Wow it's been way too long since I last updated this blog. Not to mention my lookbook as well. I've two reasons, one; I've been busy with college and life, two; after appearing on TV Al-Hijrah's Assalamualaikum with my lovely Scarflet sisters there were 'comments' left on that show's FB page about our little section. And these comments, just made me feel uncomfortable. I'm not one who can shove people's opinions aside just like that. Especially, when it has got to do with the choices I make in life, something that seems as simple as the choice of what I wear.
The big question we 'hijabsters' as some of you call us is "Can fashion + covering the aurah mix?". Of course we don't want to go out looking drab. In other words we want to look good. Which brings me to the next question.. "Who do we want to look good for?". The public? Ourselves? Then we tend to justify ourselves.. giving all sort of reasons as to why we dress up 'fashionably'.
Seeing the trend these days, myself included, I feel that we are drifting further and further away from the core reason of the hijab. It's not only about covering the hair on our head, but all other parts of the body as well. I'm pretty sure all Muslim girls/women understand the concept of covering your aurah. Unfortunately we do not apply this concept as a whole. We only take bits and pieces which we feel are convenient. We customize according to our own tastes and desires. Why? To look beautiful of course. Is it wrong to wanting to look beautiful? No. But, perhaps the things we do, in this case, the things we wear might not be quite appropriate.
Those who claim, "I know what I'm doing.. I do it for Islam. I do it for the love for Allah.." DO WE REALLY? I'm sure that is somewhat our intention but I believe we mainly do it for ourselves or perhaps the society who tend to be so judgmental, or maybe for the facebook likes, or feeling good about yourself when people compliment your look, e.t.c..
I still do think it is OKAY to be fashionable. But, it's just so easy to cross the line. So let's wear it right. I've had this campaign in my BUDU DAN BELACAN blog for a while now. It's a bout time I shared this here as well.
It's not easy, but it's possible. I still have my skinny jeans that I've yet to throw out. And I still smack some make up, just enough so I won't look like a zombie, but sometime a little more so I'd look like a pretty zombie. Acchkkk Achhkkk *zombie sounds*.
Now, let's all try to by better a better Muslimah. Allah loves us,how about we show Him that we do too! So let's wear it right.
I agree with every single word she says. "Just put Islam before fashion" ~Adibah Awg