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The Stylish & Modest Mom

Fashion, LifestyleSahena Contractor Kagdi1 Comment

Finally! Nursing & wudhu friendly dresses & tops!

Who says you can't look great and be a mom all at the same time? Being a nursing mom is especially challenging when you prefer to dress modestly. Long sleeves, high necks and long dresses aren't exactly nursing friendly. Raise your hand if your have struggled with this. It's not easy, not to mention trying to perform wudhu with fitted sleeves. It should be so much simpler but we struggle as we always have. Until now!

Finally, some companies are becoming aware of these issues and have designed modest dresses and tunics with zippers in the front for easy nursing and on the sleeves making performing wudhu a breeze. No more shall we be forced to wear clothing we don't love in exchange for feeding our babies and preparing for salat with ease. Hijabi Mama's collection of nursing & wudhu friendly maxi dresses and tunics has come to the rescue. 

Instagram blogger, and mama of 3, Zaheera Mohammad (@zahee22 on instagram) shares with us her favourite pieces from Hijabimama's collection all available at The Date Palm.

Look #1: Mom on the Go

Effortless and comfortably stylish. This  mauve long tunic  ($45) falls just above the knee and looks & feels great with a comfy pair of leggings. A light and breathable viscose hijab in ivory ($15) with pearl trim is a wardrobe staple that can make the simplest ensemble look elegant. Zaheera has selected a pair of nude pumps to finish her look but a cozy pair of flats look great or knee high boots in the fall. Tunic & hijab by Hijabi Mama available at The Date Palm

Effortless and comfortably stylish. This mauve long tunic ($45) falls just above the knee and looks & feels great with a comfy pair of leggings. A light and breathable viscose hijab in ivory ($15) with pearl trim is a wardrobe staple that can make the simplest ensemble look elegant. Zaheera has selected a pair of nude pumps to finish her look but a cozy pair of flats look great or knee high boots in the fall. Tunic & hijab by Hijabi Mama available at The Date Palm

 The zipper is part of the look. A polished gold metallic zipper on both the sleeves and chest are functional and stylish. 

 The zipper is part of the look. A polished gold metallic zipper on both the sleeves and chest are functional and stylish. 

Tunic is available in a variety of colours for the fall.  Click here to shop.

Tunic is available in a variety of colours for the fall. Click here to shop.

Look #2: The Elegant Mama

Zaheera pairs a soft pink chiffon hijab ($17) with a plum lace & chiffon dress ($70) from Hijabimama and nude pumps for a formal look in gorgeous fall hues.

Zaheera pairs a soft pink chiffon hijab ($17) with a plum lace & chiffon dress ($70) from Hijabimama and nude pumps for a formal look in gorgeous fall hues.

This gorgeous dress is available in a variety of colours. Visit us in store to see them all.

This gorgeous dress is available in a variety of colours. Visit us in store to see them all.

A discreet zipper is functional without taking away from the style of the dress.

A discreet zipper is functional without taking away from the style of the dress.

Hidden sleeve zippers go up to the elbow makes wudhu simple.

Hidden sleeve zippers go up to the elbow makes wudhu simple.

The details on this new collection are amazing. Nursing friendly with the zipper in the middle of the dress and wudhu friendly with zippers on the sleeves, I love this!
— Zaheera Mohammad, blogger & modest mom of 3

Even if you are not a nursing mom, these styles are gorgeous for any modest woman. Many colours in each style are available in store. We hope to see you soon, inshaAllah.

All photos are copyright of Zaheera Mohammad and can not be used without permission.

3 Ways to Maintain a Balanced Muslim Lifestyle

Islam, LifestyleSaima Khan1 Comment

More often than ever, we hear the word ‘lifestyle’. It has become a trend, for example, to have a ‘fit’ lifestyle. But, what really is the essence of this word and what can we derive from its definition for ourselves as Muslims?  

A lifestyle is a way of living. It is a manifestation of our ideologies and thoughts into actions. It is not only the way that we do things but it encompasses the way that we think as well. As Muslims, we know that our deen is not separate from our lifestyle, they are one and the same. Therefore, to live in a way which our deen encourages us to live, means to bring our thoughts and our knowledge into our actions. Each day we practice habits that we have learned that have now become part of how we live. We develop an emotional connection to our lifestyle and cannot imagine living any other way.  

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Existing in a time when our lifestyle is misunderstood by so manyputs a lot of pressure to conform on the shoulders of communities and the ummah as a whole. The feeling to conform to our surroundings and adapt to our culture is natural. But, to fear society and completely change the way we live is irrational. Therefore, we need to take and re-take some steps taught from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) to bring ourselves back to our focus: 

  1. Make/Re-make an Intention- An intention that is purely for Allah (swt) is something that is emphasized in any action that we take. This is because when we do this, our minds are set on our goal and our actions and behaviours follow accordingly. We are not worried about anything other than Allah (swt).  Not doing something for Allah’s sake or with a pure intention often leads us into loopholes and confusion that we could have otherwise avoided.  

 

  1. Say Bismillah- After having made that intention within our minds and hearts, we immediately put it into action and hear ourselves say out loud, “Bismillah”- in the name of Allah. By saying this beautiful word, we remind ourselves that what we are about to do is only for Allah(swt), in hopes of His mercy, love, and reward.  

 

  1. Do the action with sincerity and Ihsaan- Remaining sincere and performing any action to our utmost best is another aspect that stands out within our lifestyle. When we remain sincere to what we intend and say, then perform this action with ihsaan, we are content within ourselves even if we did not achieve exactly what we wanted.  

Taking these 3 practical steps into consideration will help us maintain the balance and regain the strength that we may sometimes lose due to the incidences surrounding Muslims today. Lastly, if we remind ourselves that Allah (swt) is capable of anything and knows all that we go through, this bring us to the conviction that only He is in control and is our ultimate caretaker.