Monday, June 15, 2009

My idea of hijab

My idea of hijab has been strongly influenced by these blogs! I saw a few hijabis yesterday when I went outside my small city. I almost wanted to salam them but I was not wearing hijab and I didn't want to take anybody by surprise... Thought about it after and who wouldn't want to be salammed? Anywho!

I saw one hijabi dressed in a way that just made me think... "Her hair is covered but this is not hijab." It was all just too tight and the scarf covered all the hair well, but was not covering the shape of her breasts. Her clothes were covering the skin, but not the shape. I mentionned this to my husband and he just said, "This is the regular Egyptian style." and he's pretty right. I thought it was fine back then, but the blogs have really changed what I see as modest hijab!

I explained to my husband that in this blogging world I visit, the fashion bloggers have abayas in their fashion sets, or have long tops at least covering the bum with loose pants or a skirt.

11 Comentários:

SirAdib.com said...

So what did he say to that? :o

Candice said...

Lol, I was typing this earlier at work and kinda didn't have time to continue, and didn't know what to say really, because he didn't have a big reaction. And I was like... should I press publish or figure out where I'm going with this?

He didn't really respond anyway, but I know he feels abayas and even niqabs are for older people and that it's a bit extreme on young people. One of his cousins wears niqab and he finds it a bit too much (but supports more his aunt who recently started wearing it). Another cousin, the niqabi's sister, dresses conservatively but stylishly with loose, long clothing, often abaya-styles (without being abaya). I think he finds that good. And he likes that I am making efforts to be more modest and agrees that it's not the "right" hijab.

*~Ange~* said...

i think it all comes down to wearing clothes that cover and conceal. its not just about covering. ive seen girls in loose jeans that were more modest than some girls in long skirts because of the tightness. and your hub is rght - that is very popular in egypt.

Jamilah said...

Keep in mind what is popular style in any country or culture does not make hijab... actually I know that you know that better than some muslims. :)

struggling said...

Salam Candice,
It's definately important in Islam to dress modestly, but modest dress doesn't always make a good Muslim. I think people put a lot of focus on hijab and not as much on prayer and being a good kind person, all very important things in Islam. There are a lot of women in my area who wear the abaya and pair it with a black or white hijab, but they won't return salams or are rude and then there are Muslim women who don't wear hijab but are very friendly and will be the first to say salam, intention in Islam means so much and no one is perfect but I'd rather not know the first type of women

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

I agree with struggling. Hijab does not make a good Muslim. Unfortunately this seems to be all Muslims these days care about, whether a girl is veiled or not. Who cares about prayer and the ACTUAL 5 pillars?

JASMINA said...

I so agree with the last two comments :)!

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Candice said...

You guys are completely right. That's why for me, even if I feel hijab is at the very least strongly recommended, and I feel so positively about it and would hope to have the strength to wear it, it's not something I'd put any effort in for the beginning. There are so many other things to go through that dressing pretty modestly would be enough for me for some time... I want to focus on the pillars!!

Cecilia said...

have you conveted now? did I miss that?

Hijab Chic said...

As salam alaykum :)

Islamic modesty is not just about covering the skin, it’s about concealing the shape as well. Cover your hair, but show off your body? Doesn't make sense...
Tight clothing with a headscarf isn't hijab, but a cultural headscarf.

I recently posted something about hijab and tight clothing..
Check out my blog if you're interested!

Pray for Allah to give you strength to wear your hijab :) InshAllah your prayers will be answered.

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