My lovely people!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
I know, what are the odds of me posting up two videos in a row? Thought that I should coz I have been delaying requests and that aint good now, is it?
Anyhoo, this is a tute for a turban style using the square scarf. This especially goes to my baby girl of Shop Naisha who wants to give a breath of life to her square scarves. Babe, you're in for a treat because this ones' for you. And of course to the other girls too, because surely we can't have too many square scarves, can we?
There are so many ways you can improvise with this style. What you have to do first of all is fold the scarf in two to create a triangle piece of magic, and then you place the bigger end on your forehead. You can either place it at the center, or do it like I did - to the side. You cannot go wrong with styling anything, well given that you style it the right way :p Using square scarves are always quick and so so so easy. Even the video's shorter than my other tutes!
So lets start, shall we?
Oh! Before I leave you, I have to say thank you to Khairy for getting me this scarf from UK. Sweet as ;)
Friday, October 14, 2011
This tutorial is a request by an Instagram follower, "fadhh", for a 60s themed function she'll be attending tomorrow. It's a throwback of the yellow animal print turban that I wore to my cousin's cake cutting ceremony during her wedding week. "fadhh", this is the closest I can get to that version. Now, this shows to everyone that my turbans are always different and I am not always able to repeat making a same one when it involves something so innovative (say whaaaat~?) HAHA maybe innovative isn't the correct word, but what I'm trying to say is it's different, and I don't wear this style all the time so I lack practice hehehe...
Anyway, a very important tip when attempting this style - you can go as big or as small with the "rose" on the side. You may want to put it to the left, or right, or make it as elaborative as you want. Big, small, medium, there's no measure. And you can twist it any way you want coz that'll create a whole new texture altogether. BUT you have to pin down the rose because it will loosen itself like a snake woken up after a great digestive sleep when it's had a goat for lunch!
This means that you can't go wrong with this one. To "fadhh", good luck tying this baby up and I wish you all the fun at your function. Should be so much fun dressing up!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
...I told myself I can change; and just as Shaytan started messing with my mind, I firmly told myself: I am a slave of Allah. My job is to take a step and it is Allah’s will if He wants me to get to the end of this road, He will help me through it. I promised myself that this time I will change, and even if I failed, I had firm faith in Allah’s mercy, and that no matter what the end result would be, at least on the Day of Judgement I would be able to tell Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala that at least I tried, at least I took a step.
The first time I went to a dinner party with my hijab and niqab I was extremely nervous. As I entered I kept looking at my feet, trying to avoid the negative vibes that came from the fashion-conscious aunties. I felt that I didn’t have the courage to face them. My mind kept telling me, don’t look up, don’t look at them, just ignore them. I secretly made du’a to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala to create ease for me in this step, and my heart then told me: it’s time to face them.
Something in my mind instantly replied, no, what must they all be thinking about you?
I humbly looked up, smiling to myself, and answered that daunting question with a simple reply: I don’t care what people think.
And that was the day when I actually understood the reality of these words. That was the day when these words came from my heart and I understood that when you do something for your Lord, then it is His Mercy that surrounds your heart and thus you give in to true submission to Him; and that is when He makes the trials of this world very easy.
When the hearts are fully submerged in the ocean of submission to Him — that is when the high tides of this world cause no harm to the one who is already overcome –overcome by the storm of Hubbu lillah (love for Allah).
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Yesterday I met with a dear friend who's caught up in a dilemma that
has been caused by the secular world who claims to be religious and
rightful. I immediately was able to connect to her because I have been
through the same thing and felt what she's feeling.
Our movement, this thing that we're trying to do, is full of obstacles
and challenges that are not foreseeable. People may see it as
something that's easy to do - what's so hard about it, you think of
something and you blog about it; you wear something and you blog about
it. But the fact is it isn't as easy as you think it is because we are
faced with the dilemma of judgement every single second of our living.
In Islam, there are set rules that we have to adhere to and one of
them is the Five Pillars of Islam. Before you wish to judge someone
else based on what they are doing you have to measure yourself against
these pillars and answer me YES if you've done all of them. If you
have then alhamdulillah. But I haven't. You may say that I'm the worst
of muslims to be abandoning rukun based on the five pillars but you're
Islam is the easiest religion you can adopt. It has been told that
being a muslim is the easiest thing to do because apart from the
things that we are told to abstain from, other things you are welcome
to explore in order to progress and improve your lives. Islam has
never told us to not get any education and knowledge about things.
Islam has never taught us to hate other people who are not muslims.
Islam is the best religion to be born into and is the best to
We are encouraged to inspire other muslims to put into practice the
things that have been passed on to us from the Prophet Muhammad SAW.
For example, girls and their hijabs. Sure, we must cover our chest
area, not show skin on the areas that are considered as aurah but look
at the generation now and ask yourselves are they willing to get
covered when all they see on television and in the movies are skin
bearing and tight shirt wearing girls of their age? And of course with
all the obstacles and tests that are fallen unto us we would easily
succumb to temptation.
And we live in the Facebook and Tumblr generation. Think of the things
that we share in these websites. People are saying that it is haraam
to share our pictures on the website.
I know the answer is to avoid any subahat but what if the intention of
these people who share are nothing but pure? Think of all the girls
who has been inspired by the likes of hijab fashionistas and think of
the number of girls who day by day decide to wear the hijab before
anything else. What do you say to that? All I'm saying is that, with
the right niat in your heart, it'll be very easy for you to reach out
to other people. On the other hand, when your niat is to be praised
for your looks THEN it becomes haram and not only your body parts,
even your FACE will be aurah. That's what we don't want to happen,
Please know that what me and my friends are trying to do is NOT to
show off. It is to inspire and to reach out to girls out there to
become better Muslimahs. WE have to start somewhere right? Sure, some
people would say that all this covering up mumbo jumbo is just for
fashion but insyAllah I can assure you that I have never intended it
to be that way. If I have to tell you a little bit about my experience
right now, the hijab has attracted this murky heart of mine to study
more about Islam. The hijab has made my heart curious to study and
practice surahs and hadiths and I am trying my very best to live
according to sunnah. It doesn't always work and I am not the perfect
muslimah but I am striving to.
So all these people who are calling us hijab models and hijab
fashionistas - please just don't. I refuse to be associated with
anything that is related to modelling because that is not my end
journey, I do not strive to get to the end of the road of a modelling
career. When I get out of the tunnel I would like the destination to
The right niat is what you need for everything you do. That is how you
get Allah's blessing. Just remember that. I don't oppose people who
wear the hijab to be pretty, although I would advice you to not use it
wrongly. I am giving advice to my sisters that if you want to start
something, the correct niat is what you need. Because Allah knows
whats in your heart.
And to girls who are about to start or has started the same journey as
I, good luck and may Allah give you the strength to hold on and pick
up yourself when you've been pushed by comments by those who are
ignorant and judgemental. We don't need to care what others think
about us because they are not the people we want to impress. We know
so well whom we'd like to impress ;)
Monday, October 3, 2011
The get up.