Hijabs/Scarves For Less!

Hello and Salaams ladies!

Today I thought that I’d bring to you a short post about hijabs/scarves that I had purchased last month from Hijab Girl. I used to order from here often in the past and thought that I would give it a go again.

If you don’t know what a “hijab” is, it is a head covering that practicing Muslim women wear. But if you are not Muslim or don’t wear hijab, you can still order from this site regardless.

The scarves are shipped from Amman, Jordan and are shipped through DHL. Now, back in the day I used to get these scarves in the mail. I’m not sure why it has changed. Maybe it’s just something that depends on where you are.

They also have more than scarves to pick from. They have hijab pins (holds the scarf in place), underscarves (keeps scarf from slipping in the front), arm sleeves (kinda like an extended t-shirt for your arms, minus the shirt bit) a hanger for the scarves (pretty much self explanatory, iamrite? :D) too. There are also different kinds of scarves such as the one and two piece amira, square and oblong. This site has a lot to choose from such as plain, patterns and glitter scarves. They are decorative but not overly done.

Right now they are having a “30 for 30” deal where if you spend over 30 dollars you can put a discount code in to get 30% off your order. Certainly worth a look-see if you are a hijabi or just like scarves in general.

But enough chit-chat, let’s get to the pictures! I didn’t wear these I only took pictures of the scarves. I’ll leave a link under the pictures that will take you directly to the site. 😉

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This is a super soft, super light scarf. It has little bits of glitter in it to give your look a little bit of oomph. You can find this here: Blue Confetti Wrap 

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This is the scarf out of the package. It may look lighter due to the lights that I was using to take the picture.

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This is a red one in the same style. Red Confetti Wrap 

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Beautiful color! 🙂

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Same style, different color. Green Confetti Wrap

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This kind of material is perfect for spring and summer days since it’s super light.

 

 

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This style is a bit different. Although it is still lightweight, it’s a little bit more on the plainer side, which is what I like. Brown Weightless Wonder Wrap

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Super thin material as you can see. 

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Same style but in gray. When I bought this I got this in just a plain ol’ gray color. It seems that they don’t have any more of these but they do have light gray. Light Gray Weightless Wonder Wrap

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Very soft to the touch too.

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This is a reddish brown color. Fire Brick Weightless Wonder

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Beautiful color!

I left links to the different colored scarves but it might take you to the style of the scarf instead of the particular color. If it does you can choose from there, if you are inclined to do so.

The confetti wraps are 100% polyester and measure 175 x 80 cm (about 69 x 31 in). These should be hand washed only and then hung to dry.

The weightless wonders are also 100% polyester and measure 185 x 93 cm (about 72 x 36 in). You can wash these in the washer on light or delicate and hang to dry. Personally, I would wash any scarf by hand unless it is of a thick, durable material.

I reckin’ that’s all she wrote and by she, I mean me (of course). Come back next week for more interesting stuffs and topics.

Until next time! 😀

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Ramadan Mubarak!

Hey girls and Salaams to my beautiful Muslimahs

This is a super quick post and a late one at the but I wanted to wish all of you who are participating in fasting this month a happy Ramadan.

In case you are unfamiliar with this time of the year, Ramadan is the month of fasting for Muslims around the world. And I say around the world because being Muslim does not pertain to only one race or only one country. Instead there are Muslims of all races and from all walks of life which to me, is a beautiful thing. 🙂

Not only do Muslims fast but we also give in zakat or charity to the poor, pray more at the mosque and read Qur’an. We basically try to do more good deeds since they are multiplied during this month.

At lot of people who aren’t familiar with Ramadan often ask if we don’t eat or drink anything during the whole month. Well, no. A person would probably die if they did that. The fasting starts at fajir. Fajir is the morning prayer, the first out of 5 prayers that is prayed. Where I live, fajir is around 3:05 am. Before fajir though, we eat something called suhoor. This is the food and drink that is going to give a fasting person the energy that they need to make it through the day. You ever heard that saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Eating suhoor proves that.

The beginning of fasting and the breaking of fasting changes. For example, someone on the east side will start to fast before someone on the west side due to the time. And Ramadan never starts on the same day every year like some other holidays. It moves back about 10 to 13 days every year. So instead of fasting in June, in a couple years we’ll be fasting in May and then April. It sound complicated but it’s not. ☺

But anyways, that was a really quick touch up about Ramadan. If you are interested in more you can ask or look it up.

May Allah accept your fast and good deeds! 💖

Ramadan Mubarak  😁 

Not For Only One Crowd

This is your girl coming back at you with just a really quick, really super duper fast post. I wanted to be clear and make sure that we are on the same page and in a way, we already are.

When I started this blog some four years ago I only had one targeted audience that I wanted to get through to and that was the female population of Muslims. At that time I was homeschooling my son (and still do) and wanted to share my ideas that we did together at home. In a sense I’m still trying to target that same audience but I wanted to make that audience bigger than that. I figured that I’d try to reach out to the female population as a whole. I’am and we are women, are we not?

This time around I didn’t want to cut out a huge chunk of women because they are not Muslim. My blog and my posts are meant to be helpful to all females from all walks of life. I want to share my ideas, likes, dislikes, experiences and whatever else with the ladies of the interweb.

**Now, (black lady finger waving time, haha) if you aren’t a Muslim female and like my content, that’s great! That’s what I’m going for. If you aren’t a Muslim female and don’t like my content, that’s great too! If you don’t like that I wear hijab or pray to Allah, that’s fine. You don’t have to. You don’t have to like everything that I like or dislike. I just ask that you try to remain positive in your comments if you make any.

*If you are a Muslim female and like my content, that’s great as well! If you are a Muslim female and don’t like my content, that’s also great! As I said before, you don’t have to like what I like. But with both of us being Muslim females, we both should practice the “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything”. Honestly, I have been looked down more from Muslim women than I have non-Muslim women. Sad, ain’t it? Some people are quick to give “advice” to someone without even knowing the whole situation. And some of those people are even faster to make themselves feel like they are in a higher place than the other because they gave that “critical” advice. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t advise people, not at all. What I’m saying is that if you don’t like that I post about this kind of makeup or that kind of high heels or this kind of fashion then I shouldn’t post about it at all.

***This blog is made out of my own likes and dislikes, experiences, up’s and down’s and is made to cater to all women regardless or race, religion, personal preference, whatever. I’m not trying to stick to one specific type of female but instead all women. If there is something that displeases you because of your personal tastes, know that it was something that was pleasing to me first and you don’t have to like, share or follow me.

🙂

Muslim Struggles?

While people are bashing a religion that they most likely have no decent knowledge about, they could be doing something productive, like helping the poor, donating their time to a local food bank or even just cleaning up the street that they live on. All of those things and more can help the community and it’s people as a whole. It can help the people that live there inspire others to do and be better than what they were the day before. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem that that is what some people are choosing to do with their time. Of course not everyone is going to like what you like or do what you do, but is it really necessary to put one particular group of people on a whipping post just because you don’t like it?

If you haven’t caught on already, I’m a Mainer. I was born in Maine, I grew up in Maine and I basically never left Maine except for a few vacations with family when I was a kid. I grew up inside of a Christian household. My great uncles were/are pastors of their own church that I attended frequently as a child. Now, unless you’ve gone to a black Pentecostal church, then you will know that when they went to church, they went to CHURCH, honey! Like all day. But that was when I was a kid.

Fast forward to the age of 20, when I decided to convert to Islam. That was my own decision that I made by myself. No one made me do it, I wasn’t being held captive, it was something that I wanted to do on my own. Willingly. In the first years of my conversion, my family had an issue with it and I guess that I can understand where they are coming considering that I basically grew up in the families church. They probably felt that I was throwing away everything that I was taught but I didn’t. But if we are born with free will, why can’t I use my own free will to do what I feel is right for me?

I remember several of my close family members were upset when I converted and said “I had my own religion”. But my thought was how could they try to school me on something that they don’t even do? The ones that had the fit were the ones that were still drinking, smoking and partying well past the age of 40. I was 20 years old and was over that already. I even had one family member say to me that they were going to have a family meeting and “bring me back to Christianity”. That was really surprising to hear from that person.

I honestly think that the issue with my conversion was the hijab. If I had become a nun and started to wear a habit, I’m sure that they would be completely fine with it. But that would be because I would still be from the same faith as them. What’s funny about this is the ones that didn’t drink, smoke or party were the ones that didn’t say anything. They were the ones that were actually going to church every Sunday and were staying away from those things that altered your mind. They were the ones that I expected to hear from the most.

But as life went on, every now and then someone would say something to me that was meant to be disrespectful or hurtful. There has been a few times people have told me to “go home” or “go back to your own country“. And usually when something like that happens, it’s from a man. What they don’t know is this is my country and my home is just around the corner. Always has been. Now, don’t get me wrong, not everyday that I venture outside I get these crazies telling me off. It honestly happens only once in a while and in passing. No one has ever came up to me saying these things. Most people are nice and sometimes are rather curious.

Living in Maine as a black Muslim woman so far has had it’s shares of up’s and down’s. Some people think that I’m Somalian so sometimes I get stares or rude comments but even Somalis think I’m Somali so I guess it’s okay, haha. I truly believe that we as Muslims need to do is start educating people that want to be educated. Let’s try to put an end to polluted “knowledge” about Islam. Unfortunately, most people flock to their t.v.’s and news apps and see these terrorists making a bad name for the ones that practice Islam and naturally that’s how the viewer is going to see the Muslim population as a whole.

Let’s try to do better to be nicer, more tolerant, more giving, more patient but most of all let’s try to follow Islam. We as humans tend to learn better through the actions of others.

*If there are any negative comments they will be deleted and you will be blocked. Of course you are entitled to your freedom of speech but I’m also entitled to my freedom of block and delete! 😉

Hijabis Unite!

I wanted to make a quick post about hijabs. Not a hijabi? That’s okay, your girl got you 😉  Hijabs are the scarves that Muslim women wear on their heads, to put it plainly. Hijabis are the beautiful ladies that wear them. Some Muslim women wear them and some don’t but that isn’t what I’m here to post about.

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These are the hijabs that I bought from Hijab-ista several months ago (in dark purple, black and hot pink). The scarves are super long for that much need coverage and super thin that’s perfect for hot weather. 😀

I’m here to tell you about a site called Hijab-ista. This site has many different hijabs/scarves, accessories, under-scarves to choose from including different kinds of clothing (which are absolutely stunning, btw!). The prices vary from 5.99 (the lowest that I’ve seen) to 39.99 (the highest that I’ve seen). I actually ordered a few maxi hijabs from there several months ago and I’m quite pleased with the shipping and products.

The maxi hijbas are longer than usual oblong scarves and the material is thin so it’s great for the summer months and with them being so long it makes it perfect for coverage in the front. There are many colors to choose from so you can match all of your outfits to your liking. I definitely recommend taking a look for yourself if you haven’t heard of this wonderful site already! ^_^

Here are a few links to take a look for yourself

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hijabista?fref=ts

Their site: https://hijab-ista.com/index.php?route=common/home

Instagram: https://instagram.com/hijab_ista/

Happy Shopping! 🙂