Author: Nadia Malik

Eid

Happy Eid!

Eid mubarak everyone! We're just a day (or two, depending on when you started fasting) away from the end of Ramadan. How did the month go for you this year? I started a new job the week before Ramadan started. I was very happy to be working, but I would…
Fashion

Cool weather cravings

It's been a horribly hot summer, but finally there's a little respite this week. The weather in Chicago is back in the 60's and 70's, and I'm loving it. Let me tell you, I've barely put any time or effort into getting dressed all summer long because I just don't…
pop culture hijabi

Ramadan and time management

In conversations with friends, it's become pretty apparent that not having enough food is definitely not the biggest complaint in Ramadan. We get hungry, sure, but it's something we do every year, and it's bearable. (Plus, one of the facets of fasting is to know how it feels to not…
Entertainment

Olympic fever

It's finally that time: The Olympics have started! I've always been a huge fan of the Olympics. They're just so exciting to watch! You have the anticipation that comes with competition, but it's also great to see such a large collection of people from so many different nations. I also absolutely…
Fashion

Covered up and cute

I was reading something the other day and ran across this Mode-sty website. I was pretty intrigued. This isn't a Muslim website, but it's mantra is something that I think every hijabi can relate to. Take a look: "At Mode-sty, we believe that every woman has the right to express…
Fashion

Stylish and comfortable?

I still love watching "What Not to Wear". There's just something about makeover shows that's exciting. It's great to see in the final reveal how far the person has come in their transformation. Plus, Stacy and Clinton offer more reasonable fashion advice, I think, than I've seen from other people.…
Fashion

Hijab jackpot

It's nearly impossible to find the perfect summer shirt to wear with hijab. I've been searching for months, and I finally came across one at Old Navy that was pretty close to perfect: long, thin and long sleeve. Since it was such a great find, I just had to share.…