A picture speaks a thousand words!

Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem

As “they” say…a picture speaks a thousand words… here is one I found which speaks volumes…


Why its obvious that “Rue 21” hejab style is not proper hejab…

Surah al-Ahzab ayah 59 says:

O Prophet! Say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the faithful to draw their outergarments (jilbabs) close around themselves; that is better that they will be recognized and not annoyed. And God is ever Forgiving, Gentle.

Nuff said…




7 thoughts on “A picture speaks a thousand words!

  1. Just kind of wondering if they’re staring at her because she is wearing a headscarf… especially since they’re in a non muslim majority country. Hijabis probably are not seen much so when they do see one they can’t help but stare. Do agree though that the clothing is too tight.

    • salaamu alaikum, sister that picture was taken in central London which is one of the most diverse cities and areas in the world! Muslims along with others are extremely common in London and infact from a sister I know who lives in London, in some areas of London niqab and overhead abaya is the norm and noone, not even non-Muslims bat an eye. Also England has a massive Muslim population with London having the largest figure in the huge numbers of Muslim tourists that visit it each year…like Harrods for example has such a huge draw of Gulf tourists that they actually sell designer abayaat from Gulf designers! Or like there is a very upscale version of Arabian Oud in London for the Gulf tourists who own homes in London and stay for vacation…no sis, atleast in London, I dont think they were staring because they see a woman in a headscarf. OK, yes maybe rural backwater Ireland maybe or rural Kentucy…LOL…yes, but in a city…any city…generally there is diversity and London has a ton of Muslims! Additionally if you look at the body language the guys are standing and gawking in a manner which men adopt when checking a chick out…people who gawk because of shock or curiosity dont stand or look like that. Thats a chick check out stance/expression…also the woman herself has the body posture of someone who is uncomfortable and knows shes being checked out because of her body on display…often if we feel we are being looked at we tend to instinctively fiddle with our clothing…right? Or we hunch our shoulders a bit. Sorry sis, but given the fact its central London…i doubt they hadnt ever seen a hijabi before…esp in a city where niqab and overheads on local Muslim Britishers and foreign tourists are as common as shorts or teeshirts are on non-Muslims.

  2. i think u have missed the point umm ibrahim, they are not looking because she is wearing a hijab, but the lack of it. If she was covered properly perhaps they wouldnt have given her a second thought.

    • Sis I think ur mistaking me for a commenter, I know if u read my
      Post I’m saying what ur saying. Hence the picture and the Ayah.

  3. oh by the way, i live in central london, i wear the niqab and abayah and i get abuse everyday subhanallah… sisters who wear tight clothing like this, know they are not covering properly, and ur right that even the sis in the pic can feel it… may allah guide her and us ameen

  4. In many areas of London sisters wearing hijab is the norm, indeed the majority of women wear hijab full stop, you do of course get some areas where people are rude and abusive, like any city but frankly like Ummibi said in most areas people don’t bat an eyelid. I wear overhead abaya and niqab and get comments maybe once a year, if that? And I live in London also. If I remember rightly that particular army site is close to regents park masjid and the areas with a lot of traditionally dressed Arab sisters, usually wearing overhead abaya or other conservative attire so these soldiers are probably confused as to why this sister is dressed as such an anathema to what they usually see. Allaahu Alim.

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