2011/Fashion,

Bridal hijab accessories

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Salam wa leykum


Hello everybody I hope all you are OK, I just want to show you my new creation, a beaded head band for brides, that can be worn by hijabis or not hijabis, it was inspirated in the work of Johanna J., To be honest I don't like to work more with rhinestones we have had some accidents with the brides and their dresses due this rhinestones so I preffer work with beads, this is just a sample of what I have done for now still unfinished ,I hope finish it tomorrow, I promes pictures of the bridal hijab insh'allah.

What do you think?
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crzy thoughts,

The two faces of Facebook

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By Cath Elliott — Guardian News & Media Ltd

It doesn't matter how hard I study Facebook's terms and conditions, I still can't find the bit where it says: "Like Humpty Dumpty, Facebook is at complete liberty to interpret the words used in this document in any way it sees fit." And yet that's obviously what Facebook executives have been doing: making words mean what they want them to mean, or else they would have removed the pages that promote rape and other forms of violence against women months ago.



Post it

The clause in Facebook's statement of rights and responsibilities that's supposed to protect groups against violence and hate speech instructs the user: "You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence." However, Facebook has now defended the numerous pages that clearly violate these terms by claiming: "Groups that express an opinion on a state, institution, or set of beliefs — even if that opinion is outrageous or offensive to some — do not by themselves violate our policies." Which is strange, because if a page entitled "Roses are red, violets are blue, I've got a knife, get in the van" isn't hateful, threatening or violent, I don't for the life of me know what is.

It was back in August that feminists first began to notice the proliferation of pro-rape pages on the popular social networking site. Two months later, more than 176,000 people have signed a US-based petition calling on Facebook to take them down, and nearly 4,000 people have signed a UK-based petition calling for the same. The Facebook pages, such as the one cited above and others that include "You know she's playing hard to get when your [sic] chasing her down an alleyway" still remain.


Facebook's initial response to the public outcry was to suggest that promoting violence against women was equivalent to telling a rude joke down the pub: "It is very important to point out that what one person finds offensive another can find entertaining" went the bizarre rape apologia. "Just as telling a rude joke won't get you thrown out of your local pub, it won't get you thrown off Facebook."

Bitter truth

And in some ways they're right: telling a rude joke probably wouldn't get you thrown out of your local pub. I would suggest, however, that propping up your local bar while inciting others to rape your mate's girlfriend "to see if she can put up a fight" would not only get you thrown out, it would get you arrested as well. Still, at least you could log on once you got home and post your offensive comments on Facebook instead — they won't do anything about it.

What Facebook and others who defend this pernicious hate speech don't seem to get is that rapists don't rape because they're somehow evil or perverted or in any way particularly different from than the average man in the street: rapists rape because they can. Rapists rape because they know the odds are stacked in their favour, because they know the chances are they'll get away with it.

And part of the reason rapists get away with it, time after time after time, is because the UK is a society that all but condones rape. Because it is a society where it's not taken seriously, and where posting heinous comments online that promote sexual violence are not treated as hate speech or as content that threatens women's safety, but are instead treated as a joke and given a free pass.

By refusing to take these pages down, and by resorting to such a ridiculous and quite frankly offensive "rude joke" analogy to justify their decision, Facebook executives have made absolutely clear where they stand on the issue of gender-hate crime. It's fine to post hateful or threatening content on their site, just as it's fine to post content that incites violence. Well, as long as it's primarily aimed at women, that is.
2011/Fashion,

Hijab Color-Block

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Salam wa leykum dear readers, I'll introduce you the New Hijab Color - Block style from Muslim Elegance, remember all hijabs are Ready-to-Wear and can be done in the color of your preference.
You will not believe but this hijab comes after I was today searching for some shoes on Internet, when I found this ones, beautiful aren't they?
the only problem is they cost £39.00 something like 516 LE.

Then I thought, ok I can make the flower, at the end of the day that's what I liked, so I made the flowers and put them in my black ballerina shoes, that by the way they cost only £10.00 hahaha.



Once I finish them I found my self with a lot of fabric left, and the head mannequin that I use to make the hijabs was right there front me, so I thought, ok why not?, lets make a hijab, and it turns really nice the mix of colors is the trendy color block style which I have to confess I was a bit scare to try on, but I loved the final result, then while I continue searching for clothing styles I found the perfect top for the hijab, it was a silk top by a designer that by the way cost some hundreds in pounds but if you buy a satin fabric and make it your self you save a loooot of money and that's is what I'm doing right now, so here it is !
Find the hijab and lycra body at Muslim Elegance

2011/Fashion,

For all Abaya Lovers

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Mauzan is the leading luxurious Abaya fashion house in UAE. It is a high class Emirati brand designing and producing Abayas, Sheilas and Arabian Perfumes founded in 1990 by the artist and designer Ms. Rafeea Bint Helal AlQubasi who has been influenced, in her Abayas’ designs, by international fashion houses. Mauzan designs incorporate tradition, heritage and modernity to reflect the current identity of the Arab Woman.
Mauzan has a factory in Al Ain and 5 branches in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, latest of which at The Dubai Mall. The company employs over 150 highly skilled people in its factory.

And as a commitment to excellence and uniqueness, Mauzan uses special textiles from the most famous world fabric houses like Valentino and Ungaro specially designed for Mauzan; it also uses the finest manual embroidery, using the loom, with stones and Swarovski crystals.

Mauzan comprises of three signature collections:
-Mauzan
-Mauzan Exclusive
-Miss Mauzan.

Mauzan remains one of the main lines with bespoke and prêt-a-porter styling, individuality and sophisticated elegance. Mauzan Exclusive creates haute couture and limited edition pieces. Miss Mauzan was developed as a casual line for our younger clientele.

Rafia Helal Bin Drai presents a colourful Abaya collection for the elegant successful woman and for a charming classy girl. Rafia added new fabrics, cold cotton jersey and wonderfully elegant brocade fabric which inspired the sixties fashion. The high-quality natural chiffons, and high-class crepe material, which have become popular in all Mauzan collections, are also present this season.

To give a more feminine look to a lady wearing a Mauzan abaya, Rafia uses delicate French laces designed exclusively for Mauzan from the high class makers of laces especially from France. This season a surprise of new accessories specially designed by her, from Italy, will create exclusively luxury styles. The classic Mauzan cuts and silhouettes accentuate femininity and give a taller and slimmer look, as always. A rare combination of beauty and comfort, Mauzan Spring/Summer 2011 collection reinforces the promise of Timeless Elegance. Discover a casual chic summer from Mauzan.







Prices start at AED 1500 for a simple abaya and from AED 4,000 for a special-occasion abaya.
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or visit their website: Mauzan
Islam

Do you know how to start when giving dawa (Call to Islam)

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In Da'wah (call to Islam), start with yourself before the members of your family and other people and look at what is lacking in you in order that you may start treating it.

So if there is a common deficiency between you and one of your companions or family members, then join him with you in resolving this problem because the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said: "Whoever from amongst you sees an evil he should change it with his hand and if he is not able to, then with his tongue and if he is not able to, then he should hate it in his heart, and that is the weakest level of faith." [Muslim and Ahmed]

How is your relationship with Allaah?

How is your humbleness in prayer?

Read about that which will better your condition and that of your prayer, increase your humbleness in it and soften your heart.

Are you one whose supplications are answered or do you notice most of your supplications not being answered?
Look into your Aqeedah (Faith) and the level of your certainty and reliance upon Allaah, and observe closely your food and drink - are they from that which is Halaal (lawful) or Haraam (unlawful), or is there some doubt about their source?

If the situation was one that requires enjoining good and forbidding evil, what would you do? Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said: "By Him in Who's Hand is my soul, you will enjoin good and prohibit evil or (else) Allaah will soon send upon you a punishment from Him, then you will call upon Him and He will not answer you." [Ahmed and At-Tirmithi]

Maybe you would benefit from reading Hadeeths (Prophetic narrations) pertaining to the punishment of the grave and that of its bliss, about the terror of the Resurrection, and the torment of the Hell Fire. You could well continue reading for days, weeks or months, accompanying that with good actions and self-struggle.

It is imperative that a person takes his soul to account and treats his deficiencies. Match yourself against the Quran and the Sunnah (Prophet's, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, tradition) to know who you are, and look what you have set aside for Allaah to know what Allaah, the Almighty and Majestic, has prepared for you because of the saying of the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam: "Whoever wants to know what Allaah has prepared for him then he should look to what he has prepared for Allaah." [As-Silsilah As-Saheehah]

Are you prepared for the meeting with Allaah?

Have you fulfilled the rights of the creation, one to another? Or are you in a constant state of postponing and deferring?

Have you converted your knowledge of repentance into crying and penitence?

Have you turned whatever you have read about loving Allaah into real love for your Muslim brothers?

Do you often visit them, and overlook their faults? Do you aid the needy from amongst them, feel delight for their happiness and grieve for their sorrow?

Do you taste the sweetness and delight of Faith?

Are Allaah and his Messenger, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, more beloved to you than anybody else?

Do you give precedence to the love of Allaah over wealth, business, whims and desires?

Test yourself when you hear the call to prayer, if you notice a desire to delay answering it in order to pursue your interests in trade (for example) then know that Satan has succeeded in gradually leading you astray and that your love for Allaah is deficient. In this way it is upon you to consolidate yourself, giving precedence to the orders of Allaah over any other worldly matter.

How is your abhorrence of entering into disbelief? Do you abhor it as you would abhor being thrown into the Hell Fire?
Do you live this abhorrence and this feeling in you, so that your sincerity to Allaah is cultivated and that you may hasten to purify your soul?



Contemplate the Hadeeth of Umm Salamah who said: '"Most of the invocations of the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, used to be: "O Changer of the Hearts make my heart firm upon your religion." [Ahmed and At-Tirmithi]

Reflect upon how Ibraaheem (Abraham) feared associating partners with Allaah, so he used to supplicate (what means): "And keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols." [Quran 14:35]

This is what Abu Ad-Dardaa' used to fear hence his saying: 'Verily what I fear from my Lord on the Day of Resurrection is that He calls me in front of all creation and says to me "O 'Uwaymir (i.e., Abu Ad-Dardaa' himself)," so I say, "Here I am My Lord at Your service," so He says, "What did you act upon from the knowledge that you acquired?"

Don't forget the supplication of Yousuf (Joseph) (which means): "Cause me to die as a Muslim and join me with the righteous." [Quran 12:101]

You should aid yourself through fear: living with the fear of eternal abode in the Hell Fire. Don't rest and sit around while the sweetness of Faith is missing or is weakened. How many people set out on journeys for the purpose of treating their illnesses and how many of them spend out of their wealth to treat these illnesses? Do not the souls and the hearts have more priority in being treated, as their matter is one of total eternity? Bring to mind the Hadeeth, "Every slave will be resurrected upon that which he died." [Muslim], then expect death at any moment.

It is better for you if you were to meet death whilst trying to improve your own condition than to die whilst striving to improve others', being held accountable at the same time for leaving off obligatory actions just like the lantern that burns itself out and gives light to others, as in the Hadeeth: "The example of the scholar who teaches the people good things but forgets himself is that of a lantern, it gives light to the people but burns itself out." [At-Tabaraani]

By: Sheikh Husayn al-Awaaishah
Home sweet home,

Timesaving tips to keep clean your home

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I know it sounds like a cheap magazine this title hahahaha, but those are really Simple tricks that helps when it comes to Clean your home and there is a lack of time, specially to all of us worker moms, hope this helps you.

Pick up as you go. "You will cut your cleaning time in half when you pick up after yourself throughout the day". For example, clean your shower just after you've taken one. All the hot water and steam will have helped soften the soap scum.

Stay organized. Keep your cleaning products all in one container, such as a plastic basket with a handle that you can carry room to room. This way, you don't have to go to the supply closet while cleaning each individual room.

Multitask while cleaning. "When you are cooking and waiting for water to boil, clean the kitchen; scrub down the bathroom while in the shower or right after." (it really works believe me)

Buy better cleaning products. Cheap cleaners make you scrub longer, period! "Remember that your time is worth money too, and you deserve cleaning chemicals that work as hard as you do".

Make it a game. That way, you can get the kids -- even little ones -- to help you. Make it a race to see who can clean up their rooms faster; when picking up toys around the house, see who can find the most(kids need to feel they are not under pressure, if you makes them believe that is a game they will enjoy and help).

Invest in some storage bins. Tucking everything away immediately makes your house look neater. Be sure to hang jackets up as soon as you get home, throw junk mail away and put other mail in a desk drawer, and put a basket by the door for shoes.





Keep surfaces clean: The bigest surface in your home is the floor, keeping clean will help you to have a clean look and an open view of the home, pick up all things that should not be on the floor.
Beauty Tips,

Positivism +_+

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Some times when we feel a bit down a word can change our World.

2011/Fashion,

Hijab Fashion 2012

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We have noted a recent mutual interest between the arabs and occidentals about fashion in the West, about clothing and scarves for a modestly veiled style, and on the other side of the Arabs for a new ways to add an arab style to the west clothing lines.

A new Spanish brand called “بركة “(Baraka) has become the first boutique and online store to carry the long "Almaxa" (Maxy) In a view of the designs, "Baraka" is found suitable for everyone, whether veiled or not veiled, with streamlined designs and paper fabrics, with lengths appropriate for each woman, it fits to every women every where and anytime.
It's a new atmosphere that this fashion brings to the "fashon world" in the East from the West, the east is no longer confined to long and loose skirts ,this has became the favorite style of Western women, too.









All this styles are now available in Egypt.
2011/Fashion,

The Blog-Shop Is O P E N !!!

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Al Hamdulillah, Finally after a lot of work,finally here it is the New Muslim Elegance





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Egypt,

New York wants it's Tahrir square too!

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Have you notice it?, Subhan allah, now the citizens from New york are saying that they were inspirited by the Egyptian revolution and Egyptians, they are now "occupying" the outside of the famous "World Street" building, the police has arrested hundreds of protesters, has used pepper spray on them and has baited few more (By the way all this were very criticised actions when all that happened in Egypt).
In an interview from Ajazeera English, an American Citizen said that Egyptians in tahrir square were they inspiration on how to have the attention from their government, so the government can hear what the people really needs, and that's; as we all know, Jobs and better life conditions, humans are humans, in America, Egypt, Libia, every where we are trying to have the same things and fight against governments that are trying to control the people, and the only way we can make our voices be heard is being together.

The founder of U.S. Day of Rage, Alexa O'Brian, was interviewed recently about the far-left anti-corporate, anti-government protest that will begin on September 17th in the Wall Street area of Manhattan, New York. This protest/occupation is also known as Occupy Wall Street.

The hacker group Anonymous is also involved. Protesters are encouraged to brings tents to occupy the area for several months and the #OCCUPYWALLSTREET facebook page shows 6500 people plan to attend which is far short of their 20,000 goal. I also doubt New York City will allow tent cities to go up.

Organizers refer to this protest as (sic) America's Tahrir Square moment.
2011/Fashion

Jalabiya in Trendy colors for this Eid 2011

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There was a time where the Jalabiya was exclusive of the Arab world, I have to accept that I don't even know about this style just few years ago, and then a huge Revolution(because you know, I'm in Egypt so everything has to do with a Revolution :) hahaha), so were was I?, ok then the Revolution in Jalabiyat reached it's best time ever, being recognized all around the world, being wore by Hollywood stars and becoming a huge industry not just in The Gulf but in all the world, and Egypt is not the exception.


Look at the cool colors you can find here, this can be the perfect look for this upcoming Eid.


Hot Pink $122.00 usd Green: $110.00 usd


This are some "Trendy-Cool colors" that every one can wear,Ideal for a fancy dinner with family, friends, etc. You can find this jalabiyas in a very accessible prices.



White: $70.00 usd Hot Pink: $110.00 usd




They are made of very lignt fabric, they looks chic and yet modern.



Purple: $70.00 usd Blue: $110.00 usd
my favorite color (Purple)



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Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips

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Twenty years since founding her eponymous beauty company with a line of 10 brown lipstick shades, makeup mogul Bobbi Brown now oversees a global brand of cosmetics, fragrance and skin care, sold in more than 56 countries. Her company, acquired by Estée Lauder in 1995, is known for creating multifunctional products for busy women, something that certainly suits Ms. Brown, 54, who regularly shuttles between her SoHo offices; television appearances on the "Today" show, "Dr. Oz" and "The Martha Stewart Show"; and her alma mater, Emerson College, where she sits on the board. She also serves on President Obama's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. In honor of the company's 20th anniversary, the U.S.


This are her beauty tips:


The best antiaging product is a great, natural-looking hair color, especially when you're graying. I do believe lifestyle—like not smoking, eating really healthy and exercising—works better than anything in a jar

The most common mistakes women make when applying makeup are not applying it in the proper light and not using their hands as blending tools. The most common mistake when buying makeup is not trying it on and going outside to see how it looks in real light, especially for foundation, bronzer and concealer.

Three essential beauty tools are a fine eyeliner brush to apply gel liner, a round larger sized blush brush for the best application and a slanted hard eyebrow brush because I love filling in my eyebrows with a shadow.






The easiest ways to improve your appearance is with a really good moisturizer that will plump up your skin, a bit of concealer and a creamy blush on your cheek and lip. It's quick and easy and you'll look so much better.

A little-known but amazing trick is that brown gel liner on a Q-Tip will cover any kind of gray hair, and stay on until you wash it off.

The biggest mistake major beauty companies make with their products is thinking the important thing is how it looks in the packaging. I believe it's how it looks on the face.

One of the most underappreciated beauty items is black eyeliner. I don't think the average woman understands how black eyeliner and black mascara are like a little black dress. They will instantly make them look beautiful.



The best way to moisturize the body is with body oil in a spray bottle in your shower. You towel off, quickly spray yourself with oil and then you can get dressed without an extra step.

The most worth-it face cream is Crème de La Mer. When your skin is really dry, it works wonders.
(I have to mention it cost around £530 pot of cream while the ingredients cost no more than £25)


I love scented candles for the home, particularly Jo Malone's grapefruit scent.

If I could keep only one thing from my own line it would be Bobbi Brown Extra Moisture Balm.

My daily beauty routine starts with two glasses of water, sometimes with lemon. Then I have a very important beauty item: an espresso with a touch of half and half. I exercise, shower and get on with my day. I usually do my makeup in the car because I'm always in a rush—getting a kid ready for something, to the gym or to a TV appearance. I often get myself ready for a black-tie event in the back of a taxi in under five minutes.

To look better after a long day in the office, just fix your concealer or corrector. It's really brightening under your eyes.

To look better after working out, try a tinted moisturizer, a bit of concealer and mascara. You usually don't need blush right away.

"I don't feel beautiful unless I am healthy and rested", She said.
2011/Fashion

Hermes goes Hijab Friendly

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Hermes Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on October 2, 2011 in Paris, France

Hermes sent their spring/summer 2012 collection down the Paris Fashion Week runway today and the line stayed true to the classic styles the fashion world has come to expect from the iconic design house. Hermes showed a collection filled with equestrian inspired designs and shades of orange, vivid blue, deep plum, dark navy, creamy off-white and shades of neutral tan.

The handbag collection on the runway showed shoulder bags which were classic in silhouette; yet evoked a 1970’s vibe.



The collection was defined by its colours. The first and longest white period included oversized, near-harem trousers and oversized jackets, simple-looking shift and tunic dresses, and wide culottes with three delicately wrought strips running through the calf. There were a distressing amount of headscarf-cum-wimples, a full skirt split to the side, and a wide shouldered gilet with shoulders of leather and a back panel of mesh. Things became a half Grecian, half 1980's vision of futuristic dress with a series of heavily pleated white numbers with leather details that would have been great in an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25st Century . Most of the models wore leather headbands from which fell a fringe cut severely straight at the eye-brow line.



Long skirts, harem pants and headbands were featured in the Runway.