Saturday, 14 December 2013

Amar makruf, nahi mungkar.

السلام عليكم

Hola! How is everybody? I hope everyone is well. To those in Malaysia, I hope everything is well in your hometown, especially those in Pahang, Johor, Kelantan, & Terengganu, I hope your place isn't flooded, & if it is, May Allah ease your burdens, ameen. 

Okay, now, on to my rant.

Brothers and sisters, please, I have seen it happening too many times now. What is it? It's this "argument" between 2 groups of people: one who voices out their opinion about something being wrong, & the other who says it's wrong that we're judging.

“You are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.” [Surah al-’Imran 3:110]

Amar makruf, nahi mungkar.

Together, as an ummah, we have to remind each other that something is wrong, and something is right.

And, for the record, I don't agree with either of those 2 groups. For those saying that, "OMG! That is so haram, you're gonna burn in hell for that!" Or, the best examples are the ones I see on Instagram, "Is that hijab?" "This is not hijab." "You're wearing the hijab wrong." Sisters, and brothers as well, I've seen some do this, please, don't put her down in public like that. She wears hijab, alhamdulillah, that is a step towards Allah. Instead, encourage her or him to be better, "Sister, mashaAllah, you look good, but wallahi, so much better when you cover your chest." Or, remind them gently, "Sister, you look good, mashaAllah, but I hope you won't be offended, but the shirt looks a bit tight on you might I suggest something looser?"

And those who say, "You have no right saying that." "Who are you to say that? Haram police?" Listen, don't be too defensive about it. Their words are harsh but just take it this way, we are an ummah that should take care of each other, if you are being reminded, it shows that people around you still cares. Imagine a place where you can do whatever you want, things that are forbidden in the Qur'an & Sunnah, & the people around you just allowing you to do that, knowing you will be punished later on. I know some times people can be really offensive, but fighting back does not make it better nor them understand.

We are an ummah, don't let petty fights divide us, in fact, we shouldn't even be having petty fights. As Muslims, we should understand each other better, we should treat each other better, most importantly, we should be united with one another.

I won't make this post long, I don't like to rant so much, makes me sound cranky, LOL! (Don't you think?) I hope I haven't offended anyone with this post, if I have I do apologise with all my heart, I'm just trying to express my views, and my words are not out of spite, they come from a caring place.

Hopefully, we won't be seeing this happening anymore in the future :)

This is Cee signing off.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Hijabs & necklaces

السلام عليكم 

Hi! How is everyone doing? The weather here in Malaysia has been rainy! It is the monsoon season & we here on Malaysian shores have been seeing a lot more rain in the past few days. This weather has also been perfect for fevers, flus, and colds. I myself am on the road to recovery from a very bad throat infection. Alhamdulillah, I'm glad to say I'm 85% recovered. I hope everyone'sj healthy, I know it's also the winter season for some, so, I hope everyone's keeping warm.

I was supposed to post something prior to this actually, but as I was just about to post what I've written, this app crashed (I was writing on my iPad) & it left me devastated cos it was a really good sharing post. But, nonetheless, I'll try to write up something similar to it in a few days & share it here.

Anyways, coming back to business, I just want to share this fashion statement that I have been wearing a lot lately, which is the necklace. If you think that hijabis can't rock the necklace, well, I'm afraid that you are wrong! Wearing a necklace or necklaces is perfect with a hijab & I've seen countless of hijabis doing it & they look absolutely stunning! 

One thing that has been bothering me is that some sisters wear their hijabs over their chests in order for their necklace to be seen. Now, read this very clearly, I am not saying it is wrong, but the sole reason to wear the hijab is to cover our modesty and when you wear your hijab over your chest, it kind of defeats the purpose, especially if you have been blessed with... A voluptuous chest. If however you're thin or are quite flat-chested, I don't see why you can't wear your hijab high because the shape of your chest can't even be seen, but when you are wearing a tight top or you're bigger chested, I suggest you wear your hijab over your chest. It will look better, if I may say so myself =)

Right, now tat I've gotten that off my chest(pun intended) this is me rocking the necklace-over-the-hijab look, & frankly, I won't wear it any other way =)

I prefer rocking my necklace over my hijab cos I am a curvy girl & usually wear my hijab over chest anyways.

Hope you find these helpful =) For those interested, I bought my necklace at Diva London but I'm not sure whether they still have them on them on the shelf.

Again, you can add me on my Instagram: @czuhalmi, I do follow back =)

This is Cee signing off.