinarily appear.” So we can decide whether that means wearing abayas, no makeup/jewelry, no heels ever, no bright colors,etc. or simply modest dress that can be as fashionable as you want it to be. Thus, we can have individuality in our Ummah, and it’s so incredibly lame of people to go bashing that individuality and differences in opinions.
Salam, Leylah

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Anonymous_1

i love wearing the hijab!! at first it took a a while to get used to it but now i LOVE it :)

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Muslimah2Muslimah

As Salaamu Alaikum,

Sisters you should try to understand that bashing another sister for her efforts is extremely unIslamic! This sister could be having a video talking about how to wear booty shorts correctly, but instead she is showing how to wear a HIJAB! No woman is perfect enough to judge. Not only that, but you kill more flies with honey than vinegar. Kindness is a better approach than negativity. Give the sister the props for her efforts, Inshallah.

We get comments on our youtube videos all day about our makeup, our lack of abayas or niqaabs. We even had another brother google us and say that he found our blogs on a non-muslim site! STOP THE JUDGMENT, SISTERS!

Great post, Sis
Salaams
Najwa & Nadira
Muslimah2Muslimah

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Ali

Shukran Wafa! I have been trying–in vain–to wrap a pashmina hijab for too long, but I can do it now!! THANK YOU! :-D

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Meenie

Thanks Wafa.

May Allah reward your intentions. I have been battling with pashmina’s for 2 years now and with this. I should be fine.

Sisters here should be saying prayers for whoever they deem ‘unislamic’ rather than attacking them. Personally I appreciate the video as it has solved a major problem for me and I am not bothered about what Wafa wears or looks like (though she’s pretty). We all started this hijab journey from somewhere and hopefully we’ll get better before allah takes our souls.

And finally I must say its people like Wafa who wear hijab and make it look smart and not dowdy that finally pushed me to wearing hijab inspite of the fact that I knew it was allahs command years back. No ones perfect and I am sure if everyone here were to go on you tube or anywhere for that matter and show themelves, we will all have something -ve to say.

May Allah forgive us our shortcomings and accept our little efforts as acts of Ibadah! Amin!

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Meenie

‘…………I knew it was allah’s command……………..’

Sorry I meant to have typed ‘Allah’ with caps. Astagfir’llah.

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Malak

Mashallah You Looooook So Hewla I am Planning to wear you make me wana Wear Mashallah …………………. I love ur make Tell me How to put on that eye shadow Email me , I think a person is free to wear make up as they Please its really nice mashallah agian girl ………………………… reply please

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gülsah

the hijab style is very good, but the make-up and the nails do not fit i’m sorry, many girls take an example to her and that is very bad ..

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mrs.kellayy

Mrs. K [that's my name too lol], you were being kinda rude. However, Alina was being rude-er. Wafa’s intention was not to show off her beauty to every guy on the planet. Her intention was to show her sisters in God how to wear a pashmina hijab. Her makeup is simply part of her personal style. If you don’t like makeup, don’t wear it and don’t give others any crap for wearing it. A little eyeshadow will not make someone “barbie with a scarf” or whatever. Denying someone the right to express themselves for fear of “attracting men” is a horrible thing that no one should do to themselves or anyone else.
Also, think rationally–what kind of man, especially in America, would be unreasonably attracted to someone who is only showing her hands and her face and maybe her feet, but happens to be doing so in a stylish and beautiful way?

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Wafa

exactly Mrs. Kellayy :P

i so agree with you! thanks for the support

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Christina

i wasnt going to say anything, especially since im not muslim…BUT…i will say that there are so many girls out there dressed like complete street hoes with basically their underwear on the outside that how can this girl not be modest. to be honest, i dont even think guys notice what colour eyeshadow u wearing coz ill be up to my dad and ill be like do you like my eyeshadow and he’ll be like huh? u know? guys dont notice what colour u wearing they notice how tight and how little im telling u , thats what my dad said to me. so um… yeh ima end my rant right there.

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aagi

i totally agree. there is just a few men who would notice it. and i have to say that i personally am dressing for other women more than men, even when i wasn’t a muslim i wanted other women to like what i’m wearing, not so much men. what do you think?

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mrs.kellayy

Christina you are so right!!! Guys don’t typically notice makeup. My husband of 3 years has probably noticed my eye makeup a grand total of seven times, and that was when I would be dolled up for a special occasion. Otherwise, he never really notices my black liquid eyeliner, black mascara, and sheer wash of shimmery eye shadow. Or lip gloss. Guys never ever notice that lol.
And I don’t care one way or another what guys think of what I wear.

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Mary_new hijabi

MashAllah,

The sister in the video wrapped her hijab very well and is very beautiful.
I have only been a hijabi now for 4 months, and I was taught this method by another hijabi, it is a very good way of wearing hijab, and very confortable.

Just some food for thought – sister Wafa, by displaying your face on you tube men are often attracted through voice and face, especially muslim men (since you are a muslim lady), and so I just wanted to bring that point up.

I am fully aware that your intention is to help others, however, we cannot disregard the fact that men think differently to women.

I just wanted to point that out with no malice whatsoever since who am I to judge. I think your tutorial was very good and helpful, but I felt it was my Islamic duty to point this out.
We have been taught in Islam that a man who is not a mahrum should not hear a woman’s recitation of Quran since they can be attracted to this voice, and I think this can be said for other things as well.

Genuinly, no malice, I just felt it was my Islamic duty to point this out.

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amani

“We have been taught in Islam that a man who is not a mahrum should not hear a woman’s recitation of Quran since they can be attracted to this voice,” AssalamAlaikum sister. Could you please point me in the direction of this information? I have never heard it, and I have always learned from my teachers that a women’s voice is not haram for non mahram men, it’s the words that she speaks that make it halal/haram or not. I do not mean to be argumentative, I just really would like to know if you have any proofs to back this up. I mean Aisha (RA) would teach Islam, document ahadith etc. Was her voice haram?

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Mary_new hijabi

Alaikum Salaam,
‘I have always learned from my teachers that a women’s voice is not haram for non mahram men, it’s the words that she speaks that make it halal/haram or not.’
I am referring to Quranic recitation not teaching/propagation of Islam or anything else.
“We have been taught in Islam that a man who is not a mahrum should not hear a woman’s recitation of Quran since they can be attracted to this voice,”
It is a very contraversial topic, but I have heard from many sources that if recitation of the Quran by a woman is beautifying their voice, women should refrain from recitation in front of non-mahrums.
You can look at it on the internet there are many websites talking about it, I will also send you some links in a couple of days when my exams have finished!
Hope that has helped.
FYI I never said that anything was Haram unlike your suggestion.
Salaam.

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mrs.kellayy

Salam,
Sister Mary, I have a couple of things to say.
1) There is absolutely NO Quranic evidence that women should not speak or recite Quran in front of non mahrams. The ayah in Surat Al Ahzab that so many people misunderstand to say “don’t speak/recite Quran in front of non mahrams” is a) directed to the Prophet Mohammad’s wives only, and b) tells them to “not be too soft in speech, and speak an honorable saying.” How is a woman supposed to “speak an honorable saying” if she doesn’t speak at all??!
2) If a man becomes unreasonably attracted to a woman who is dressing and acting modestly because of her VOICE, lemme tell you something: the poor guy needs to see a psychiatrist. He’s got something the matter with him. Heck, back in high school, I was in choir and sang solos like no one’s business (hijab and all!!), and I have never had issues with guys being sexually attracted to my voice lol. I was also on the debate team, and that demands a lot of talking. (If immature high school guys won’t get sexually attracted to that, then who will? You can’t get any more emotionally screwed up than a high school boy. LOL)

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Rita

Mrs Kellay,

I agree with you sister. If that is how an Islamic person portrays their own religion how about non-muslims????

Anyways not here to argue but to give credit to caramelle 47…. She explained it very well :D…… It’s a nice pashmina too.

R

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kahleeka

Salaams, The information was very useful . shukran,

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lisa

Dearest sister,

Hi. I am a American Christian that was curious in how to wear the hijab. The video itself was well stated and of good information and witty. The big surprise was when I scrolled down and found the negative remarks. It really shocked and surprised me. Guess I had always thought hijab wearing women were somehow more pure in thought than some of my Christian sisters because of the way they dressed. But, since we are all fallen creatures, we should not fool ourselves since none of us are perfect, no not one. As now I have seen and read that both side of the boarder can and will judge others. I pray other comments will be more positive for you dear sister and wish you all the best for your ventures. Peace.

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anythingbutordinary

Against makeup? Then don’t wear it and stop being so narrow minded and judgemental.
I didn’t mean to be rude, I just had a point to make.

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pam

that was really informative and it turns out its not really complicated just like what i thought.well you see since then i was curious about how you wear that and how its stays on your head without falling off.i also like the fact that you like dolce …

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pumpmar

if none of those makes sensei took some allergy medication mahybe somebody can come and edit this later but i have the exact… i mean EXACT pashmina in this vid.i like to wear it around my shoulders but it really doesnt work as a headwrap on me

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zuhra

Assalaam alaykum,i jst wanted to say that stop all this rudness on line, i myself wear hijab totally, i mean chador, i dnt wear make up outside,bt guys if u want to comment on someone pls be polite &respectful, u cant change the world at once and that with so much rudness!!!!!. people dont know so many things about islam, give them time&space to do so ,believe me they will agree and change for the better too. All the best to everyone. KEEP UP THE GOOD JOB

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kinali

as salam aleikum

in conclusion for me is dat this video has a little benefit for all… we have to be muslim not a ‘different view in some issue and respect and remain in” silent”‘…we said La illaha illa Allah wa Muhammas abdu Rasulullah, which means we have to do ALL what Allah ask us and do ALL what the Messenger command us and what the pious predecesor (salaf as saleeh)did.

Remenber the history of theProphet’s uncle Abi Talib, he did much good toward the Prophet salla Allahu alehi wa salam, but he’s a dwell of the Hellfire.

So its no the matter dat someone do something good and praise him/she for it and don’t talk about the evil him/she did.

remenber ” …enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil” is our obligation.

We have to search good knowledge to have consciounsness about the danger in some matter that sometimes we see ‘without danger’

Muslimas, we have to keep in mind…. ‘whats is the meaning of hijab?’ and this is not just a little piece of fabric (aprox. 1 m or 1/2m)

May Allah guide us to the correct ‘aquidah, amin.

wa salam aleikum

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Madiha M.K

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?! YOU ARE NOT ***GOD*** TO JUDGE, SO STOP TAKING ALLAH’S POWER ONTO YOURSELVES AND JUDGING OTHERS. If you want to correct or guide her, PLEASE send her a PRIVATE message.

***DON’T TALK ABOUT HER BEHIND HER BACK. THAT’S BACKBITING.*****

RIGHT BACK AT YA. YOU’RE ACTING NO BETTER THAN YOUR ACCUSATIONS AND GOSSIPING.

I happen to know this girl and she is VERY SWEET. She has a kind heart and I know that, even though we’re not close. SO QUIT BUGGIN MA GIRL.

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Farwina Faroque

salam..oh love the new style! will try it myself..thanks sis and please keep suggesting more and more styles! love ya!

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Lori

Salam,

When I first loaded the video I was thinking… “oh yeah another one that skips the first part of how to fasten the hijab at the start.” I was surprised. I am a non muslim who is very interested in learning to wear hijab for modesty reasons. I also think it looks very elegant. I have looked online at many pictures and videos and they never show the start. This one does… Maybe you could have a friend help film the back fastening? Other than a bit of editing, this is great. I know what I will be doing this afternoon… practicing! lol

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amira

I love this video.. though i do not wear pashmina (i wore scarf-kind of malay tradition), i love this tutorial.i’m going to try it soon. by the way, the girl is way cute and very helpful..good work!n keep it up!

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yan

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wbt.

I believe Islam teaches us to accept and tolerate others.Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. modelled that for us. Don’t waste that teaching which he dearly put his life in harm’s way. For all the stones that was thrown in his path, he forgave and said…that they did not know and didn’t understand…We accept others’ growth because each individual do not grow the same way. This special ability to accept others and respect others as they are is what allows our prophet s.a.w. able to build bridges in the community and attract others in embracing Islam. It is also what allows us to grow.

Hats off to our presenter in this video for how can she reach so many muslimahs on how to put one the hijab in this world without posting this tutorial on Youtube? She has been brave enough to step up for the sake of putting forth knowledge to many of us. She has been even braver in receiving so many of your criticisms. For her, I believe she will simply use this experience to mature beautifully, especially if she has the best niat at heart.

It is EVERYONE’s responsibility to use her tutorial as appropriately as we can for she has done her part as what best she could as she had deemed fit. We are all human too, you know. (If it doesn’t fit you, then, well, you can go to another website and find others that do.) The most innocent tool can become criminal when used inappropriately. So it is now the user or readers turn to choose how we use what she has put forth, wisely. For men, if you click this to watch and what not, well, YOUR hijab is to scramble and click something else…(lower your gaze for this site is for WOMEN ONLY) … because she has put on her HIJAB. Everyone is responsible.

Teaching is most effective when it is done positively, with a kind heart and tact…at best, someone whom you know and trust. So I hope that if we want our peers to see our point of view, then remember not to use force and tactlessness. Because that is NOT what Islam teaches us. (Even a Christian member here knows this…sigh)

I hope that I have no offended anyone and at best made a little contribution by saying MArha!Marha! , for those who endeavour to improve and develop our community whom I am proud to be a part of.

May Peace Be Upon Everyone of You.
Wassalam

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annmarie

salam, thank you for this great tutorial, i do not wear hijab often, i am not ready for that yet, but when i do i can never get it right, so thanks i feel more confident about putting it on now. i read some of the comments, and thought the negative ones were unfair and mean, i wear make up and i like to, my fiance is happy for me to wear it, as long as it is not too much, your make up looked lovely and as you said it is for a presentation so it is fine, i would rather see someone i can relate to than someone who does not wear make up who does not believe modesty can be in forms, you do not have to be a plain jane just because you are muslim, we are still allowed to look nice for our fiances or husbands and for ourselves. i am glad you wore the make up and the nail polish, congratulations on the presentation it was excellent

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neena

hi that is sooo nice i use to wear glasses and now i wear contacts because of my hijab and i don’t wear my hijab like soo stylish like that….i am a mother of two boys…i have no time….but this is soo easy and now i can wear glasses again…..and by the way….i love those glasses too….salaam

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hola_hola_coca_cola!

cute cute cute!!

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Ayesha

I can’t say enough how much I love and appreciate this site. While I’m not Muslim (used to be growing up) I appreciate all the information on hijab and clothing. I’m making my first trip to Egypt this summer in August. I know, I know, it’s going to be hot but it’s the only time I have to go before school. I would like some site suggestions on where I can get some clothing and a few head coverings before departing. I will buy more while in Egypt but I want to dress appropriately and pack accordingly. Any suggestions? The how-to videos are extremely helpful and again I love this site!

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SISTER

salam sisters,
i was just looking on the internet and came across this, i have been reading and yes this sister may be doing wrong but it is between her and allah, but instead of judging help her understand, its not easy for sisters in this world, i think everyone should be ashamed of your selfs you call yourself sisters and your playing a game with the laws of islam, no one is right in what they are saying as you are doing it in the wrong way, even the ones trying to defend her you are still playing the game! please sisters clam down and leave it up to allah we have no right to judge her coz im sure we all are doing something wrong in our lifes. inshallah allah will help you all to understand we should be helping each other not puting the next sister down coz as we all no that is more haram JUDGING!
SALAM SISTERS

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Ummm

im gonna try that way of wearing a hijab, very clear and detailed explanation..though not too detailed which is a good thing :) ummmm…yeah and wearing no make up doesnt make you ugly, infact it just shows more modesty..like it says you dont want people to be attracted to your face….heck, anyone can wear a hijab and yet be flirty..thats just being a hypocrite

light make up is okay cause it doesnt make people focus on your face…it should just make you, yourself feel better

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mariya

assalaamalaykum u where really good but just wanted to say that you wear a scarf but you have nail polish and makeup on there is no point of wearing a scarf or showing how to wear one if u wear make up and do the rest…..
but im just letgting u know i have no problems with it but im just sayin
allah hafiz tc X

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Sultana

fanx 4 the video really needed 2 know how 2 put on a hijab nicely :D
ignore the haters coz you’ve dun a gud job x
and 4 the haters i think u shud stop critisin’ her bcoz ur all tryna tell her that what shes wearing is wrong but.. wat hapened 2 not judging others? coz thats wat ur all doing.. and im pretty sure that as muslims we are not allowed 2 judge others on apperence..
im not tryna start an argument but honestly u lot are tryna make her out 2 b a bad person..but while your doin it, ur making urselves look bad
we’re no here 2 judge, only allah can

anyway fanx 4 the video it really helped me :) x

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EVANS

hey Wafa, really imperssive video, thank you. Don’t pay attention on what peolpe say, it’s all up to you.

I don’t wear hijab, but I’m just planning so thank you for your tutorial.

What about make-up and other stuff… I think it’s ok, ’cause muslims have to represent theirselves in best way. Nowadays people greatly pay attention on how we act, or dress OR TALK. So in order not to make them be afraid of ISlAM or ignore our religion we have to be BEAUTIFUL and smart, AND POLITE.
So thank you one more time, and please go on teaching us how to wear hijab. Hope you’ll get ALLAh’s ?ontentment.

Peace =)))

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Asma

i feel proud wearing hijab even though i dont know to weare it properly but thanks to this video
i hope know i might wear properly i would want to learn how to wear hijab in egyptian way so could any 1 help me

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bhing

Hi! thank s a lot for your tutorial its great! now i know how to wear properly hijah on my head. im a pilipina mom and my family is a residence of saudi for 2 years. before its enough for me just to see i have my head covered everytime i go out.thank you again! More power!!!

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louloua

yak u suck u are ugly how dare or shame are u doing this video in french c’est insultant

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Sarah

Thank you so much sister! May Allah bless you for the good you are doing with this tutorial. I am thinking of donning the hijab myself and Insya Allah, your tutorial is one step in that direction. You are a blessing. Thank you again!

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lena

GREAT TUTORIAL, I LOVE THE WAY YOU WORE THE HIJAB.
p.s. WEARING MAKE UP IS NOT HARAM…. YOU LOOKED BEUTIFUL!
SALAM

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alia

this is a great tutorial!

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MIMA

I love ur pashmina colour would go really nice with white top, pink “colourful skirt”/bag and white shoes. :)

but shame u tried hard to hide ur hair while ur arms were showing :( , nail vanish ..etc was abit over the top too, everythin is pretty when its done in moderation.

thanx tho, id have to get this hijab inshaAllah :)

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nuur

Salaamalaikum,

Very nice MashaAllah, now i know how the sisters have them on so nicely :) I will try it inshaAllah. But the sisters here shouldnt BASH each other…and gheeba. Anyways, take care, and wasalaam.

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saida

i love it …

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denise

hi i’m not muslim , and i love wearing the hijab (bf muslim) thanx it really help how to put on a hijab for the first time , and the girl is cute i agree

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Anna

‘but shame u tried hard to hide ur hair while ur arms were showing :( , nail vanish ..etc was abit over the top too, everythin is pretty when its done in moderation.’

Mima, why pick?!

This is FOR sisters, btw. She did a fantastic job ………….. and now her stuff is gone on on YouTube -_______________-

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denise

i just convert to muslim 5 days ago , and i’m very happy and proud of this video , i would not know howto put a hijab without her help, carmella thanx, you ‘ve been a big help, inshallah,

thanx

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Aisha

someone help me …i wear hijab and wanted to try out this tutorial but itz not displaying and by the way youtube is banned in my country (I live in Myanmar)so i cant open youtube.I really want to watch this tutorial bcoz of de comentz and specially bcoz i have a pashmina i dont know how to use. Wafa is doin a great job plz stop critisizing her , nobody is perfect and perhaps you should look at urselves. Plz Wafa or the others help me i really want ot waatch this video. plz reply

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doesntmatter

jesus christ stop being so bitchy to each other theres no need wheres all the love in the world so what she was dressing how SHE wants to and has a fair amount of makeup i mean jeeeze i wear more and lesser clothes but that doesnt make me different to non of you guys its just how we all feel comfterble theres no need for alll this hate leave the poor girl alone she was a beatiful girl and so is the rest of the world so stop alll this haterid were all equals no matter what
: ) x

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Tiger

This was one of the first tutorials I checked out before I made my decision to wear hijab about a year ago. Wafa, along with Erin akaThevintagegoth and many,many other sisters on Youtube are an indispensable resource for new hijabis of all kinds. They range in style and philosophy from Wafa’s lovely 3/4 sleeve with lovely hijab style to the full niqab and abaya that Erin used to sport. So, our thanks should go out to these ladies, who bravely deal with online haters and rudeness ,for the benefit of their sisters in Islam.It is sad that so often the nasty comments come from their own sisters, under the guise of ‘advice’.

Everyone feels differently about topics such as jewelry, makeup,etc. and there is no harm in this. Scholars do not always agree on these topics either and therefore there is no penalty if these women choose to wear these kinds of things. It is personal as well as cultural. More importantly, women who wear hijab are very visible to non-Muslims and a sister who is uncomfortable with her dress and feels encumbered is doing us just as much of a disservice as one who wears a truckload of makeup and bling. Moderation seems to be the key here. Each of us should be comfortable in our own skin and our own clothing. We are raised in different communities and countries and what is modest for us, may not be for others. Hijab is a gift from Allah, not a curse and to try to control and enforce a specific manner of dress is ridiculous.

For instance, I am an American Muslimah.I am Caucasian and a convert. I have spent most of my 21 years in blue jeans and tshirts. Therefore, my hijab is baggy jeans, loose tunics or baggy long-sleeve tshirts and a scarf that covers my head and chest. I am not an Arab so, why should I dress like one? I would feel as uncomfortable in an abaya and niqab as I would in a micromini and 4 inch heels. And I think its important that people realize that their particular mode of dress may not be for everyone.

Allah did not run out of words and does not need people to speak for him. The verses concerning covering are what they are and we are told by Allah to use our eyes, hearts and minds in our study and personal judgment of them. If He does not mention nail polish,makeup and sleeve length, then it is up to us to use our personal judgment as to what is correct for us in our place and time. This is a kindness from Allah, who in His infinite wisdom, knows that every woman is different.^_^

On a side note: Wafa is a lovely young woman who had a Youtube channel concerning the styles and types of makeup. Her styles were beautiful and ranged from very light makeup for everyday to dramatic and beautiful for evening events. Wafa does not say how or when each sister should wear her makeup.They are there to inspire. Her more dramatic styles would be lovely for sisters gatherings and Eid or even a romantic evening at home with your husband. Some are a beautiful show of color and medium. She has a wonderful skill and a gift for color and symmetry and should be applauded and encouraged.Allah has given her a wonderful gift. ^___^

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Saafia

Hey,
My name is Saafia and I am 16 years old. I have been wearing the hijab since i was in kindergarten. This all started because my sister began to wear her hijab. I remeber taking off the hijab during gym classes when summer days got hot, and when i just felt like fooling around with the classmates. I would even take the hijab off, and let my friends – mostly girls – try them on. As I am sure you guys have all been through, at some time in your life, you wanted to copy and mimic your older sister.

Well, that was the main reason why I began to wear the hijab. I dont blame myself, I was only 5 years old. As years had gone by, I stuck with my hijab…and Just recently Ive been having problems deciding whether to keep it on or to take it off. I feel as though, in the beginning I was lost.. not ..so called forced to wear the hijab…but easily influenced at such a young age.
Right now, the only reason why I am still wearing the hijab is because I’ve grown with it. I have worn the hijab for more than a decade. Its become second nature to me to put on the hijab right before school. When I take a quick step outside in the cool summer air, in my backyard, I feel insecure and I know this may sound stupid – but I also feel weird when the breezes swims through the roots of my hair…Just the breeze skimming and shaping my head ….is so new. I KNOW this is NOT the right reason to wear the hijab..That is why i dont feel the hijab is right for me yet.. I am not wearing it for the right reasons!!! ..:(
I am now looking at the other girls that also wear the hijab and I find that they just keep the hijab on because of the same reason. They have worn it and grew up with the hijab for so long.
However, these ladies have gone to other cities and countries and taken off their hijab! They’ve been clubbin…kissing boys…wearing short skirts..etc..etc… Right after they get back to thier normal lives, the put the hijab right back on. I asked them and wondered why they would do such things in other cities..and not do them in thier home town. They simple told me that they could take it off because it wasnt their city. I told them why dont you tell that to allah..when he asks you on the day of judgement!
I have never reached that point of disgrace and disgust. Yet, I am sure I will. I am disgusted with myself. But, I feel if I am thinking of doing such haram crimes …and wanting to commit them aswell. I know for SURE im gunna be doing what these girls have done! I just want to have fun.. Live life. This is the one time, Its one life to live without regrets… I dont want to judge anyone nor Do I want to be judged!! Thats not the reason why I am writing this longful essay…

I just need help, advice…UNDERSTANDING!! Its just a matter of should I keep the hijab on, that has become apart of me? Or should I just take it off because Im not ready…and Ive never been!!
Ive talked to many people, and they have said that A person should wear the hijab becuase they know they are ready, and they know the good reasons towards them.
I just dont know. I really dont. I’m sure im taking it off..I just need to hear other opinons so I can understand both (LET ME SAY IT AGAIN ) BOTHHHH views!!
K thanks.. That would actually be greatly appreciated!!!

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Tiger

Hi Saafia! ^_^ My name is Sarah. I would be more than happy to discuss it with you from both angles and I can give you the contact info. for many other ladies, all of whom would be more than happy to help you out.
Please e-mail me at TigerheartA@aim.com or you can contact me via AOL instant message at TigerheartA .

Salams! ^_^

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dhhfudjf

hi i love this website i think its great may allah guide you

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dhhfudjf

i wear the hijab as well and i love it i started in year 7 and first i was to shy to wear it then i became attachet to it i love it i also wear a tiny bit of make up but can i ask some one that is it all right to wear eye liner

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sharika

Salaam alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barkatuhu sisiter saafia. I read your post and i thin k that you should definitly keep it on. When i ask alot of girls why they don’t wear hijab, they say because i’ve never worn it from a young age and so it’s realy hard to wear all of a sudden, or that they don’t feel confident enough or just because they’re not ready and want to enjoy freedom more. The thing is i didn’t wear hijab from young age, i’m 24 now and it was only last year muharram when something clicked and i just started to realise whats important to me. I was blessed by Allah swt to follow the right path. It was hard at first cos everyone was like, whats happened to her and work colleagues would stare, but i did it. I am now realy happy and would not take it off for anything. All i know is that when judgement day comes and Allah swt questions me about this what answer do i give him, do u know the power of allah, u can’t even imagine what he can do and the punishments. Enjoying and hvin freedom now wont help in afterworld. This world is only a short holiday but the hereafter is the for ever and eternity. Would you rather enjoy your freedom of non hijab in this short holiday or enjoy the afterlife forever with peace and luxuries with many rewards. Just imagine when Allah asks you and your heart starts pounding and you feel sick to the stomach on wht answer to reply with. You have come this far and because you have worn it since a young age you have an advantage of not having to get used to it first. Sister i would realy recommend you keep it on for your secirity and gates to janaa. Don’t know if you heard story of lady that died and didn’t wear hijab and was punished in grave after burial. I don’t know what more i can say. As for the girl in the video clip, i think the makeup should not be put on specially when advertising how to wear hijab. Your trying to get message accross to sisters about islam so it’s not a good video for younger sisters who don’t have much knowledge on islam. I think alhamdullilah for showing how to wear hijab but the makeup isn’t a good thing specially when it’s very noticeable. I’m not trying to offend her but islamically it’s wrong and i know this froma lot of muslim scholars. Yes she looks nice but beatifying yourself for others to see apart from your husband is not permitted in islam. That’s why i have completely given up these things for love of Allah swt. I am now happy than i’ve ever been. Hope it helps

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Tina

Assalam Saafia,

I read your post and thanks for being so candid. It takes a lot of guts to speak your mind outloud. :)

I think you should seek different company. You have nothing to gain from your friends as they sound like there are some FUNDAMENTALLY wrong things with them. For one, they seem to be hypocrits as they wear the hijab for the wrong reasons (not to protect their modesty); they lie to their families (go to other cities and do things any decent family wouldn’t approve of); they seem to enjoy actions that are hateful to our creator (a good muslim would never feel good after disgracing himself/herself). And what is sadder is that they think they are fooling everyone but they are only fooling and wronging their own souls (Allah knows all we do and think ;)

Going clubbing, kissing boys, lying to parents is not living life, sister. These actions are tempting (Islam warns us that dunya is tempting) but it is only its glitter you are seeing. Underneath it all there is illness and degradation. It eats a person from the inside….just like a worm eats a healthy apple. ;)
Would you risk doing these actions in the name of so called “living life” in return for a lifetime filled with regret? Regret is like a heavy stone that never leaves the heart because you cannot turn time back.

Do you really want to live life?
1) Change your friends. Hang out with GOOD muslims because we learn from those who are better then us.
2) Concentrate on things that please Allah. Pray, pray, pray. Consistently pray. I cannot emphasize this enough because it will protect you from all evil Allah has created and it will guide you in the right path.
3) Occupy your mind with constructive things that will benefit you in the next life, like learning and reading Quran.
4) Last, study hard and get a college degree. If possible go for a post grad degree. Make us all proud. Allah loves people who strive for knowledge.

Why should you wear the hijab? Keep praying and learning about Islam and the answer will come to you. ;) You are lucky though because you are already comfortable with it. I wore it at the tender age of 30 (lol) and it was a hard path to get there. When I finally did it I wished I had done it longggggg time ago. And all these lost years make me sad and it is a regret I have to live with. And as I said, regret never leaves the heart.

Good luck to you and remember…whatever you do, it is only you who will benefit or get harmed by them. We are here just to give advice because we care about you. :)

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your true sister in Islam :)

To the sister who made this clip. Dont be disheartend by the people who dont know how to give sincere advice, they may have tiny amount of knowledge and that tiny knowledge can somtimes cause one to be arrogant. They are not better than you. If one has true knowledge it causes them to be more humble and kind hearted towards people. “A sin that causes guilt is more beloved to Allah than good that causes arrogance”

So if we think about it they need to start looking at them selves (their heart). When asked why he didn’t criticize others, a scholar replied: There is so much I want to criticize of myself, why concentrate on others? .

“Sticking feathers on your but does not make you a chicken!” Tyler Durden “Growing a beard or putting on a niqaab/hijab/scarf does not make you pious. It is piety that causes you to grow your beard or cover up with haya!” people forget this point!

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halima

This sight is so awesome I love it! The ideas presented on it are always so helpful to me. I saw someone else leave a comment about another blog the other day that is just getting started. It’s got a similar aim but focuses on finding easily affordable clothes. You should check it out she has some pretty interesting ideas. it’s http://affordablemuslimclothes.blogspot.com . thanks again for all the helpful hints and advice!

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MUSHIRA

CUTE CUTE I DO WEAR MY HIJAB BUT ITS VERY DIFICULT SOMETIMES CUZ INTEND TO LOOK AT YOU SO FUNNY AND IT MAKES IT SO COMFORTABLE SOMETIMES. BUT I LOVE MY HIJAB.

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nissana

love hijab

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lucy

i would like to know how to properly wear a Hijab and Shawl i have a problem with the sun and i have learned that the islamic clothing covers the whole body so please help me with this i would be forever in your debt

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mizzie F

Why was the video removed??

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mizzie F

Why was this video removed???

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s.k

great vid. try to lower down on the makeup, alot of people look trashy and less elegant with dark makeup.

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