Ange and I were having a discussion: Some people want to fix everybody but themselves. Which is honorable in a sense to me and I admire their attempts to right what they believe is wrong, but it comes across in an acidic rather than salve-ent way, you know what I mean?
A self-confessed screwed-up Muslim taught me more about Islam than any Sheikh I have heard speaking yet, simply because they refused to try and teach me something they were not an example in. When it comes to my hijab I feel fine in my clothes if a. I wearing an overgarment and it is not see-through, b. I am wearing a khimar that covers my chest c. I am not showing off mad wealth or feigning piety and d. the shape of my body is not displayed (including sexy calf curves so I know exactly where things can open with pants, and when a skirt is needed). I WILL NOT wear garbage bag and tell people GOD is a fashion designer and HE made this for me. Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala made even the Angels bow down before Adam? Shouldn't our appearences, our minds, and our souls, always be dressed, either in thought, cloth, faith, or ideas, to befit that honor????????? There is beauty that exists in nature, such as a flower, and there is beauty that exists indoors, such as woman without her khimar and jilbab, but what is the harm in the woman that sees there is beauty in everything that Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala created, even the cloth she might fashion hijab or khimar from (since every fibre of the garment is already preforming sajood to its Creator though we as men may not know its motions or its language) and seeing that within herself, and on her person, and indeed, in everything around her? If that aids her in rememberance of Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala , Allah indeed knows her intention, and forgives her surely, and guides her, if she remembers and strives to honor her creator in ALL things. Prayer is not the only form of worship and remembrance though surely is it is the best. Every kindness, every beauty, if remembered, is praise for Allah subhanhu wa ta'ala, the Most Beautiful, the Most Bountiful, the most Serene and Merciful, and mentioning His name at the sight of His signs is surely a thing that will make one a better Muslim. All Praise is Yours, O Allah, Subhanallah. No one can create even the smallest part of Your creation. La illaha il allah. There is but one Creator. SubhanAllah.