Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatooh!
Who is Old School Hejabi?
I’m a Muslima, long time Mohajabah, and a Mom to a too cool little kidlet! (Mash’Allah). I prefer to go by my kunya of Umm Ibrahim aka. Old School Hejabi.
Why this blog?
This blog is devoted to conservative Mohajabaat and Monaqabaat fashion which is in line with Islamic guidelines. As another sister has mentioned on her blog…”there is nothing wrong with loving fashion as long as its Shariah compliant” and I couldn’t agree more.
I started this blog several years ago as I saw then and still see today a serious lack of blogs geared towards Muslim women who dress conservatively in abayaat, jilbabs, khimaars and niqabs! In my opinion, there are wayyyy to many blogs which cater to attire which is far from islamically appropriate with skinny jeans, short shirts but perfect scarves…aka. Rue 21 Hejab. This blog does not cover not cater to those styles but instead focuses on attire which fullfills the religious requirements for hejab!
Why the term “Old School Hejabi”?
Well, cuz I’m Old School! Yah, really…I started to cover in the mid/late 90s back when there was no such thing as “hijabista”! When wearing hejab was NOT cool or trendy! I believe that hejab is not just a headscarf but in its fullest religious sense a term encompassing modesty in attire AND behavior and that is that. I do not, never have and never will consider proper hejab doudy or old fashioned! There is beauty and dignity in the simple and elegant lines of true hejab!
I sincerely pray this blog gives sisters who dress conservatively in their hejab to please their God an outlet for ideas and stories and en’sha’Allah to encourage sisters new to Islam or covering to decide to dress the way they should be dressed! Not the way society *thinks* they should dress! ameen…
Jazakh’Allah’Khair for reading this!