Amethyst

Hiiiiiiii!

How you doin’ :}

I had to make a little getaway to Abuja over a month ago and wanted to make a fresh/ new outfit for the trip. So, during a trip to the market where I usually get my fabrics from, I saw this material! It reminded me of amethyst, purple jewel look, I wanted to use it to make lingerie initially (don’t ask me), I still have the material in fuscia pink, so I can lingerie that. Who will like to see a lingerie tutorial?!

I loved the color, the feel of it and because it looked like fluid when it moved, I could only imagine how it will look in a circle skirt! So, that is what I made. When I first wore the skirt, I wore it with another silk beige shirt for a complete evening look.

You would think because I have an habit of rolling my shirt, I’d just stick to 3/4 sleeves? No, when I have to pray, I’d like to have the option of covering my arms. I also prefer a slim fitted sleeve for a more contemporary look. Kids, cover your arms.

There was minimal styling, you could complete it with a black bag. I hardly carry more than two bags in a year, except I have a super luxury one I need to use for certain events.

Also, make up is annoying. nuff said.

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Have a lovely week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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Lotus Eid Promo (Ram winners)

I don’t think rams are the most photogenic animals but the recipients of the gifts sure have wide smiles on their faces. Remember when Lotus was giving away Rams for Eid, 20 of them! Here are pictures of some of the winners and their ‘meat’, lol. And all the names.

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Congratulations to all the winners! You can also keep in touch with Lotus capital via the side bar to keep up to date!

I also have exciting news! Maybe I’d be able to document it. I’ll fill you in later.

Love,

Haneefah.

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DIY Faux Fur Sandal

So, here’s the story, on how I upgraded the sandal below. There’s this huge h&m faux fur jacket which is kind of useless in use in Nigeria, I decided to give it new life.

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I cut off the sleeves (so that I can still have a sleeveless jacket to use if I have to make a journey to a freezing climate) and used it in coming up with this uber simple crafty craft and jazz up my simple barely sandal that I wore here.

Basically, what you’ll be needing is

  • Your source of faux fur.
  • glue
  • scissors
  • and your imagination! I just had to put that in there. There are so many things I might be ‘fluffing’ up real soon.

Here’s a really short video to guide you on how to make it.

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A video posted by Haneefah Adam (@muslimahanie) on

All you have to do is cut up a strip, long enough to cover the sandal strap and not too wide. Or you can just go out wild, it’s your choice, and shoe.

Glue on the fur. Wait for it to dry. I trimmed out the hair on the faux fur because I felt it was too long. And rock it out!

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I wish you an amazing week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

 

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Mono-Cream

Hi!

I hope you had an amazing weekend, I’m just looking forward to week ahead and the good it has in stock! I’m going to be in Lagos Thursday for a leadership and entrepreneurship summit in Lekki, in sha Allah (God willing), there will be more details on my twitter shortly.

So, while I was in Lagos, about two months ago, shortly after my Istanbul Fashion week trip, I talked about it here.

I had a mini photoshoot with Roqeebah O of theroqeebah.com. She was a very pleasant person to work with as I am probably the worst subject to photograph as I have zero patience. We met up at Rele Gallery where my art was in an exhibition.

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And that was me with random things in the picture. Guess who had a shoot that day too?

Yup, hijarbie!

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Heading out that day, I decided to go with a monotone look and have the super amazing gold patterned hijab with tassels do the major work. The shirt is a UK size 24 by the way, because I wanted to go for a oversized chic look, paired with the cream pleated palazzos.

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And a nice simple barely dare heeled sandal to complete the look.

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We later went out for coffee and had more photo shoots there while I was exploring my Samsung phone I just recently unboxed.

But first, I had to take a picture of my carrot cake and coffee first.

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Shirt: Marks and Spencer

Pants: Al Marwah, Turkey

Hijab: Muslima wear, Turkey. Shop this hijab here

 

Have a great week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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MID Hijab Giveaway

Salam alaikum (Peace be onto you) guys!

I hope you’re doing well and that Ramadan which is basically almost over (sadly) has been very beneficial for you.

MID sent me some printed viscose hijabs to give away to my readers/ followers! I’ve gone through so many ways to give them away, I just decided to come to the blog and finish it up here.

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So, In sha Allah, the first five people to comment on this post gets the hijabs sent to them in time for Eid in sha Allah. Four of the hijab to be given away are in the image above. Comment with your location and a sweet message to anyone that would be reading it.

You can also partake in the current promo MID is running now and you stand a chance to win a full Eid outfit!

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Good luck ladies!

Love, 

Haneefah

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Ruh Collective X BrimahAndJohn

Salam alaikum!

I hope you’re all doing well. Being a follower and admirer of modest fashion for a very long time. I am always excited when I come across gems.

Ruh Collective was one of them. I was part of those that had an exclusive sneak peek to the collection, it is now available to the public :D. Their values are amazing Ma sha Allah.

These are just few of my favourites (It means if I could buy any piece from the whole collection, I’ll be choosing these, starting with the jumpsuit!). You can view the whole collection here and their collaborations with designers.

The outfits are hereherehere and here. Most of them are up for pre-order.

They also do collaborations with designers. BrimahAndJohn however, documented a fashion story using clothes from Ruh Collective, Covetous: The Lady + The Thief.

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It was a striking narrative about a blissfully unaware lady, who constantly had prying eyes, the thief, on her, till she was overpowered by that hidden but ever present force. She interpreted it as the Lady being the world, Dunya and the thief being death. Death being a fact of life we sometimes ignore or pay little attention to but can creep up on us at any time.

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She threw it open for interpretation, and I interpreted it to be a person and the evil eye. Which we are ‘blissfully’ unaware of.

Evil eye, Isabat al-’ayn, is a common belief that individuals have the power to look at people, animals or objects to cause them harm. It is tradition among many Muslims that if a compliment is to be made one should say “Masha’Allah” (ما شاء الله‎) (“God has willed it.”) and also “Tabarakallah” (تبارك الله‎) (“Blessings of God”) to ward off the evil eye. Reciting Sura IkhlasSura Al-Falaq and Sura Al-Nas from the Qur’an, three times after Fajr and after Maghrib is also used as a means of personal protection against the evil eye. –Wikipedia

May Allah protect us always.

Love,

Haneefah.

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How Safe is Your Child’s Financial Future?

Salam alaikum!

Most people will answer this question by saying that they have opened a junior savings account for their child since birth, and put in every monetary gift the child has received. If you are one of such parents, that’s pretty impressive!

Between paying continually rising school fees, house rent and feeding, it is easy to get so caught up in meeting the present needs of our children, that one may not be able to set money aside for their future.

Planning for the child’s future is equally as important as caring for them while they are growing. Opening a savings account for them is merely the first step in helping them build a financially secure future.

As a savings account yields little to no profit, it may not satisfy your desire to leave a legacy for your child. .

So what is better than saving money in a bank account for your child? Investing in their name! A Shari’ah compliant fixed income fund like the Lotus Halal Fixed Income Fund will do more than save your child’s money. It offers you a means of building wealth for your child before they are able to build it for themselves.

Think of all the ways that an investment can help your child in the future. The profits that a halal investment plan yields can go towards paying some of their school fees, buy them a home, pay for their wedding or help them start a business. Children whose parents have made investments for them have a better chance of having a financially secure future, more than their peers.

As human beings, we don’t like thinking about the negative, but as Muslims, we know that “every soul shall taste death”. What happens to young children who unexpectedly lose their parents? How do they survive in life without the people who worked and earned money on their behalf? Life’s unexpected occurrences is the reason financially savvy parents invest for their children. You don’t expect to die or fall ill, but if it were to happen, you wouldn’t want your children to suffer.

In a hadith narrated by Umar, a companion of Prophet Muhammad (SW), the Prophet used to sell the dates of the garden of Bani An-Nadir and store so food for his family that would cover their needs for a whole year. The Prophet planned in advance for the welfare of his family, and so should any Muslim parent.

With as low as N5,000, you can invest in Lotus Capital Limited’s Halal Fixed Income Fund for your child, and help them start their lives with a healthy nest egg.

You can learn more about the Fund by sending an email to invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or dialing 01-2914624/0807 709 9551.

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I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying Ramadan so far in sha Allah.

Love,

Haneefah.

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DIY Maxi Cardigan*

*also known as outer wear.

Hi guys!

I’m a huge fan of big flowy outer wear or even regular casual outfits normally, which makes this project a thing for me, and If that’s your style, you’re going to love putting this on.

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It’s a project I’ve done in a while now, posted on instagram and asked if you’d like me putting up the tutorial, you can watch it in the short video below, It is super easy to do and wear. The bunching up on the neck might provide some warmth and that’s why I won’t recommend you wearing it during the hot weather, unless a fan or an air conditioning unit follows you around.

 

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I loved wearing it actually as it provides some coverage to a fitted maxi gown I was wearing underneath. Let me know what you think.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Love Yourself*

About Love.

To simplify things, you know how you love something, you’re biased towards it and want what is best for it? You should do that to yourself, I mean, both body and SOUL. You do that by choosing the right path for your well being, especially your mind. If you already love yourself, congratulations.

It also includes loving yourself the way Allah (SWT) created and wonderfully made you. Embracing your flaws and working on them to make yourself a better person. Even though you don’t have to apologise for who you are, like in all things, moderation is key.

Try and also love yourself at your lowest because if you are strong enough to surmount your personal challenges and struggles, that just makes you badass.

Take these beautiful verses for example;

Ash-Shams 7-10.

…And I swear by the soul and Him who made it perfect**. Then He inspired it to understand what is right and wrong for it; He will indeed be successful who purifies it, And he will indeed fail who corrupts it…

(Translated using the iQuran Lite app, On Android and iPhone)

**See how you are already perfect the way you are, God said so.

Which reminds me of a whole lot of another talk about purifying one’s heart and staying away from the Diseases of the heart (no, not CAD disease or hypertension)

If you aren’t happy with yourself, you don’t need to see anything wrong with people who do, who knows how long it took them to get to the place they are right now?

I feel this whole write up is more like a reminder to myself, an experience earlier this week inspired it. I’m in a place where right now, even if a lot of things are not ‘working’ out, a whole more is working out and I choose to focus on that and be happy about it. I just want to continue trying to be good, keep my head and soul clear to allow for light. The less you think about what people think (both good and bad, especially bad). The happier you are for it.

Love,

(the sign off)

Haneefah phonto

*Not in any way affiliated to Justin Beiber.

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