Feb 282015
 

This month saw a plethora of news featuring Muslim women. Most of it was focused on things that involved American Muslim women who are pushing for their civil rights.

#BlackLivesMatter and the women of Malcolm X’s Legacy goes into a brief history of the women who helped shape American Muslim history.

Samantha Elauf is suing Abercrombie & Fitch for discriminating against her hijab, her case has made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Harassment of Muslim women on the rise in Melbourne, Australia.

Michigan woman wearing hijab on a Delta airlines flight allegedly harassed.

First female president elected for Long Island Islamic Center.

 

Feb 272015
 

There is so much talent in the Muslim community, that if we all came together we could make some really unique quality products, particularly in the field of media and entertainment.

We’ve been waiting for the day when programs aimed at children are made with high standards and story lines that promote good values and are done so with animation that isn’t just slapped together.

And it looks like one company in the UAE is doing just that!

Barjoun Entertainment has just released a trailer for their new film “Bilal”.

bilal movie animation for muslim kids

And here is a summary of what it’s about:

A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

You can watch the trailer below:

This definitely looks promising and we’re excited to see something that is made with not only high quality animation, but a story line that aims to have a good message for kids to learn about.

Do you think we need more Muslim created entertainment options, or are you satisfied with what’s out there?

Feb 252015
 

We were recently sent these items to review and what a beautiful set we received.

The first thing that was exciting, was to see a package in the mail from England, we love getting real mail! :)

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handmade earrings for Hijabtrendz

handmade earrings

handmade earrings

The earrings are made of what appears to be fabric, and they are very light. We love the fact that they are not heavy, because you can wear big earrings without them pulling down and causing any discomfort.

We’d definitely recommend these earrings if you’re looking to dress up an outfit, they are beautiful, and there is nothing like something handmade.

You can find more variations and order directly from the woman who makes them by going to her Facebook page.

Feb 242015
 

Mariam Sobh Hijab Fashion and Hijab Style Blog

These last few weeks have been flying by and I realize that I’m not doing what I really want to do.

I guess that’s what happens when life gets crazy. Sick kids, field trips, last minute voice over jobs, finishing up my music improv course. Just when I think I have time to relax… boom… something else comes up!

There are probably a million quotes that talk about this stuff… how you can never really plan for what’s to come. But I do believe I need to buckle down and figure out the next steps for the future. It has been awhile since I’ve made a vision board, and I want to get back on track with that. It helps to figure out what exactly are your priorities, and in my opinion, it works as a great visual reminder.

What I’d like to accomplish this year is growth in my career and my creative endeavors. My goal is to travel and really explore places I’ve never been. I’d also like to nourish my children’s talents and find what they’re passionate about whether it’s athletic, artistic or intellectual.

When I look back at my life… I can’t believe nearly 10 years ago I was single and wondering whether I’d get married and have kids or not. TEN YEARS! wow that’s a lot of time, but it passed in the blink of an eye.

I think part of that is we get so busy with minutia that we forget to be present and in the moment. At least I speak for myself… if I didn’t have pictures, there are events that I probably would never even remember!

Stop and smell the roses… yes a famous quote. But oh how true it is!

What are your goals in life? A fancy house? Big paycheck? Getting married?