May, 9, 2011

Oh my, is it Monday already? I can’t believe it’s time for another Getting to Know Me post. I think I’ll have to change these to once a month, not once a week. I received such a great response from ya’ll though for the last one, so thank you! I had no idea you cared what I think when I wake up each morning, or what my last text was.. but apparently you do.. weirdos :) Kidding! I love you guys.

So I thought I’d start with a little about me, and what I believe, religion-wise. I know I usually/always write about fashion, but in light of recent events, I think I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m Muslim. Ok, sorry that was lame :)

Me being Muslim. Wearing a cowboy hat. (Yes, we can wear them.)

 For realz now-
Muslims believe in one God (Allah), and follow a religion called Islam.
We believe that Jesus was a Prophet of God, as was Mohammed (peace be upon him).
We don’t believe in killing people. It’s wrong, straight up. Don’t be calling yourself a Muslim if you’re going to be acting all crazy and killing folks.
It makes me sad that terrorism is synonymous with Islam sometimes.
I pray five times a day. Yes. FIVE. I know it may seem like a lot, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
Cleanliness is part of our faith. I like clean. Clean is good.
It’s easy to take something out of context in any religion.
Don’t believe everything you see/hear in the media and online. Really. About anything!
We fast (without any food or water) in Ramadan (August of this year) from sunrise to sunset. Yes, we get hungry. No, it’s not that bad. I mean, c’mon, think of all of the things we have (food, for example) that others in the world go without.
I believe that a woman should be able to cover her hair, or face, if she so chooses. Isn’t it oppressive when someone makes you take it off, just as it’s oppressive if someone makes you put it on?
I’m not Arab.
Not all Arabs are Muslim.
Not all Muslims are Arab.
(But I do read and write Arabic.)
No I don’t wear my hijab (headscarf) in the shower.
Yes, I have hair under here.
Yes, it can get warm under here in the summer.
No, nobody’s making me wear this.

If you have any questions, ask me. About anything. And if I answer them, you’ll see it all next Monday :)

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  • Cory-TIKKR

    Hey Haute, Thanks for writing this; very insightful. I especially like the cleanliness part, can I borrow that?

    • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

      For sure Cory! Thanks for reading :)

  • Cory-TIKKR

    Hey Haute, Thanks for writing this; very insightful. I especially like the cleanliness part, can I borrow that?

  • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

    For sure Cory! Thanks for reading :)

  • Is-za

    that was such a cute post! Love it.

    http://furiouslyfabmuslim.blogspot.com/

    • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

      JazakAllah/Thank you Is-za

  • Is-za

    that was such a cute post! Love it.

    http://furiouslyfabmuslim.blogspot.com/

  • http://austinstf.tumblr.com slavetofashion

    Thank you so much for sharing this!!! It also saddens me that so many people confuse Muslims with the small group of extremists that are not all associated with the culture or Islam. I also love what you said about how oppressive it would be to make people take off your hair coverings if you choose to wear them…. especially since yours are so gorgeous!!

    • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

      Thank you for reading it Kathy, I appreciate all you have to write.

      Yup, oppression works both ways, most people don’t think of it that way though..

  • http://austinstf.tumblr.com slavetofashion

    Thank you so much for sharing this!!! It also saddens me that so many people confuse Muslims with the small group of extremists that are not all associated with the culture or Islam. I also love what you said about how oppressive it would be to make people take off your hair coverings if you choose to wear them…. especially since yours are so gorgeous!!

  • http://www.zaharatales.blogspot.com zaharatales

    MashaAllah!

    • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

      JazakAllah, Alhamdulillah :)

  • http://www.zaharatales.blogspot.com zaharatales

    MashaAllah!

  • http://saf-maryam.blogspot.com S Maryam

    I’m a new follower and I just want to thank you for explaining Islam in a few plain and simple words… Your post honestly made me smile! I am so thankful that there are normal non-terrorist-like Muslims out there; most of the Muslims I come across are very judgemental (I don’t wear Hijab) and extreme… Thanks for showing the world that we are normal (and we can wear cowboy hats!). Thanks for making my day! x

    • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

      Thank you for your kind comments Maryam, yours made MY day! I know what you mean, it’s just that so many people have the wrong idea of what/who a Muslim really is, and I wanted to clear that up in a small way.

      And I’m sorry you come across so many judgmental Muslims. It’s so silly, because judging is not a part of Islam at all.

  • http://saf-maryam.blogspot.com S Maryam

    I’m a new follower and I just want to thank you for explaining Islam in a few plain and simple words… Your post honestly made me smile! I am so thankful that there are normal non-terrorist-like Muslims out there; most of the Muslims I come across are very judgemental (I don’t wear Hijab) and extreme… Thanks for showing the world that we are normal (and we can wear cowboy hats!). Thanks for making my day! x

  • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

    JazakAllah/Thank you Is-za

  • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

    Thank you for reading it Kathy, I appreciate all you have to write.

    Yup, oppression works both ways, most people don’t think of it that way though..

  • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

    JazakAllah, Alhamdulillah :)

  • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

    Thank you for your kind comments Maryam, yours made MY day! I know what you mean, it’s just that so many people have the wrong idea of what/who a Muslim really is, and I wanted to clear that up in a small way.

    And I’m sorry you come across so many judgmental Muslims. It’s so silly, because judging is not a part of Islam at all.

  • Mehwish

    luving the cowboy hat! and thanks for putting this info out there in such a nice way

    http://surelidreamsnwishes.blogspot.com/

    • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

      I don’t actually wear a cowboy hat very often :) But thank you

  • Mehwish

    luving the cowboy hat! and thanks for putting this info out there in such a nice way

    http://surelidreamsnwishes.blogspot.com/

  • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

    I don’t actually wear a cowboy hat very often :) But thank you

  • http://snappycasualblog.com/ kelsey williams

    I love your honesty here! I learned a lot! :) I am a Christian and faith is such a huge part of my life! About the fasting, I did not know that. I have gone 30 hours without eating–but not without water. I would be curious to hear more about why you choose to wear the headscarf. Maybe next month? :)

  • http://snappycasual.tumblr.com kelsey williams

    I love your honesty here! I learned a lot! :) I am a Christian and faith is such a huge part of my life! About the fasting, I did not know that. I have gone 30 hours without eating–but not without water. I would be curious to hear more about why you choose to wear the headscarf. Maybe next month? :)

  • http://this-good-life.blogspot.com/ This Good Life

    That was a fun and light-hearted post dispelling some important myths, it made me smile. 
    I love your fashion blog – also great for us non-Muslims interested in modesty! Keep up the good work!

    Blessings,
    This Good Life

    • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

      Thank you!! It’s so nice that it made you smile :)
      And I love the photography on your blog, it’s so pretty.

  • http://this-good-life.blogspot.com/ This Good Life

    That was a fun and light-hearted post dispelling some important myths, it made me smile. 
    I love your fashion blog – also great for us non-Muslims interested in modesty! Keep up the good work!

    Blessings,
    This Good Life

  • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

    Thank you!! It’s so nice that it made you smile :)
    And I love the photography on your blog, it’s so pretty.

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