i wonDer… Hijab

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Today’s young girls take inspiration from the so-called Hijabi Youtubers. With there ever beautiful looks, amazing make up skills and cool Hijab wrapping styles they do make great personalities online. Some with thousands of followers and fans who consider them to be their ultimate IDOLS, these Hijabi women make an identity of their own.

my_hijab_by_nysahanny-d5jlx1pThat said, I WONDER… if they deserve to be considered IDOLS. Is all what they do actually RIGHT in the light of religion? Some of them are so concerned about showing a tiny strand of hair or their neck while they demonstrate various hijab styles, but they forget (or should I say ignore) to cover their fronts and wear loads of makeup which makes them look very attractive. There are some others who talk a lot about being modest, wearing modest clothes, practicing Islam and so on, but the same individuals make videos of “My Summer Look”, “Halloween Makeup”, “My Winter Wardrobe” etc., where they show off their beauty. I wonder how this would make any sense at all. Did I forget to mention some of those who promote HALAL nail polish and the so-called “wudhu friendly” make up ranges? They really may be water-soluble makeup hence making them wudhu friendly, but my question is if it is all that necessary for one to wear such make up when Islam says any form of beautification that elevates ones beauty and grabs attention is HARAM. If so, isn’t wearing Hijabs in various styles (with a volumizer, with a hood, with an artificial bun or with Hijab jewelry) or wearing any kind of make up, all Haram? Shouldn’t we all keep it simple and less catchy? Isn’t that what Islam asks us to do? Shouldn’t we all keep it minimal?

What I feel is in today’s world Hijab has become an item of fashion and it is for the better making young girls start covering their heads but the problem is that they are forgetting the parts below their head. That is exactly where the problem is. It doesn’t make sense to me the combination of tight-fitting clothes, translucent shawls and dark red lipstick with a Hijab over their head of-course covering every strand of hair and hair alone. What is the use? Are we not thinking deeper?

“Say to the believing  men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.” [Quran 24:30]

“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 (ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms except to… “[Quran 24:31]


Disclaimer: This article does not directly or indirectly refer to any particular personalities in the online world. This description is devoid of such direct name indications and is a personal view alone. 

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