Book Review: Unveiled

“Unveiled” is an exceptionally beautiful poetry book, written by “Rumki Chowdhury” and published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing.

This book highlights the sensitive matter of hijab and the mentality related to it in a very engaging and detailed way. The contents are divided into four parts, i.e. Mind, Body, Soul and My Hijab Story.

The first three parts being poetry followed by a personal hijab story of the author.

I really enjoyed reading this book and what actually impressed me are the comparisons that are being used to justify the hijabis.

This book can really help in increasing the awareness that hijabs do not limit a woman from performing activities or achieving anything she wants. Totally recommended!

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– Stoori

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Contest Winners for World Hijab Day!

Lilac Prose

Hello! Hello! I hope you are having an awesome day (or night depending on where you are =D)!

Like many other Hijabis out there, I celebrated World Hijab Day by sharing my hijab story with all of you on my blog. I also collaborated with the hijab brand Hidden Pearls (I reviewed their scarves a little while back here) for a Facebook centric Hijab Day contest asking Hijabis their stories.

Lilac Prose World Hijab Day Contest Winners 3.pngI received a wonderful response and I am so touched by all the stories I’ve received. Thank you so much for sharing your hijab stories with me!

As promised, following are the names of the three winners who will receive a giveaway real soon In’sha’Allah!

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Congratulations! Please email your name, contact number and address at info@lilacprose.com. Until next time…cheers!

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Book Review: Nanni’s Hijab

“Nanni’s Hijab” is a children’s book written by Khadijah Abdul-Haqq and published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing.

The story is about a little girl named Nanni who loves to wear beautiful hijabs while going to school and everyone adores her hijabs except Leslie, a new girl at school who envies her.

How she overcomes the bully and envy of Leslie is what this story is all about!

I really liked the way it teaches young children, one of the ways a child can overcome a bully. Also, it may teach a child the art of solving the problems of their own.

I would really recommend this book as it will instill the love of hijab in your young one’s heart plus the hijab day is not far away so, why not to gift this book to the children you know? 🙂

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– Stoori

Understanding The Importance Of Hijab

Hijab is a very important element for both men and women. In the ancient civilization, there was no concept and awareness of “haya” and “hijab.” Males and females used to walk around without a sense of shame or clothing. As the people tend to become more civilized, they started to cover themselves.

As we look into any of the Holy Books, we can find that each one of them teaches the lessons of modesty and hijab. Hijab, not only includes the way a person dresses but also, the way a person walks, talks and acts.

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In the Holy Quran, there are several verses that emphasize on the hijab of men and women and it’s importance for them. It is stated in Surah-Al-Nur:

“Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.” (Al-Quran: 24:30)

“And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.” (Al-Quran, 24:31)

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In Surah-Al-Ahzab, it is commanded to women:

“O wives of the Prophet, you are not like anyone among women. If you fear Allah, then do not be soft in speech [to men], lest he in whose heart is disease should covet, but speak with appropriate speech.” (Al-Quran, 33:32)

And who can ever be better than Mothers of the believers to follow? If such pious ladies were given a command to not be polite in speech to Non-Mehram men, then it definitely is a command to be followed by us too.

The reason why the religion emphasizes on hijab of men and women is to:

• Preserve their chastity
• Prevent them from immorality.

Hence, we can see that the teachings and commands of a religion are only for our personal safety and benefits. May Allah guide us all to follow the teachings of our religion (Aameen) .

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– Stoori

“Hidden Pearls” Hijabs Review

A few days back, I received the hijabs from the owner of “Hidden Pearls” which are sent to me for an honest review. She was kind enough to ask me whether I adored any specific type of hijabs? As I like the ones with a greater width, she sent me a violet chiffon and an olive green crinkle hijab, which are perfect for wearing in this hot weather and broad enough to cover the shoulders and face as well.

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Niqab is my choice
Jannah is my aim
Islam is my voice
I don’t care for fame.
Mohammad is my guide
Hadith is my say
By his rules I abide
Sunnah is my way.

© Stoori

“Hidden Pearls” has a variety of excellent quality hijabs to offer, whether it be crinkle, chiffon, jersey, silk, simple, floral, glitter or shimmer, multi tone, the miniature hijabs or the ones with a greater width.

If you are a person who adores underscarves and loves to use beautiful hijab pins, then “Hidden Pearls” is definitely your one stop shop.

Above of all, it also offers international shipping with a beautiful packaging which is ideal for gifting to someone you adore whether living within the UK or outside the country 🙂

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In addition to it, “Hijab Pearls” also deals in a variety of Islamic gift boxes, i.e. a regular box and a deluxe box. The deluxe box contains some extra items than the regular box.

To discover the awesome variety, kindly browse through their website 😉

http://hidden-pearls.co.uk

– Stoori