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Ya AhlulBayt got a reaction from Hussain Abidi in Real Hejab
Living in the western hemisphere, I wear a jilbab (mantoo) and obviously a hijab (like the women on Al-Manar TV). I occasionally wear the darker, more dull, 'non attractive' colors. Now, by dull and non-attractive colors, I don’t mean I or anyone else must only dress in blacks and browns all the time. No. I’m referring to those calm, non fancy/shiny, non catchy and sure, somewhat dark colors. For instance, ocean blue, green, navy blue, brown, black, grey, and yes even beige and white. However, not one of those shades that make you stand out because as we all know, the lighter and brighter the color, the more attractive it will be. I personally believe that 'color' and also style, both play a major role in the hijab and simply covering your figure doesn't completely fulfill ones duty of hijab (some may argue this, but that's my honest opinion and belief) Living in the west for a good 10 years, and dressing the way I do; never was I ever criticized or made fun of because of the way I dress and for looking ‘different’ from everyone else.
Now, aside from color, the most appropriate and suitable hijab to wear (especially in the west) is a jilbab/mantoo. It does a great job of covering ones figure and thus, hopefully, in Allah (swt)’s will, reaching and fulfilling our hijab requirements.
Sis nayma, you asked if attractive hijabs are halal and my reply to you is what is the purpose of hijab? Is it not to be modest and not to attract attention? Therefore, by wearing attractive hijabs wouldn’t that be contradicting to the initial purpose of hijab?
The following is a verse from the Holy Quran regarding hijab:
“And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear therof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, or their brothers’ sons or their sisters’ sons, or their women or the servants whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex, and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O you Believers, turn you all together towards Allah, that you may attain Bliss.” (Quran 24:31).
I’ve attached several pictures from Al-Manar TV as an example of what I have been referring to throughout my post of a good, modest, and a non attractive hijab.
InshAllah my post has been useful=]
Ya AhlulBayt got a reaction from Skye in Burqini
There's a difference of jogging out in public where men can see you and an (in door: women only gym). No one said that muslim women must be fat, weak and unhealthy but the opposite. our religion teaches us that we must treat our body well and in a good manner for we don't own it, its an amana. One just has to do it in the right context and avoid haram.