Is it just us or is our little corner of the Islamic-blog-o-Youtube-o-sphere riddled with apparent scholars on Islamic jurisprudence? There seem to be way more Internet sheikhs than real life ones these days, and the most urgent topic of concern on everybody’s agenda is — shocker! — the modesty of Muslim women. Let’s not forget, people: modesty is not a woman’s personal decision or between her and God alone — it is the business of all Muslims everywhere.
We can’t even visit our Muslimah makeup gurus’ social networks without having to claw our way through Facebook Fatwas just so we can learn how to freaking put on cat eyeliner without smudging it in our eyelid crease.
We gathered pics from some of our fave Instagrammers and applied the Halal Filter* to their selfies. It should be totally Haram Police-proof, no?
*This is definitely not to negate the niqab in any way — we adore our feisty sisters that wear it, and we love the niqab as a symbol of religious expression. But, what’s definitely not okay is insulting, pressuring, or forcing a woman to “conceal” herself, especially for some unfounded notion that she must be kept out of the public eye. We’ll take down our Instagram pics when Muslim guys wanna do the same. And that’s if we feel like it.
Now this begs the question: who will design one for the boys?