A Hijabis Life & Times


My view of life as an African American Muslim. Striving to be more than my label suggests. Striving to be closer to Him, Allah(swt).
I am finally realizing this!!! Al’humdulillah

I am finally realizing this!!! Al’humdulillah

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High School reunion selfies. It’s been 20 years

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I have super powers too ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have super powers too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Girl Scout strong | becoming a Girl Scout leader was one of the best decisions I have ever made. A scholar once said (don’t remember who): ‘the best saddaqah (charity) is given to those who can never repay it’ I give my girls pieces of the world… For them to build on it and make it their own. May Allah(swt) protect them all and purify their intentions for great things to come. #girlscoutmom #girlscoutsrock #mytroopisbetterthanyours #whorunstheworldgirls

Girl Scout strong | becoming a Girl Scout leader was one of the best decisions I have ever made. A scholar once said (don’t remember who): ‘the best saddaqah (charity) is given to those who can never repay it’ I give my girls pieces of the world… For them to build on it and make it their own. May Allah(swt) protect them all and purify their intentions for great things to come. #girlscoutmom #girlscoutsrock #mytroopisbetterthanyours #whorunstheworldgirls

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๐ŸŽ‰EID Mubarak | from uses to yous. May Allah(swt) accept the ibaddah of those on hajj and the fasts and ibaddah of those at home. #eid #festival #threedaysoffun #hajj2014 #pilgrams

๐ŸŽ‰EID Mubarak | from uses to yous. May Allah(swt) accept the ibaddah of those on hajj and the fasts and ibaddah of those at home. #eid #festival #threedaysoffun #hajj2014 #pilgrams

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Birthing babies • 1) this ain’t me! 2) writing this research paper is like birthing a baby. I only have 14 weeks to do it but it’s got to be done. As someone who has been pregnant a couple of times and had a couple of kids, I have SOME recollection of the process. Hmm the process, the eating, the moving of organs to accommodate a whole person, the inability to breath, swollen feet, aching back, bones moving and spreading, always in the bathroom, feeling like an orbiting planet. See I barely remember.
3) so back to this paper…. There is no going back on this, it’s like being 5 months pregnant and KNOWING the baby must come out.. Someway! I will moan and beg, maybe even cry a bit. Curse and kick and scream… But this paper will be written. Then I wi have something to show at the end. This one I won’t have to feed and change!! #gradschoollife #lonelylife #imboutthatlife

Birthing babies โ€ข 1) this ain’t me! 2) writing this research paper is like birthing a baby. I only have 14 weeks to do it but it’s got to be done. As someone who has been pregnant a couple of times and had a couple of kids, I have SOME recollection of the process. Hmm the process, the eating, the moving of organs to accommodate a whole person, the inability to breath, swollen feet, aching back, bones moving and spreading, always in the bathroom, feeling like an orbiting planet. See I barely remember.
3) so back to this paper…. There is no going back on this, it’s like being 5 months pregnant and KNOWING the baby must come out.. Someway! I will moan and beg, maybe even cry a bit. Curse and kick and scream… But this paper will be written. Then I wi have something to show at the end. This one I won’t have to feed and change!! #gradschoollife #lonelylife #imboutthatlife

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Boycott Israel Cheat Sheet: Cosmetics, Health and Personal Care

artofpalestine:

When I began this blog, it was my intention to keep it strictly focused on the art of Palestine, and not to use it as a sounding block for pro-Palestinian politics. This is not to say the two things are unrelated โ€” to the contrary, the art coming out of Palestine and from those living in exile is often explicitly political, and in all cases is shaped by the ongoing occupation of Palestine. My feeling was, and largely still remains, that this is a place for contemplation rather than debate. In light of the latest assault on Gaza, however, I have been doing a lot of talking with friends about BDS. What started as a conversation bemoaning the affiliation of MAC cosmetics with Zionist causes rapidly turned into a project; I spent the better part of a day compiling a list of cosmetics, health and personal care brands to avoid if youโ€™re boycotting Israel, along with alternative products to use.

The process was abysmal. Surely, I have taken care never to underestimate US corporate ties with Israel, but even so, the explicit connections and the vast scope of products involved is frankly demoralizing. ย That said, the boycott of Israeli goods is a vital step towards liberation for Palestine, and if you are interested in learning more, visit the BDS website and consult the list below.

A note about the scope and content: I focused on health and beauty items because they are the items I use most in my daily life, and because my friends โ€” who seem disproportionately to be incredibly beautiful and well-groomed femmes โ€” wanted to know about the products they are using. To do an exhaustive list is impossible at this juncture, though I hope to make lists focused on different sales arenas in the future. Topically, it bears repeating that Palestine is a feminist issue โ€” we as women and/or feminist advocates should remember this as we make choices about the kind of products we buy for our bodies.

The list is after the cut, please share widely!ย 

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Let them feel it where it REALLY hurts, in the pockets.

No filter needed • I needed an accessory so I showed a friend my scarf for EID and THIS is what she came up with. I ๐Ÿ’š it. Since that outfit did not pan out I will wear this arm candy’s compliment on Friday night to the sister’s EID dinner @busboysandpoets . Tap for deets. #nofilter #eid2014 #eidspam #armcandy #buylocal #supportsmallbusiness

No filter needed โ€ข I needed an accessory so I showed a friend my scarf for EID and THIS is what she came up with. I ๐Ÿ’š it. Since that outfit did not pan out I will wear this arm candy’s compliment on Friday night to the sister’s EID dinner @busboysandpoets . Tap for deets. #nofilter #eid2014 #eidspam #armcandy #buylocal #supportsmallbusiness

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Las Nina’s • wishing all this was over so they can eat. #eidspam #eidmubarak #hijabista #smileitssunnah

Las Nina’s โ€ข wishing all this was over so they can eat. #eidspam #eidmubarak #hijabista #smileitssunnah

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#eidselfie • one of many #eidspam #itseidyall #firstofshaban

#eidselfie โ€ข one of many #eidspam #itseidyall #firstofshaban

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