Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Prayer Attire - Is it really necessary?

The prayer attire market is a lucrative market for Muslim-dominant markets. Women purchase prayer attire that allow them easy and comfortable use when performing Salaah.

There are many different forms (if you like) or prayer garb. Many are loose, made of cotton, usually white and can be either two piece of a single cloak that covers the whole body, save the Muslimah's face and hands.

These type of apparel are wonderful for Muslimahs as it just makes Salaah all that much easier. However, they are not necessary for a Muslimah to wear them in order to perform a valid prayer.

There is a misconception that without wearing the prayer attire during the five daily prayers, a prayer becomes null and void - totally unacceptable.

I realise this stems for cultural practices, as in some countries, a certain fashion or make of prayer clothes is required to fulfill the obligation of Salaah.

The truth is, as long as a Muslimah is covered from head to toe, save her face and her hands and has performed her ablution, she is ready for prayer, insha'Allah. Therefore, there is no need to worry about having the "right attire" to pray in, especially when one is out and about.

This also highlights the importance of Hijab. You cannot pray if you care not fully covered in accordance to Islamic principles! Being covered for Allah does not only mean being covered during prostration or bowing, it means being covered all the time.

It is great that women purchase prayer clothes. I agree that they are comfortable and airy to pray in and they are easy to manage, especially when you are at home and are uncovered. However, Islam is simple and there is no need to worry when you are without your prayer attire. You are allowed to pray in whatever you are wearing, as long as you are adequately covered, in accordance to Islamic principle.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

2Hijab - The Haven's Top Pick!


Alhamdulillah I am back and double Alhamdulillah that I am back. Sometimes when things run amuck we forget that we are not really in control of what happens in our lives. What we can control is how we deal with them.


Anyway, good news after returning to Hijab Haven, I received some feedback regarding the Haven. Apparently, 2Hijab scores alot ofpoints for new Muslimahs! Masha'Allah, well done 2Hijab.

I can see why though. They have a great range of scarves that suit different tastes of Muslimahs around the world. Personally, I like the way they have intergrated the different cultural tastes of women through their colours, textures, patterns and even fabrics.

Their abayas and jilbab collection are also something to look at. In fact, if you're happy with 2Hijab, just looking around the one store can help you pick out a whole new suit for the upcoming special occassion. It could be anyting. An interview, a party, your anniversary dinner, your graduation, a baby shower.

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit this store. You should do it now! Insha'Allah you won't regret it!

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