Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I Wish

Ain't these hijabs beautiful? I think every so called Hijabnista would like to wear  one of these and that includes your truly. However, I can't wear these. Why? Well, here's why

“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and guard their modesty, and not to display their charms [in public] beyond what may [decently] be apparent thereof; hence, let them draw their head coverings over their bosoms. And let them not display [more of] their charms to any but their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands’ fathers, or their sons, or their husbands’ sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their womenfolk, or those whom they rightfully possess, or such male attendants as are beyond all sexual desire, or children that are as yet unaware of women’s nakedness; and let them not swing their legs [in walking] so as to draw attention to their hidden charms And [always], O you believers - all of you - turn unto God in repentance, so that you might attain to a happy state!”    [Qur’an 24:31]

I am a simple woman and  I love Syria Hijab as they are easy to wear and easy to take care of. To my dismay however that most all of Syria Hijabs are very short in length and therefore do not meet the requirement stated in the Holy Quran of what is a Hijab.

I sincerely hope that in the future more and more Hijabs will be made to not only make us Hijabnista but also to enable us to be a good muslim. Wallahualam

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Journey

Life is actually a journey. A journey which has been put upon us by the Almighty to test us. To see if we can live our lives as how it should be (as a Muslim of course).

I am born a Muslim and bred as a Malay (notice the difference). Yes! Being a Muslim and being a Malay is a totally different thing. In this country, if you are a Malay then you are a Muslim but if you are a Muslim you may or may not be a Malay (headache huh?)

It is sad to say that being a good Malay doesn't mean that you are a good Muslim. I myself was not a good Muslim until I enrolled in a religious boarding school. There, I learnt a lot about Islam and I practice Islam though not by choice as i did all that because it's the rule of the school.

Same with all things forced I stopped practicing Islam when I tasted some freedom when I was in my university days. Those were the dark days but I won't say I was no longer Muslim. I have never doubted Allah's existence. It's just I'm being stupid and ignorant. Too consumed with the pleasures of Dunya.

Alhamdulillah. After years of feeling anxious, incomplete and in darkness, I've return to my roots. Not Malay but Islam. It's still a process but a major Alhamdulillah. It's true Allah's love is the best. Be close to Him and you'll feel tremendous joy as He has promised in His Holy Quran