Sunday, April 18, 2010

Why? It's totally disrespectful

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I don't even know the name of the Arab (I think) actress who recently became a hijabi I also don't care to find out her name nor google her for images.  All the hijab fashion blogs were ablazed when she decided to cover up more and that is how I found out about it.  Anyway, I got a friends request from some hijab store who had her (the actress) as their profile pic.  Unless she is wearing the brand of hijab you sell or you have paid her to be your stores' spokesperson it is dishonest to use her pic (false advertising). Although that is a side issue.  My biggest issue is that this particular store's profile pic is of the actress turned hijabi on the left and a picture of her NOT wearing the hijab on the right.(on the same pic)  What the heck?  WHY?  To prove she didn't wear it before and now she does?  and therefore you should too?

She is a hijabi NOW so use one of her in a hijab.  You are kinda defeating her hijab a little.  Yeah, she allowed those pictures to be taken of her before (although not the same can be said about the ones taken by the paparazzos) but she now wants to make a change and you guys aren't letting her.   geez.  Some of the hijab fashion blogs were also showing pics of her not wearing  a hijab and wearing one in the same post! This bothered me because as a convert am sure there are pics of me somewhere without hijab and now that I am a hijabi I would appreciate VERY much if they weren't used. Aren't they defeating the purpose of the hijab that we preach about night and day?

Show respect people and start using the picture of her wearing a hijab SPECIALLY if you are writing about hijab.  Because despite what you may be writing or hadith quote you are using, you say more about your stance (or confusion) of hijab with just that one photo.  Is there more to hijab than the physical scarf around our heads?  

rant to be continued....


Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

salaam alaikum,

I agree! It´s one thing for non-muslims to post before and after pictures, another for muslim sisters to do it. We need to support the sisters decision to wear hijab and not post pre-hijab pictures on blogs, etc.

.::Tuttie::. said...

correcto mundo Rene! We should know better specially coming from a hijab store.

btw sorry for the super late response. am slow like that.