Spring Hijab

Aren’t you REALLY HOT in that? If you mean that in a physical attractive
way, then YEAH. No, I’m shivering in this blazing weather. I mean really,
come on’. I don’t understand why people have to make such obvious remarks.
Don’t we all get hot when it’s humid? Seriously though, if you’re wondering…I’m
not melting under my hijab. I usually wear lighter clothing and sheer hijabs
when its hot out, so it’s not that bad. Do you ever notice how people wear hats,
or how construction workers and gardeners cover their head from the sun?
See, they do that as protection from the sun. It’s not as hot as it looks, I promise.

I paired together a white maxi dress with a denim vest for an effortlessly chic
look. You can wear a light long sleeve shirt under the dress for coverage and
wrap the 
peachy hijab however you like.

Spring Hijab

Spring Hijab by moamen featuring a bib necklace

Zalando dress
$77 – zalando.co.uk

Bardot denim waistcoat
$82 – bardot.com.au

Floral shoes


Michael kor
$255 – johnlewis.com

Sheer shawl

Different Hijabs Form Different Face Shapes

This is a voile light blue Turkish hijab folded into a triangle and wrapped as I’ve mentioned before. If you have a round face with rounded cheeks, you want this hijab style because it narrows the face and creates a more oval/heart shaped face.

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This is a red and black designed rectangular shawl wrapped around twice. If you have more of a square face shape, you should try wearing a shawl to soften your features; the designs on the hijab and the style its wrapped in form a rounder face.

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This is a pink and black sheer beaded hijab with waves at the tip. If you’ve got a long face, avoid using Turkish hijab styles because they narrow your face and, instead, you can shorten your face with an under cap and chose a scarf that will show more of your cheeks.


Feeling Like an Outcast

It’s not easy to be distinguished from the crowd… to be pointed out from the countless heads that roam the streets everyday and be labeled.You’d think I’ve become accustomed to the stares I get when I go in the subway or walk in the streets. But I’m not. I know that it’s human nature to stare at anything or  anyone that looks “out of the ordinary” or, rather, at someone who doesn’t follow the “dress code” or norms of their society. But here’s the thing. And I wish there were some other way I can explain this, but these are my own thoughts and not everyone has the same mentality. I feel like that the only reason why I feel “labeled” is because the way the media portrays Muslims. It’s the constant fear of being slandered by others because they think you belong to some crazy radical fundamentalist group who hates the rest of the world but their own kind. Every time some attack happens, and the “terrorist” hasn’t been identified, I immediately know that the social media is pointing fingers at “these damn Muslims”–there we are again, getting stereotyped and categorized. And, I can’t help but wonder if I’ll get stopped and searched by officers because it’s obvious from my hijab that I belong to a religious group. I know that America is infamous for its racial and religious profiling, but it’s sad to know that even though Muslim-Americans condemn any kind of terrorist attacks in the name of Islam and try to help the government fight against terrorism, we are still indiscriminately bashed and suspiciously stared at for “looking Muslim.” I hate that feeling of alienation and I wish more people would understand that racial profiling someone isn’t the answer–rather, it’s the behavioral cues and criminal evidence that should lead to the profiling.

Hijab Stores In New York

Have you wondered were you can find nice hijabs in New york? Well, I was trying to find stores that sell similar hijabs to the ones I’ve been featuring and came across some really awesome hijab boutiques that you can check out. Their prices range from an average of $8 -$20 a hijab depending on the fabric and designs of the hijab.




Hijabi Styles

Features different hijabi styles for both everyday wear and special occasion.
You can find a variety of hijabs here:
Pashmina- http://www.uniquehijabs.com/product.php?catid=Nzk=

Square HIjab- http://www.mymodefa.com/products/armine-winter-2013-esin-silk-scarf?utm_source=google-product-search

Shawl- http://hijab411.com/multi-ruffle-shawl-hijab-p-1140.html


Muslim Men React to Hijab

I’m really such a curious person. I always wonder about so much and often gaze into my thoughts asking myself all sorts of questions…like “what do Muslim men think of hijabies?”

What do they think as Muslims when they see a woman representing the same religion?

I don’t really like to distinguish Muslims who are “more religious” and the “not so practicing” Muslims because in the context of Islam, all those who believe in God are Muslim. But lets face it, some Muslims have higher Iman than others, and I got a mix of reaction from the Muslim men I spoke to.

Many of them had similar replies to the first question: ” It makes me happy to see a Muslim women with hijab because it is a sign of bravery in the American society.”

” I respect them a lot because they bypass the culture and social norm and prioritize their beliefs and that takes a lot of courage.”

“It makes me feel good to know there are more practicing Muslims representing our Islam.”

I was kind of surprised to hear these replies because I never thought that men would really understand how it feels to be a hijabi– to be pointed out from the crowd and judged based on appearance (I’m not talking about beauty here, I’m referring to the judgment of appearance in the sense of being categorized)–because for the Muslim men, there isn’t that obvious sign or garment that distinguishes them as Muslims. Having a beard no longer really identifies the men as Muslims because breads are trending now. I mean, there’s a whole website dedicated to beards–it’s not really like hijab (or so I personally think). So, yes, I was glad to know that they understood and were cheering us on.

I got curious again. I wondered how they thought of hijabies in the sense of being a female? Is she approachable?

This is where I got the mixed reactions. I know hijab is supposed to signify the meaning of modesty and representation of a Muslim, but I guess your actions and style also play a role in the way others perceive you.

Their reactions:

“Is she single?” he said jokingly. “I wonder if she is modest and reserved–if she abides by the Islamic rules.”

“They’re not as easily approached as other women because hijab gives this sense of virtue and, usually, when a man is trying to approach a women, he is doing so because he wants to get to know her for personal reasons…or to ask her on a date. So in a way, I keep my distance as a way of respecting her.”

“I’m more careful of how I look and talk with her. If I’m going to speak with her, it will be with limits. She is wearing hijab for a reason and you’re supposed to respect her,” he said. “It really depends on the person, but for me, when I talk to a hijabi, I have to be more careful–I give her more value,” he said.”It’s like talking to a regular person and then talking to someone with power. I wouldn’t try flirting with a hijabi because she is signaling to you that she wants to be approached with limits.”

He went on to give an example to try to make a deeper connection. “It’s like having the tendency of continuously using foul language -but you have this close friend who is disturbed by profanity and he prefers that you don’t curse in his presence -so you don’t because you care about that person’s feelings and you respect their wishes and you refrain from cursing when they are around.”