A question I get asked a lot is how I stay strong wearing my hijab in a western country, and how I don’t get affected by societies beauty ideals. The truth is, I’m like everyone else, I have really bad hijab days (more than I actually have good ones), and I used to be very aware of how i looked and dressed before I wore the hijab which made it harder in the beginning. I was always very fashion forward and wore makeup everyday, so the change I made was very drastic and took many years for me to get comfortable in. What I have noticed lately however is that whenever I feel bad in my hijab, I try dress up and have a girls night in and helps a lot! Just that feeling of doing your hair and makeup, dressing up in pretty outfits and hanging out in an off-hijab mode helps you boots that confident and gives that feeling of being ”like everyone else”, and that has helped me a lot during the tough days. Another thing is taking care of yourself, especially if you are married or you have kids. One tend to never priorities oneself and thats the worst trap ever. Go to the hairdressers, or the gym, buy that trendy midi-dress you want, or those ripped jeans, and were them at home and be flawless. Do your hair and makeup and just be yourself, for yourself. It’s important to feel that you are yourself once you are in the right off-hijab environment, otherwise that voice telling you that you look ugly in your hijab is going to take over your brain. Ultimately we wear our hijab to please Allah and because we are obligated to. It’s and act of obedient and worship, and it would be such a shame to wast the beauty of that deed by going around hating it or hating yourself because of it.
What do you girls do when you have week moments in your hijab? Do you have any thoughts or trix to motivate yourselves?
Saaaaalam ladies!! And welcome to my new blog!! You guys might be wondering why I’ve started a new blog or why I have two blogs now as it actually is. And it’s simpley because I wanted to follow my heart and do what I do best and do it wholeheartedly, which is blogging about modest fashion. Since my other blog slowly turned into a lifestyle blog although it once started as a food and fashion blog, I feel like I’ve lost a part of my real interest along the way. So here is to second chances, a do over and a do it right-move. Are you guys with me?!
It’s 2018, and this day to be exact, marks 10 years of me being a hijabi. Can you guys believe it? A decade allahummabarik?! which of more then half of it I’ve been on social media blogging about it. I’ve come a long way in finding my personal style alongside the Islamic regulations of wearing the hijabi. It hasn’t been easy, specially since I’ve always felt like I don’t have that “hijab-face” that so many others have. But my love to God overcomes that insecurity and that’s what keeps me going. My hijab journey also began with the biggest battle of all – fighting to wear it and fit in amongst my own family. The style I chose (no-pants, only abaya most of the time), was really hard for my family to accept, mostly because they were worried about me, about becoming too “extreme” and how things would be in Tunisia (because of the old regime). It took a few years, but we are all good now, and I’m so happy I struggled so much in the beginning because it only made me more determined, and even more in love with the hijab. I hold on real tight to those feelings and memories whenever I go through difficulties with my hijab. And as I promised myself then, and as I renew that promise everyday – once the hijab is on, it’s on for life Inshaa Allah 🙏🏻
With that being said, during this day and age, it has never been this amazing, complicated, lovely and hard to be a hijabi in todays society, and social media enhances all those feels. So here is a new platform were everything hijab goes! A platform about hijab in every context possible. Jalla bismillah ❤
P.S Yes, I will be blogging in english, sorry not sorry 😛