Category: Features

My boyfriend/husband/fiance doesn’t want me to wear a scarf

Disclaimer: Islam forbids dating and cross gender mixing. This post is NOT to encourage dating or haraam cross gender associations, rather it addresses valid concerns expressed by sisters and affords us a platform in order to address it. Alhumdulillah Since the conceptualization of this site as a platform to encourage and help sisters with the various issues encountered day to day we’re adhering to offering support to wear the hijab. It is a given that islam prohibits dating, and cross gender mixing. Beyond that, our site stats indicate alot of searches with the words (search string) ‘My boyfriend/husband doesn’t want...

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Wimsy at the Muslimah Fashion Show

Disclaimer: All pictures are property of (c) Wimsy, featured on Muslimah(Life)Style. Wimsy provides accessories for your hairscarf, for weddings special occasions. Fashioned to suit your needs. Specializes in beading. Wimsy can be reached on (+27) 72 954 0547 – Based in Cape Town, South...

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Hijab on the Runway

Guest post by Hasina Gori 1400 years and still going strong… this piece of cloth has evolved in terms of fashion yet still is a symbol of peace! Hijab, a simple cloth to cover up her femininity is the prerogative of modesty that a Muslim woman adheres to. It’s a symbol of purity to many, an agent of liberation to me, whilst to others, it is synonym of oppression and terrorism. However, like everything around us, the hijab has also evolved. It has grown up…changed…and even been through something as huge as a revolution. From the simple black three...

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Abaya challenges and hilarious side-effects

It is beautiful to see Muslimahs in South Africa and beyond express their femininity and unique style in a manner within the boundaries of Shariah. While there are many items of clothing available that fit the criteria of Hijab, my favourite is the Abaya. The black Abaya is like a blank canvas, a background to express any unique style. A bohemian scarf, a diamond necklace or even funky trainers are all means of adding your stamp to that blank canvas. For those sisters who are fans of this amazing item of clothing, you will be able to relate to...

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Book Launch: Onion Tears by Shubnum Khan

Brilliant debut Novel, Onion Tears by Shubnum Khan was launched at Exclusive books, Gateway on 6 May 2011. The book sees alot of interest piqued from the muslim community, who attended the launch. Khan is accompanied by her mentors who do much justice to presenting Khan’s talent as well as her book to an eager crowd. Kobus Moolmen asks ‘Why do we reach out? What do we reach out for?’ which highlights one of the base elements, of searching for ones identity,  that is embedded in the book. ‘Desire is an engine’ says Moolmen as he speaks of a...

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