Ready for the holiday season?
With exams coming to an end, traveling is surely an option for those of us who want to have a fun break!
But if you’re a Muslim revert, for example, chances are you still don’t know how you can prepare for traveling.
No worries! We asked Muslim women how they prepare for traveling, and the answers will help you!
Scroll down to Team #6 if you want to miss all the fun and go to the actual advice. 😉
Team #1 – “Say No More!”
Honestly, sis, that’s really thoughtful of you. I mean, our parents and/or significant others should never be our ATMs 24/7! They need to celebrate the holiday season, too!
You know, that’s a wise move — until you get a sign not to travel. Sis, Tara’s been waiting on my Istikhara, and now her reaction is going to be tragic!
Wait, I’m being serious now! Do we have halal and haram sushi? I thought seafood was always halal. OMG! What if my life turned out to be a lie!
To those who need the translation, Google Translate will help. Language is no longer a barrier. Period.
Team #2 – “Calling On Aunties!”
(To the auntie in the masjid) “That’s what she said.”
Saudi Arabia allowed women to live and travel without a guardian. This is your sign, sis! You don’t need a mahram! Travel and have fun!
Honestly, I can’t help but think about all the aunties out there who are rubbing their hands right now while reading your statement!
Team #3 – “Let’s Not Involve Aunties in This”
I know this is unethical to say, but honestly, you know the trip is going to be the best when you have to lie to the parents!
Beware of envious aunties! The evil eye is everywhere! Allah bless you and your husband insha’Allah!
Sis, you’re doing it right. Believe me, this is exactly what we need to do at this point to stop this #AuntieIssue.
Team #4 – “Life Is Hard, Sis”
Being overly nice is an extreme sport, sis! Rooting for you!
Sis, this has been my life for so long that I forgot what fun feels like! And this is definitely not the adulthood that I signed up for as a kid!
TSA sucks. But one day we’ll draw a UNO reverse card on them, I’m optimistic!
Procrastinating traveling? Life couldn’t be more disappointing!
Damaged? No hijab gets damaged, sis! (Hides all of the damaged hijabs that end up being repurposed)
This is truly interesting — until you’re a woman wearing a hijab on your head and looking like an Arab. Now this doesn’t sound legit, even if it is.
Does that have anything to do with not having a spouse? If you need help from an auntie, I can add you to Team #2!
Team #5 – “Oh C’mon…”
So do you relate to the “one bag and go” type of woman, or do you relate to the “pack my wardrobe and go?”
We’re not here for the generics, sis. We want details — juicy details!
No, I don’t prepare like any other person. I don’t even prepare in the first place, sis!
Team #6 – “I Understood the Assignment”
Good for you because that’s exactly what I forget. Every. Single. Time.
But the upside is, you get the privilege of showing up with a new swimsuit every single time!
You understood the assignment, sis! *Hijab flip* Packing prayers, mama!
You’re packing the whole entire wardrobe for just 7 days, sis. It’s just 7 days.
Why take halal snacks when you can seize this as your chance to start a healthy diet without our halal guilty pleasure?
This is insightful! Thank you for sharing this with us and your Muslim sisters!
Yes! Forget that swimsuit, sis — but not the prayer mat!
As a single person, I can’t imagine the struggle. But I’m really rooting for you!
That’s smart! But does that overstuffed suitcase over there have a say in this?
Yes! Thank you for sharing this so that your sisters can keep it in mind.
That’s so much effort when the word halal would still be “halal” in any other language because it’s an Islamic concept.
Safety comes first, sis! I totally agree.
Sis, you understood that assignment! Period!
The world treats us as though we come to their countries with our swimsuits to invade or something when all we think about is the food and the beach. Sad.
That’s what my mom said. I wish I could relate but I don’t.
Portable shatafas can really work as well.
“I want. The. Whole. Wardrobe!”
The Bottom Line
Preparing for traveling can differ from one person to another, depending on their priorities.
So make sure you keep a list of your priorities and the activities you would like to do when you travel so that you won’t forget to pack any of your essentials.