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Dealing with Instagram Haram Police? Solution: the Halal Filter.

Dealing with Instagram Haram Police? Solution: the Halal Filter.

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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.

[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]So, we decided to give them a little hand.

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?

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*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.[/ezcol_1half_end]

No, Sana, we don't care HOW cute you look in your turban hijab, okay!?
No, Sana, we don’t care HOW cute you look in your turban hijab.
Those side pics and cool filters won't do you much good now, HUH AINEE?
Those side pics and cool filters won’t do you much good now, HUH, AINEE?
Looks like not even the haram filter can contain Laila...
Looks like not even the haram filter can contain Nura
Your geek-chic glasses can't even fit in the filter, Yaz!
Your geek-chic glasses can’t even fit in the filter, Yaz!
The Winnie Detwa swag can only be handled in small doses, anyway.
The Winnie Detwa swag can only be handled in small doses, anyway.

Now this begs the question: who will design one for the boys?

View Comments (4)
  • PREACH! I am so sick of seeing arguments about what is “halal” in the comments section of every single post by a muslim fashion/beauty girl. the fact that these women are putting content out there as practicing muslims and inspiring girls (including myself) to embrace Islam in conjunction with their hobbies should be applauded, not scrutinized.

  • I bigup the way you ladies keep it light. Islam may be scary as the inferno but why not have a giggle while trying not to end up among the unbelievers infidels and other djinn

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