Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatooh!
Who is Old School Hijabi?
I’m a Muslima, long time Muhajabah, and a Mom to a too cool little kidlet! (Mash’Allah). I prefer to go by my kunya of Umm Ibrahim aka. Old School Hijabi.
Why this blog?
This blog is devoted to conservative Muhajabaat 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-back in 2009 over at muhajabat.wordpress.com as I saw then and still see today a serious lack of blogs geared towards Muslim women who dress conservatively in what would be termed “proper hijab”! In my opinion, there are wayyyy to many blogs which cater to attire which is far from Islamically appropriate, replete 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 fulfils the religious requirements for hijab!
Why the term “Old School Hijabi”?
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” or “fashion hijab”! When wearing hejab was NOT cool or trendy, but an actual show of ones commitment to their deen (faith)! I believe that hijab is not just a headscarf but in its fullest religious sense a term encompassing modesty in attire AND behaviour and that is that (and required of BOTH genders in Islam). I do not, never have and never will consider proper hijab as doudy, old fashioned or a “thing” to scorn! There is beauty and dignity in the simple and elegant lines of true hijab!
I sincerely pray this blog gives sisters who dress conservatively in their hijab to please their God(Fi’Sab’Illah) 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!