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Assalamu alaikum, I'm Helena, 21, and Muslim. I'm English & Egyptian. But mostly English.

This blog does not aim to promote the hijab as a fashion statement, but it is a means for me to remind myself and others that hijab is empowering, elegant, and beautiful :)

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How do you keep going and keep existing when life just keeps getting worse and worse. I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m tired of pretending everything is okay, I’m exhausted. I’m tired of living for everyone else and ignoring everything I want. I’m tired of being controlled, I’m tired of putting on the brave face for people while my heart feels like it’s going to explode out of my chest. I’m tired of being stressed out all the time. I’m tired of happiness being ruined. I’m tired of being treated like bait. I’m tired of my relationship being treated like it doesn’t matter. I’m tired of rumours. I’m tired of being accused and being made to feel guilty for things I am not guilty of. I’m tired of not being able to stand up for myself. I just want it all to end. I’m so tired.

‎Prophet Muhammad ﷺ married a women older, richer and more successful than him. This is the biggest nightmare for most Muslim men now.

- (via labelledamee)
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kanyewesticleandthepeasants:

be more like khadija you say? 

ok b, lemme get married twice, take over my second husband’s business and turn it into a raging success, have all the rich men in my town want me, but at 40 - I’ll marry the hot 25 year old who works for me and who loves me unconditionally and we’ll pop out 6 children like no problemo son this sounds like the dream why would i ever disagree

Hahaha.

Hi I was wondering, was it awkward him being your brother's best friend. It seems so sweet to think he went from your brother's best friend to yiur husband, did he always like you,?

Haha no, he thought I was weird and creepy :P which I was when he knew me when I was younger. I only started to look like an actual human being when I was about 18.

Salam sister, i want to know how you felt with revealing your body to your husband and how did u gain the confidence to show it all , if you do of course lol thank you ❤️

Salam, haha well…I don’t know…you just…do I guess :P sorry it’s a little uncomfortable answering this :P I’m not really unsure or lacking body confidence - I’m a big supporter of body positivity so I enforce it in my own perception of myself, or at least I try to. Look, if you’re worried about your husband finding you unattractive, the best way I can sum it up is from 0:48 - 0:53 of this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ueI5GRgWa8 seriously, there’s no point in worrying, because if he has married you, he thinks you’re beautiful anyway, and confidence only enhances that ;)

Salaam hope you're well :) how did you and your hubby meet? Just curious!

Salam :) thank you, you too :) He was my brother’s best friend.

How do you find the age gap between yourself and your husband? It's not THAT huge, but I'm curious to know what it's like. I want to marry this guy who's 26 and I'm 20, so it's 6 years like you. But I've heard so many people say anything more than 4 years is such a BIG age gap, so I don't know if my parents will be okay. May Allah bless your marriage :)

Well, it’s fine actually :p it all depends on the two people - he’s pretty crazy so he’s not your typical 27 year old I have to say :p so if you and this 26 year old guy are a good match and you make each other happy, then the age difference really doesn’t matter. I mean.. My parents have 10 years between them, as did my grandparents, and they were the most beautiful, perfect and loving couple I have ever know and they were together until the very end. Also, ignore other people, it’s not about them it’s about you two, and to be honest, I’ve never really had feelings for any of the guys my age before so it’s all individual. Some people just want someone older and there’s nothing wrong with that :)

Salam, I wanted to know the type of scarf and the material they are you use in your latest photos? They're beautiful ;)

Salam :) the scarf I was wearing was satin and the dress was made of chiffon :)