modesty

In defense of Hijabsters

A couple of months ago, I shared an article on my Facebook page about ‘Hijabi Hipsters’; a new generation of hijabis who fuse fashion with faith by wearing stylish hijab-friendly outfits. “Wow, that sounds like you!” One of my friends noted. Most of the other people in the thread seemed…

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Part 1: Aunty Mohja’s modesty primer

Preachy as she is, Aunty Mohja is not out to convert you to traditional Islamic dress, only to that root of its ethos that’s a basic right and blessing for all. Her to-do list is pragmatic, tailored to a secular American populace. Observant Muslims, be prepared that her Rules will not, therefore, be up to hijab standards. And to the midriff-baring girls Aunty Mohja sees at the Mecca Mall in Amman, Jordan, don’t throw the baby (of basic decency) out with the bathwater (of the veiling you choose not to do).

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Research: Women don’t like modest men

Apparently, research has revealed that women don’t like modesty in a man. Read full study here. The three female researchers showed more than 200 people videotapes of a man and a woman applying for a job as a computer lab manager. The male and female actors both followed the same script…

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WSJ: ‘Modest’ bathing suits make a splash

When Deborah Nixon heads to her local pool in her swimsuit—a pair of long black leggings and a matching short-sleeved top like surfers wear—she gets compliments and admiring glances, at least from other women. “It is the New Sexy,” says Ms. Nixon. The 58-year-old, who has abandoned her conventional one-piece…

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Muslim gymnast criticized for wearing “revealing” leotard

A Muslim Malaysian gymnast has been fiercely defended by her fans and supporters after she was criticised for wearing a “revealing” leotard at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games last week – where she took home two gold medals. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, 21, who won six medals in total, was slammed…

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The Spring and Summer Game Plan

  It’s Saturday mid-afternoon and while we write about our game plan for this Spring and Summer, we sip our new season concoction drink[Iced, unsweetened, lemon and turmeric water] and hear the energy of the rain outside that killed our first trip to the farmer’s market, but it’s all good!…

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Dian Alyan

The tsunami of 2004 changed my life forever and I believe it was my destiny that Allah swt has written for me.  He designed my life for a better purpose and the path I had chosen turned from running global brands to running global homes for orphans. Who are you?…

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Kulsoom Abdullah

 I have been Olympic Weightlifting for four years, and participating in Crossfit for two.  I launched my website LiftingCovered.com to document my experiences weightlifting in U.S. national competitions.   Who Are you? I was born in Kansas City but my family comes from the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa region of Pakistan.  I…

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Raidah Shah Idil

…One of my dreams is to be a video game storyboard writer. I am a huge believer in the power of storytelling, and believe it  or not, the best video games have extremely well-written stories. Who are you? I was born in Singapore in 1983 and moved to Sydney, Australia,…

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