Hijabtrendz is a pioneering lifestyle blog that covers everything from hijab fashion, to beauty, and entertainment.

It is also one of the first websites to produce podcasts and hijab tutorial videos for Muslim women.

Hijabtrendz was launched in 2007 by journalist and performing artist Mariam Sobh.

Mariam Sobh Founder/Editor in Chief

Hijabtrendz Founder Mariam Sobh

Mariam started as a volunteer for the Illinois Radio Reader where she read books and newspapers on a special radio frequency for the visually impaired.

In college she worked for the local modern rock station then known as WGPU 107.1 “The Planet”. Her roles included reporter, news anchor, DJ and News Director.

Mariam also interned for the news department at the local CBS affiliate station WCIA channel 3 and wrote a weekly column for the University paper “The Daily Illini” several of her columns were picked up nationally.

In graduate school Mariam worked for the college television station UI-7 News as a news anchor and reporter. During and after graduate school Mariam worked at the local public radio station WILL AM 580 where she anchored the news and weather on the weekends and moved into filling in during the week for the news anchor as well as the local host of “All Things Considered”.

After graduate school Mariam moved to Chicago where she worked for Chicago Public Radio as an intern and news reporter. While there Mariam contributed several pieces for National Public Radio in Washington D.C. Within seven months after moving to Chicago Mariam was offered a full time job as a reporter and news anchor for the Illinois Radio Network.

While there Mariam covered state and national stories such as the trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan and helped break the news on then U.S. Senator Barak Obama’s decision to run for President of the United States. She also had the opportunity to cover several press conferences with president George W. Bush and various other high profile politicians.

After 3 years at Illinois Radio Network, Mariam worked as a news anchor and traffic reporter for Navteq on various commercial stations in Chicago including 100.3 FM  and WCPT AM and FM.

She then moved on to become a Traffic Editor at Nokia, working to collect and disseminate traffic information for clients across the United States including broadcast stations.

During her job at Nokia she was approached by WBEZ to work with them as their Elections Producer for the 2012 elections. After the elections she was begged to stay on as a News Anchor, Host, Reporter and Producer.

In 2014 Mariam left WBEZ to join the #1 radio station in Chicago  WBBM Newsradio as a news anchor and reporter.

Although it may seem she’s had a varied career in the media, Mariam also has a passion for the arts.

Mariam is a graduate of the improv program, conservatory program, and music program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago.

She is also trained in classical voice and in her spare time writes her own songs. She also enjoys acting whenever the opportunity presents itself; whether it’s for television, film, theater or voice overs.

Mariam is represented by two talent agencies in Chicago: Karen Stavins and Lily’s.

This page has 75 comments

  1. Saida Abbed

    I love you website Mariam!!! I am absolutely addicted:). Your presentation and ideas are so great! Thanks so much for your efforts.

  2. Mariam Sobh

    Thanks! I’m glad you like it :)

  3. Basbousa

    I had to add you to my hjab fashion links! Thanks for commenting on my blog, and keep up the good work :)

  4. Uzma Hatia

    Your website is great! You have really great advice and fashion on this page! Way to make modesty fashionable!!! I think any women can benefit from this website :)

  5. Mary

    Salam Alekium Sis!! I love your website and videos! I can’t wait to see more of your work :)
    May Allah SWT reward you for your efforts.
    PS Gonna try making the lentil soup this weekend, hehe

  6. Mariam Sobh

    Thank you Mary! And I hope the soup comes out tasty :)

  7. Hijabella

    Salamun aleykum sister Mariam,
    I loved your website. Keep on posting your great ideas and work!

  8. the angry black woma


    hi there, could you email me at your earliest convenience? I have a question to ask you :)


  9. Sarah Husain

    Hey Mariam, Love the new look, its awesome! keep it up….

  10. Dara

    assalaamu alaikum Mariam,

    Is the podcast feed working for sure? I tried adding it to my radio list and it didn’t work.


  11. Mariam Sobh

    Dara.. I just noticed your comment, sorry for the delay. I will look into the feeds and see what’s going on. Thanks for the info!

  12. Salma

    Salams Mariam,
    I love your website. My friends told me about it, and now im addicted to it!
    keep up the great work!

  13. Mariam Sobh

    Thank you Salma, You’re so sweet! :)

  14. robyn

    salam! i love this website.i have been muslim for a few years but have recently took on hijab.so glad i found you.

  15. KakTi

    The muslim fashion that is shown here is very cool…a different way to address the need for muslim women. In my country Malaysia the Musim dresses are more colourful. :)

  16. aminath

    hey mariam…
    thnks to you. im addicted to this site. your site really gave me new ideas…and life is much better with hijabtrendz s’. thank you so much

  17. Mariam Sobh

    Thanks for leaving a comment. I’m happy to hear that you enjoy Hijabtrendz :) When I know that readers enjoy it, it makes my day! :)

  18. Noha

    Assalamu Allaikum sisters,
    I need to find an agency where i can model,with my hijab of course :) and as i am new here in this country I don’t know where to go.I would appreciate it if anyone can help,thanks in advance.

  19. Zena

    Salamo alaykom,

    I’ve got this website from a friend http://hijabtrendz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/couverture_n1.jpg
    She found it and the person in this picture is me..

    wa salaam

  20. Ines

    Hi Mariam !

    I am French converted to Islam since few years ago and your website is really cool and interesting !
    Continue as you do because you are natural and very nice!

    Sorry for my English, I am not fluent :-)

    Bye !

  21. Mariam Sobh

    Thank you for taking the time to visit Hijabtrendz! :)
    I’m glad you like it… I would love to know more about hijab styles in France.. so if you ever feel like it, send us some pictures! :)

  22. Ines


    No problem ! I send you some photos next week about hijab styles in France, have you got a personal e-mail ?
    My project in few days is to create a web magazine dedicated to fashion islamic (ready-to-wear, haute couture, religious, ect …) I will send you the website.

    See you soon sister !

  23. Ines

    Hi ! I have not forgot to send you some pictures about hijab style in France, so just wait some days because me too i’m waiting picture about my friends … !

    See you soon !

  24. Mariam Sobh

    Thanks Ines! :) I will send you my email address.

  25. iatidal

    Salam! Great looks and great ideas, and great support for hijabis, thanks! I liked especially the real-time demo and the “twist” on the Spanish wrap, so useful. Thank you for all your efforts. Jazak Allah Khair!

  26. Jodi

    Thank you for a great site, tweets, blog and fab contributors Mariam. Hijabtrendz is a good addiction and one where I learn something new every single day! :)

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  28. Smarty

    Asalam-o-alaikum mariam….hope u r fi9.May ALLAH bless and guide all of us ameen.actually sister i read that u r wearing hijab from 18 years mashallah.May ALLAH bless u ameen.sister in my family no one does,even i was also a bit mod wearing shirts on fitting but from july 25 i have started loose clothing n hijab MASHALLAH hope ALLAH helps me ameen.sister i have heard from many ladies having Vitamin D prb n loose of hair becoz of wearing hijab n no exposure to sun…..but i love my hairs as i want my hubby to love them too :) but i don’t do anything 4 my health or beauty i want my self as i m not artificiality.but can u tell me to prevent these hair loose n vitamin D prbs? becoz prevention is better than cure. hope i wil get some good answer ameen. give me something simple as i m veryyyyy lazy girl :)
    Allah hafiz.Love u May ALLAH bless u sister ameen.Rabb rakha

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  30. Mas Ayu

    Dear Mariam…
    Assalamua laikum..I came across your site while blog-hopping yesterday..and gosh,I’m SO loving it…
    I’m from Malaysia by the way..and would love to share how we wear our hijab over here.. but I simply love how you guys wear it over there!

    P/S Has anyone ever told you that you look so angelic…? :-)

  31. Aaminah

    Salamz Sista…
    i was just loking thorugh some hijab styles on youtube and i found on one of the videos it said hijabtrends.com and i thought that must be good i came onto it and oh my gosh…
    its Fabulous its wonderful!!!
    wassalaam ..
    may allah give you jannah for guiding people how to wear their hijabs Aameen….

  32. Zahra

    Just wanted to thank you for creating this quality and much needed website – I hope we can all add value to your efforts.


  33. R.S.F.G

    Wonderful N Beautiful Muslimah Fashion..
    Good Job..

  34. Erin

    I think keeping a good sense of fashion would be much easier if we had more blog posts like this.

  35. halime


  36. ?ühedaa...

    hello…I am writing to you from turkey..I read the news from newspapers..I wondered you and I liked you very much…I want to meet you! Waiting for the answer…Waiting for you to Antalya…:) see u..:) bye

  37. sühedaa...

    hello…I am writing to you from turkey..I read the news from newspapers..I wondered you and I liked you very much…I want to meet you! Waiting for the answer…Waiting for you to Antalya…:) see u..:) bye

  38. afk

    ÇOK ?IKSINIZ ve GÜZELS?N?Z…Çal??malar?n?zda ba?ar?lar dilerim.

  39. Gülay

    H? I am a turkish.? want to meet you very much.u are very beautiful.? read the news from newspaper(zaman).I wait your answer please

  40. sheyma

    Salut Mariam,I saw you in newspaper today.(zaman) And I liked it so much really your website & job r awesome.I live in Istanbul and just want to contact with you if you want.Regards.?eyma from Istanbul.

  41. semiha nur

    selamun aleykum ? am dont speak english . ? zaman newspaper see.my mother see your . ?am from turkey kayseri ? love your

  42. murtaza

    selamun aleyküm.merhaba mariah ben sadece nas?l müslüman oldu?unuz hakk?nda ne gibi de?i?iklikler oldu?unu sormak için yazd?m.türkiyeden (turkey) yaz?yorum.

  43. murtaza

    ? am a türkish.

  44. akif

    maria my dear, I give to the turkey from the interview akif last week when the newspaper I have read and liked it very much as a Muslim American Muslims have done to help you impress me. not related to the world of women, but this site set up to help the Muslim women did so would like to thank you. As a Muslim Americans have made changes in your social life is also a model citizen samples exhibit a Muslim character that I congratulate you because of your wish you success in your life. If you want to contact me or if you want to ask you something about the Turkic eat at this address can contact me akif_kaval@hotmail.com. Have a healthy and happy days

  45. hacer kaptan

    esselamün aleyküm Mariam. my name is hacer. I’m from turkey. I am writing to you from turkey sivas il. When you’ve seen these days in the newspaper. I want to go to the website of my bad English but I still wanted to write something bi. Thank God that members of a great religion and create a nation we efndimizin. If these units are in different countries let us sar?yo kucakl?yo. like a high school counselor compassion and love of islam muhabbet ö?rencilerimede always trying to give direction but even though it’s turkey 99% of Muslims are living in freedom to express ourselves. I work with wigs and prayer in school I want from you. construct. we know we all try our tesettür Hijab methods. e-mail address I gave my opinion I would like to speak of love duaile esselamu alaikum.

  46. zahide

    very beautiful site

  47. rabia

    hello Mariam..
    I’m Turkish and live in Turkey.I can’t speak Engilish too much.So,I’m sorry.But,I’m learning Enlish.. I saw you at newspaper,Zaman,on today.I read writting about your.And I entered your site.But,I can’t understand it for in English.So,Do you prepare in turkish site,please??Also,I want to meet you very much.I’m 18 years old and I’m student at university.I hope,I’m going to be computer engineering 4 years later.I will wait for You answer me..
    e-mail adress:ra_bi_a_35@hotmail.com

  48. Tülay

    I have read recently your Interview in the Zaman newspaper and I have to admit that I am impressed about your energy and success. It makes me really happy to see this kind of developments.. As you are a big part and motivator of this development I appreciate your works. Mach’Allah my sister.
    Hope to see you in Turkey!

  49. sema sat?lm??

    sizi bir roportaj?n?zda gördüm çok güzelsiniz bende bir anneyim ve sizin gibi olmak isterdim hem çal??kan ve kariyerinde çok ba?ar?l? olman?z beni çok mutlu etti sizde çok ho?uma giden müslüman bir bayan?n dünyada böyle tan?nan ve ba?ar?l? bir bayan olman?z.insanlar?n müslümanlar hakk?nda daha güzel?eyler dü?ünecek olmalar? ve bunu sizin sayenizde olmas? çok güzel.allah size daha güzel ba?ar?lar nasip etsin.allaha emanet olun.bütün müslüman ve hatta bütün iyi insanlara selamlar.

  50. ozge

    supper and beatiful website!!!!!!!!!!!

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