when choosing a new outfit, the questions that i need to answer before i continue my steps to the cashier are;
"would i be grounded for buying this?"
"would i still be wearing it next year?"
"would papa ask me, "ikut hukum boleh ke pakai macam tu, kaklang?""
"would he eye me differently if i wear it?"
and of course the most ultimate question;
"would ALLAH approve me wearing it,"
being a girl, i have this irrational need to buy endless amount of clothes.
sesungguhnya Allah SWT sukakan kesederhanaan dan bencikan pembaziran
i knowww. and i think i am actually practicing moderation. am i? well im trying.
but oh, dont i just get all excited when i see new trends in those fashion websites and magazines. though i dont look at all like a fashionista to you, i have this very very very deep enthusiasm(?) for fashion. i love reading fashion mags, i love watching any shows with runways on them, i love visiting fashion blogs, i admire fashion designers, i love looking at clothes and imagine that i could wear them.
uhuh. a thought that always occur to me(and i believe other hijabians out there) when we see out of bounds outfits is,
"if only i was allowed to, i would wear this."
but the thought just has to stop there because if i think too much about it, i'd probably buy it anyway and save it for special events at home with my future husband hahahaha.
but my dear ladies, dont worry. you know the sacrifice that we have to endure right now is totally for our happiness here after, right?
we just have to believe that our life now is short. (life's short so enjoy it to the max?) well okaaay. but in Islam, everything has its limits. and believe it or not, these limits are not made out of the blue. everything has a reason. what we are confining ourselves into right now is to make us become the most beautiful angels in Jannah.
if we think what we're wearing right now is going to make guys drop their jaws with admiration, then bear in mind that if we obey His rules now, in Jannah, we'll be 70 times prettier than the angels. oh and did you know, the ugliest angel in Jannah, is the most beautiful woman on earth? most beautiful woman. hmmm. a Miss World perhaps? and she's the ugliest in Jannah.
so who cares if im not a head-turner on earth for not wearing the latest trends, for draping myself in layers and layers of black clothes, for not being able to show just a lil bit of skin? because my mission is to be Miss Jannah for my husband in the life here after. insyaAllah :)
so yea, although i leave Forever 21, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, MNG, with a sinking feeling for not being able to wear most of their clothes(also because of financial factor hehehe) , im just hoping that it will cause Allah's mercy when i will need it soon. ameen.