Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fashion or Faith?

I recently did this design for my cafepress store, and it reflects how I feel about hijab and the command of Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala to cover.

A narration from `Aishah (radhi Allahu anha) that some women from Banu Tamim came to see her wearing transparent clothing. `Aishah said to them: "If you are are believing women, these are not the clothes of believing women."

There seem to be a trend as of late of Muslim women thinking that as long as the actual skin is covered its ok if its tight. An example would be jeans wiith a long sleeve shirt... all tight, but not skin showing! We are to be modest in our dress. Nothing is to be tight, transparent or overly vibrant.

I think this ties into my last post as well, about not being able to let go of this dunya. Muslm women are tempted by what they see in the streets and in fashion magazines. They want to be able to fit in with western society and therefore try to emulate their form of dress. We all have nice clothes for home or sisters gatherings, but they are not meant to be worn in everyday life. For new Muslims things are different, they are just getting used to the concept of modesty and need to have that transition period. But as the knowledge and iman grows, they should start to see the true value in dressing modestly.

Another thing that I find hard to understand is those that don't cover at all. Of course the new Muslim thing applies here as well, but I don't get how people who have been Muslim for years or born Muslim do not follow that command of Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala? What is it that holds people back? I'm not being judgmental here, I really want to know? Is it fear of acceptance? Is it lack of confidence?

May Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala give us strength to fufill his commands to the best of our ability.


Umm Travis said...

So beautiful ma sha Allah.

And you're telling meeeeeeeeee? Have you EVER been to Egypt LOL? They take the "hijab" to a whole other level!

Tammy said...

Assalamu Alaikum

Masha'Allah awesome blog.


Umar said...

Of course this doesn't just apply to women. Men walk around clean shaven, with skin tight shirts and pants and pants so long they have to fold them 3 or 4 times when they pray.

*~Ange~* said...

yah i also wonder why born muslims dont cover at all.. its strange considering a convert can be found in full abaya and hijab and some born muslims walk around in tiny shorts and tanktops.