Recently I discovered instagram for myself. Add me there I love it. I´m obsessively using it.One day instagrams server will crash because of my activities.Information-overload.... But thats not the topic today .
I took part in the fashion-community for hijabis which is taking over instagram these days.It´s really great.I cant tell why I feel like fashion is absolutely important to hijabis in our society.I´m probably completely wrong and fashion or just being clothed nicely is unimportant or even unislamic ( teach me better if you know), but I personally spend time and effort into my clothing.
There are people on instagram who name themselves "hijabstyle" ,"hijablife" or "fashionmodesty" and things like that. They usually have lots of followers and share your pictures if you hashtag them under you pictures.It works kind of like a shoutout.
I love to open my instagram and see beautifully dressed sisters from all over the world. Its so inspirational!
But heres what you were waiting for ... the critics.
I want to point out which big kind of responsibility those people have. And here is the story..
As I started participating in the community I because of whatever reason started wearing long skirts and quitted weraing tight jeans.They are so comfortable and I feel like they look so much better. Obviously they also do great in covering everything up and helping you with keeping the spirit of hijab.Now I feel terrible when I go out with jeans. I always feel kind of half-naked with them.Like everyone would stare at my legs.
But now those big people like "hijablife" started sharing pictures of poeple in leggings with 7 inches high heels and tons of makeup on their face. I´m sorry but whats wrong with you? People who consider themselves as representative muslims have responsibilty for what they do. Because everything you do gives a message to the outter world.
The same goes for you, if you have a twitter/ tumblr/ whatsoever account where you clearly state that you are muslim.For the instagram-people who call themselves "hijablife" etc. the message is " HEY I´m a muslim , that supports hijab-wear.Here I share hijabconform fashion of people.You can be inspired by these looks."
And then, they just turn around and share bad looks, which are not hijabconform at all.
PEOPLE , GET YOUR PRIORITES STRAIGHT.
THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITIES IN SOCIAL NEWTORKS, IF YOU CLAIM TO BE A ROLEMODEL FOR ISLAMIC LIFE !