Thursday, June 17, 2010

Muslimah2Muslimah: Book of the Month

Pregnancy is an ultimate time to turn to Allah. Not only is it a physical process, it is also a spiritual and emotional journey filled with excitement and apprehension. Heaven Under Your Feet accompanies sisters along this beautiful phase in life.

Whilst there is lots of advice-packed literature out there for the expectant mother, this book broaches the subject from the perspective of a Muslimah, addressing the thoughts and concerns of someone looking for an Islamic viewpoint on what is a unique and special moment in her life.

The author also tackles relevant contemporary issues from a Muslim perspective. Written in consultation with Muslim medical professionals and with invaluable input from Islamic scholars, this book deals with some much neglected issues in an accessible and engaging way. It is a useful resource for every Muslim family expecting a baby.

The Messenger (saw) said: "Heaven is under the feet of mothers. 'And We have enjoined on man doing of good to his parents; with trouble did his mother bear him and with trouble did she bring him forth; and the bearing of him."

The contents Include:

1- You
2- Your Baby
3 - Labor and Birth
Du'as for you, your baby & in Labor

This book can be found at Islamic Bookstore and is on sale for $9.85.

Happy Reading!!!
Asalaamu alaikum
Nadira & Najwa

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ask M2M: Do I have to cover in front of him?

This weeks question Ask M2M is from Tahirah.

Q: Alhamdulilah I recently got married and I spend a lot of time around my in laws. My brother in law and his wife come over often and I wanted to know if I have to wear hijab around him since we are family now?

Shukran for asking this question Tahirah. We do have a tendency to get comfortable with family members and think that it is okay to uncover in front of them as long as they are family. You don't have to cover in front of any man who is your mahram. Mahram is one with whom marriage is permanently unlawful.

This (permanent prohibition of marriage) is established in three ways: By kinship, foster relationship and relationship through marriage. Your brother in law is lawful for you in marriage and does not become your mahram through marriage.

Forbidden to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your father’s sisters, your mother’s sisters, your brother’s daughters, your sister’s daughters, your foster mothers who gave you suck, your foster milk suckling sisters, your wives’ mothers, your stepdaughters under your guardianship, born of your wives to whom you have gone in — but there is no sin on you if you have not gone in them (to marry their daughters), — the wives of your sons who (spring) from your own loins, and two sisters in wedlock at the same time, except for what has already passed; verily, Allaah is Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful. [al-Nisa’ 4:23]

To sum it up here is a list of men who would be a mahram for a women:
  • your father in law
  • your sons, grand they go down. ( i.e, great grandson) those by blood or breast feeding
  • your father, grand father, as they go up. (i.e, great grand father..etc) those by blood or breast feeding
  • your brothers, half brothers (related by blood) and your brothers from breast feeding and nephews as they go down
  • your uncles- great uncles (mother's or father's brothers i.e, maternal and paternal) those by blood and those by breast feeding
  • your father in law- your son in law - the son of your husband.
So to answer your question Tahirah, yes, you do have to wear hijab in front of your brother in law. May Allah make it easy for you - ameen.

If you have a question send it to with the subject Ask M2M.

Asalaamu alaikum
Nadira & Najwa

Hijabi Recessionista: Tie Dye!!!

This week's Hijabi Recessionista is Tie Dye!!!

This trend is totally cute and it's an super easy way to get a lot of color into your outfit. As rule of of thumb, you only need one tie dye piece per outfit. You can do a tie dye maxi dress with a solid color long sleeved shirt underneath and matching hijab.

If you click the images below you will be directed to the links for each piece.

Sandal $20

Dress $33
Cardigan $28

Tie Dye Clutch $44

Skirt $29.50

Maternity Dress $32.99

Scarf 12.99

As usual ladies be shore to comment and tell us what you think!!!

Happy Shopping!!!
Asalaamu alaikum
Nadira & Najwa