Assalamualaikum dear friends and readers.
I was not planning to update this blog yet but from nowhere, the idea came for me to say something about the topic above. I know, I might be one in a thousand people out there who's a niqabi and talking about fashion in her blog. I know a few niqabi friends who observe fashion just like other women, only that we observed and try to sort out which one is suitable for us, muslim women.
The most important consideration is, we can choose to be fashionable but with caution. What I mean is everything I put on my body should make me feel beautiful in front of Allah, my husband and myself. If others think the clothes I'm wearing are beautiful too, alhamdulillah and I hope they can wear the same clothes too.
|I call this fashionable.|
I like fashion and I also like beautiful clothes and things. It does not mean that when you are a niqabi and you wear black almost everyday you can't like fashion. Who says you can't? In my dictionary, fashion is part of my daily life. It's very important for me to be fashionable in an Islamic way. Modest, stylish, elegant and makes me feel great with myself.
In my opinion, when you like the clothes that you are wearing, you know that the clothes are following the Islamic dress code, you wear it cleanly, tidily and smartly, all these thing combined together make me feel great to face the world. At the same time it makes me happy that my clothes have inspired others to change for the best. I'm not saying I'm better than others but this confidence in presenting myself as a niqabi with a career and two businesses also came from the way I am dressed.
|I'm comfortable like this.|
There are fashion and there are fashion. Choose the one that can help Islam. The choice is in our hands and with knowledge and experience we can present ourself as an elegant niqabi fashionista (can I use that word?). Always be modest but not over the top and do not be too extreme.