August 25, 2019

I need to start off by saying Indonesia is GORGEOUS. Green foliage was growing from every nook and cranny. Especially in Bali. I took the trip to Bali and Jakarta with my new husband for our honeymoon.

It wasn't really hard to choose Indonesia as our destination, it was...

March 20, 2019

I learned about hijab from reading the bible, so when I walked into a masjid to learn about Islam and the beliefs of the Muslims, the people there assumed I was Muslim because my hair was covered and I was dressed modestly. Hmmm, what an interesting assumption. 

"O Prop...

August 31, 2018

Nawal asked me to write this post for her a few months ago and this is probably the fifth or sixth attempt. Every time I revisited what I wrote, it felt daunting to me to publish something as personal and spiritual as my intention/decision to wear the hijab. So I deci...

May 14, 2018

Ramadan is only a couple days away, and as much as we like to plan plan plan in our head, when the time hits, we usually fall into our same old routines, not accomplishing what we want to accomplish! How many times have you approached this beautiful month only to let i...

January 8, 2018

Hijab is one of my acts of devotion and worship of Allah. Its a constant reminder to myself of my faith and is a very spiritual act to me to focus on my principles and values and cleanse the desire for societal approval from my heart. In practice, attaining this goal i...

December 17, 2017


For the longest time, I believed that to wear hijab you had to be in a dress and heels with makeup, looking like a princess,  being on fleek 100% of the time. Now I'm not saying you can't be that person because if that's who you are then strut those heels girl!

But I...

December 8, 2017

Hijab, to me, is so much more than a physical representation of Islam. Hijab is a promise to do good and to be good. In modern day society, there are so many notions as to what a woman in hijab is: someone who is restricted in her actions, limited in her options to be...

December 7, 2017

"Is it hard to wear the hijab in the U.S now?" I've got it a million times before, but this time it was a little different. “Yeah actually. A little..." whoa whoa whoa, that’s the first time I ever said that. The usual response is something like “No way! Hijab is so ea...

May 9, 2016

As an Egyptian American, I have faced a lot of speculation regarding my roots. From

Greek to Italian to Indian, I have been mistaken for everyone. Well, everyone with an

olive-skin undertone. But when I inform people that I’m Egyptian, there are two specific

reactions tha...

May 9, 2016

What do you think when you think of fashion? Catwalks? Bizarre runway clothes? Short dresses on thin models? Well when I think of fashion I see something else. Fashion to me is "modest chic" as it is to many other American Muslim ladies. The The Muslim fashion industry...

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