Apr 172015

It has been an interesting week with Muslim women in the news.

Muslim woman from Minnesota is accepted to all

A commuter defends a Muslim couple while on public transportation in Australia.

British study says discrimination keeps Muslim women out of the workplace.

Munira Khalif, a Muslim student from Minnesota, gets accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools.

Apr 162015

In case you forgot…we’ve had a giveaway underway via Kaamilah Boutique for two different prize packages.

One of them is pictured below:


So, you want to know who won?

By random drawing….drum roll…

Sarah Awad is winner of the first giveaway prize package

And Zaynab is winner of the second giveaway prize package!

Please make sure to check your email or FB inbox for details. We need your info to get your prize to you!

Thanks for playing and stay tuned for many more contests soon :)

Apr 152015

Hijabtrendz Exclusive

If you recall our piece on Sunday about the fashion show, we mentioned we’d be bringing you an interview Wednesday. Well… we now bring you the interview with Itedal Shalabi Co-Founder of Arab American Family Services.


(l-r) Itedal Shalabi of AAFS and Noor from Noor Couture.

Find out more about why she came up with a skit about domestic violence and what her organization is doing to help people in the area with various social service programs.

We’re giving you exclusive access to the entire interview audio, all you have to do is listen to it :)

Itedal Shalabi is an inspiring Muslim woman doing great things and we’re proud to showcase her and the work she’s doing.

Is there someone you know of that we should feature? Send us an email with your tips!


Apr 142015

Mariam Sobh Hijab Fashion and Hijab Style Blog

I love to dress up, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that I seem to have lost the desire that I used to have. Maybe it’s because when I was younger, I wanted to look nice and put together not just for myself, but with hopes of attracting someone.

Let’s be honest, we all do it. Ha!

In any case, I’m married and I wish I had that same drive that I used to.

(Again, this brings me full circle to the need for more women’s only parties where we deck out and let our hair run wild!)

But, I’m also referring to dressing up and styling my hijab when I go out.

I get in a style rut because I’m used to wearing business or business casual for work days. And then on my days off, I go to jeans and tshirts or tunics.

As you may have noticed, I attended a women’s fashion show over the weekend, and I had a bit of a dilemma. I literally just donated all my old worn out skirts and had nothing to wear.

I mean I had plenty of pants, but nothing that I felt was dressy enough.

After I thought about it, I figured since the fashion show was in the afternoon and not in the evening, I would be safe not decking out in formal wear.

I chose to put together a typical outfit that I guess is my style. A shirt dress and pants.

However, I realized I bought these linen pants last year and never got the chance to wear them. With the nice weather, they were the perfect choice, and it was a nice option to wear under the tunic because it didn’t bunch up like jeans usually do.



More pics after the jump!

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Apr 132015

Yesterday (Sunday) we were honored to attend the Spring fashion show for local designer Noor Couture.

It was held at the beautiful Morton Arboretum in Wheaton, a suburb of Chicago.


While the crowd of women waited for the show to begin, they got to enjoy the gorgeous decor including these beautiful white roses.


Hors d’oeuvres were served to guests including tasty goat cheese and beets on a light piece of toast. The menu was a collaboration between Noor Couture and My Halal Kitchen.

See many more pictures after the jump!

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Apr 102015

This week has been totally disorganized. The kids were off for Spring Break, and with work, various kids activities and just plain bad weather… it was a tough week to do much. Plus my fitbit bracelet thingy broke in half and I need to get a new one for my tracker, so I didn’t feel motivated to move. Bad I know, I should do it anyway!

Basically this is what I was able to get in:

Some quick 10-20 minute walks on the days I went to work. And then today I made myself go outside, and run around with the kids playing tag, relay race and doing some lunges and squats in the field behind our building. It was energizing and I’m glad I did it. I would say I was running for a good 30 minutes and getting my heart rate up.

I can’t wait for the rain to clear up and the wind to die down so I can get back to biking to and from work.

How was your few days of the fitness challenge? Did you get moving? Make sure to leave a comment below so you can get points for the competition!