Saturday, August 20, 2011

tentang hijab

so far my first year of being a 'hijaber' had been an amazing experience. an eye-opener.

i remember how the first few days of wearing tudung, i didn't know how to belit the selendangs so that it doesn't move. i remember the struggle and the long process of trying to belit my shawls nicely. it was a challenge even, to make my friends treat me indifferently from before. of course, i understand some of them feel they can't talk about certain subjects with me anymore because of my 'new appearance'.

the thing is, i am still the same person.
maybe i have changed, i don't know. but whatever it is, i only pray the changes are for the better.

anyway, after asyik fail je pakai tudung belit even while watching tutorials on youtube, i've decided to just wear it as comfortably as i can, ignoring the trend then. soon after that, i made that video tutorial.

but i realised after how i was 'bashed' in youtube and my blog, i did not cover my aurat properly.
some comments hurt me to the core and made me depressed too for a while because i couldn't understand ; i pakai tudung ni, lagi ramai nak condemn condemn. bila i free hair bukan main orang suka dress i la, suka rambut la, etc etc. aurat yang i dulu suka nak tunjuk, takde lak orang marah. skang dah tutup, ramai lak nak comment. aneh kan?

that did not stop me from making videos though and after several videos, i admit, i terhanyut. i was noob then. i was overwhelmed with the attention i got from my videos that i got over my head. lagi lagi after the scarflets. we got called for photoshoots, we received invitations to events, and all that jazz. in the beginning, it was very exciting. but alas, it's very misleading..

at one point, dato' gave me a 'reality check'. he made me think, and he made me realise how i've strayed from my intention.
to be closer to Allah SWT.
so i'm taking myself into that direction again. however, some damages has been done.

i notice more and more hijabers are into photoshoots. i notice that photographers have 'muslimah photoshoot' or sewaktu dengannya. i realise there are contests in facebook yang the grand prize mesti ada 'photoshoot'. and then, the participants mesti ada yang gambar memang dari photoshoot ngan photographer mana entah siap watermark kat picture tu kan. and i notice some proudly call themselves 'model muslimah'.

kalau nak ikutkan definition 'muslimah', it means a muslim woman. regardless of the person being a hijaber or not, a muslim woman is a muslim woman.
but for some reason, in this generation, muslimah immediately means a hijaber. aneh.

i myself am a woman, so i know and completely understand the need to look good as a hijaber (especially) because dressing up and being covered from head to toe is not as easy as those who choose not to be covered. so it's like a challenge kan.
don't have to be in denial la..
everyone have that "i nak nampak lawa" moments. even guys (hehee!). so when i said "some damages has been done", i meant that, in one way or another, i had probably encouraged hijabers to think fashion and photoshoots are.. good..

i used to make statements like "who says muslim women can't dress up? who says women with hijab can't model?".
now i feel like slapping myself, because it should be "i wear the hijab, i cover myself up, because i am a muslim". i should respect the hijab for what it represents and not make it seem like its just a cloth on my head like an accessory.
the purpose of hijab is to cover our aurat and wearing it makes it obvious to everyone that we are muslim whereas dressing up, wearing make up, looking pretty basically is only for our self-satisfaction.

and in my opinion, it's not wrong to want to look good. not at all.
it's not wrong to like photoshoots or whatever self-vanity related activities.

fashion is fun to follow too, i get it, but it's making us lose focus.
for example, we go online and we look at lookbook to know what's the latest trends. we get inspired, we hurriedly head on to a shopping mall or blogshop and hang around looking for that piece of clothing we pictured. then we spend money. sometimes distracted punya pasal, solat tak khusyuk. sometimes nak sangat baju tu, sampai solat pun tinggal. the same goes to modelling.

fashion becomes an obsession. modelling becomes a passion.
beautification becomes a necessity.

muka bogel takde eyeliner pun dah rasa resah. dapat gambar photoshoot, rasa bangga sampai upload merata-rata (blog, tumblr, facebook, twitter, etc) expecting people to tell you how good you're looking. parallel to that, jadi riak, and riak is salah satu attributes yang Allah SWT hina.
*slaps myself real hard*

how la like that?

what will happen if the younger generations who wears the hijab terjebak with all this craze and influenced by it, thinking that looking good, being fashionable and photoshoots are more important than learning/improving? how about when they start to crave for fame?
i worry that they will spend more energy on being beautiful and getting noticed, hence become more materialistic and self-obsessed than they should be, forgetting the fact that whatever were given naturally, are blessings from Allah SWT.

then what's the reason of wearing the hijab? what happened to 'modesty'?

nak cantik, boleh. nak fashionable, boleh. nak buat pape pun, boleh.
tapi dalam Islam, it's best to keep everything in moderation.
kan?

i apologise deeply if ever i made you think that hijab is a fashion statement..
it's not.
it's a religious statement.

if i can go back to the past, i would give my noob self a good flying kick!

and i apologise if in this post, i offended anyone. it's not my intention to attack anyone (directly or indirectly) but it is mine to share my observations and experiences.

and here's a friendly reminder:

Surah Al-Imran

salam.

ps: i hope i made sense throughout this post.. coz i'm writing without planning. straight from the heart la camtu. sedih dengan diri sendiri and sedih dengan apa dah jadi ngan dunia hijab. and again i'm sorry.

pps: those of you who questions my niat, siap nak i prove myself ("actions speaks louder than words" etc etc), know that i don't have any obligation nor intention to prove anything to anyone. i only want to change for Allah SWT to see, for He is All Seer and we, i'm afraid, are not. please don't judge me from what i've written. thank you for your support/encouragement! ='D

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~Queen Q~ said...

Kudos. for being humble, brave enough to admit your mistakes. It is important to know the real reason we cover our aurat. Jadi famous ni bahaya, at the same time it can be profitable. if you perform good deed, u gain pahala. and of course dosa on the other hand.

You’re caught up in the middle
Being Muslim and western
Your mind knows that its Allah you should obey and follow
But you’re confused
About which pill to swallow
And you try and follow the middle path
Even though you know their aint no such thing
But you just can’t resist not wearing bling

the poem continues at my blog :)

~Queen Q~ said...

http://naquiahadibah.blogspot.com/2011/08/when-you-wear-hijab-you-feel-good.html

Bashtiah said...

Hi :)
I couldn't find the perfect words to describe this one opinion of yours, but one thing for sure, I liked it. Well maybe because I just started donning the hijab as well.

.pelangi. said...

manusia tak semua sempurna, kita yang ada ni kalau ada orang yang kurang kita tolong, kalau kita lebih kita bantu orang lain. :D

Shahirah Amnah said...

Assalamualaikum, kak Maria.

ni firstime saya komen entry kak Maria. Alhamdulillah, sesungguhnya Hidayah itu hanya milik Allah dan kita sebagai hamba hanya terus berusaha.

berbloglah kerana Dakwah. Setiap manusia akan dipertanggungjawabkan dalam setiap apa yang mereka lakukan.

sebenarnya, blog-blog yang mengajak kepada sesuatu yang tidak baik contoh couple akan memberi saham kepada kita andai si pembaca mengamalkan apa yang kita tuliskan.. saham tu dosa nya sama seperti kita buat, tiada beza.

lebih baik mengajak kepada kebaikan, mendekatkan diri kepada Allah, Menjulang nama Islam, Insya Allah kita akan pahala kebaikan orang yang membaca dan mengamalkannya.. untung kan?

Maaf andai saya terkasar bahasa.

Allah menilai pada usaha bukan natijah. Moga kak Maria terus Istiqomah.

saya sokong! :)

sweetFreak said...

assalamualaikum maria..

lots of luv la to u :)

great poem for hijabers

You look at me and call me oppressed,
Simply because of the way I'm dressed,

You know me not for what is inside,
You judge the clothing I wear with pride,

My body is not for your eyes to hold,
You must speak to my mind, not my feminine mould,

I'm an individual. I'm no man's slave,
It's Allah's pleasure that I only crave,

I have a voice so I will be heard,
For in my heart I carry His word,

"O ye women, wrap close your cloak,
So you won't be bothered by ignorant folk".

Man doesn't tell me to dress this way,
It's law from God that I obey,

Oppressed is something I'm truly not,
For liberation is what I've got,

It was given to me many years ago,
With the right to prosper, the right to grow,

I can climb mountains or cross the seas,
Expand my mind in all degrees,

For God Himself gave us liberty,
When He sent Islam, to you and me !

C.A.K said...

actually my opinion i dont like the way you wearing because you dont wear properly as a good muslimah thats all

NajwaRazman, said...

Kak Maria, u did a good job. Allah bless you. Keep it up.

Loves,
Wawa <3

safanadia said...

never too late to change,perfectly entry that touches every single heart..me too..slalu rase teringin nk try lilit2 style n yet mendedahkan dada n all...smoga Allah perbaiki kita

Nadiey Nadine said...

nice post in ramadhan al-mubarak =)

tukanama said...

thumbs up..alhamdulillah, maria =)

Zanaishi said...

very nice post maria..hopefully your sharing and experiences will become a meaningful lesson to the muslim youngsters.semoga kamu istiqamah.

neverletmego said...

InsyALLAH ..its depends to our " nawaitu " wearing hijab??Muhasabah diri selalu .ALQuran as our guide..

Good post ,thank you for sharing maria (",)

nerves said...

''it's not wrong to like photoshoots..''
err.r u sure...think again k~

hmm ..at some point..kalau tak sedar lagi tak tau la

=)

Syahirah Jermadi said...

this is exactly what everyone needs. everyone should be reminded that a hijab is not just a piece of cloth on the head. it does not only cover your aurat, but it, too, represents who you are, your akhlak, your personality. it's fine with being fashionable and trying too look good. but everyone, try not to forget the true reason why you are wearing the hijab(to those that are). a hijab itself is a form of modesty, so why sabotage that? everyone, take a moment to think.

حيفا نظيره said...

salam maria...salam ukhuwah...dah lama baca blog awk tp x pernah komen..just nak sharing..


"i pakai tudung ni, lagi ramai nak condemn condemn. bila i free hair bukan main orang suka dress i la, suka rambut la, etc etc. aurat yang i dulu suka nak tunjuk, takde lak orang marah. skang dah tutup, ramai lak nak comment. aneh kan?"

sekarang kita sudah berada dalam fasa dunia akhir zaman..di dalam fasa ini dikatakan "dunia ibarat penjara bagi orang2 yg beriman"...bermaksud, bila kita melakukan kebaikan kerana Allah, kita dilihat sebagai ganjil dan pelik..mereka sukar untuk menerimanya ..tetapi jangan biarkan ia melemahkan smgt kita untuk berubah lillahi Taala...

Wallahu'alam :)

kukukecil said...

I totally agree.. *slap my face and still to learn

Denise Bomfim said...

Salam, Maria Helena! Is this your true name or a nickname?
It sounds portuguese, my language.

Congratulations for your text,
greetings,
http://denisebomfim.blogspot.com

Nevisha said...

Yes dear, you are absolutely right. It is never to late to keep our real objective in sight. :) InsyaAllah. Good job. Love your entry.

3rdteen said...

would like to share wif everyone...may I?

Fatma said...

i am muslim woman and i suka laa apa yang kak maria cuba sampaikan kepada muslimah di luar sana and saya pun baru nak buat post like this at my blog.tapi nevermind, i will post juga sbb i nak sedarkan ramai wanita muslim di luar sana :) good job maria . and and lastly,Assalamualaikum kak maria :D

Nordin said...

Assalamualaikum

Sebagai seorang Muslim, saya gembira mendengar pengakuan yang tulus dari hati ini.

Sudah lama saya bergiat dalam usaha menasihati para Muslimah supaya memakai pakaian dengan betul.

Kerana seorang Muslimah itu cantik kerana agamanya, bukan kerana paras rupa mahupun fesyennya.

Apa2 pun, alhamdulillah saya ucapkan sekiranya cik Maria telah mempunyai kesedaran dan niat untuk berubah.

Itu tandanya Allah dah bagi masuk hidayah dalam hati.

Semoga Allah memberikan lebih banyak hidayah agar cik Maria dapat istiqomah dan berusaha untuk hidup dalam syariatnya sambil beribadah.

Biarpun kita rasa tak sempurna, tapi ingat, Allah tak tengok hasil yang sempurna itu.

Allah tengok usaha yang gigih dalam mencapai kesempurnaan itu.

Good luck in becoming a real Muslimah. You're still have time to change.

And I'll support you with du'a from time to time, insha Allah.

May Allah bless. Barakallahu fik :)




Best regard,
Blog Burungman

Jαnnαhツ said...

a very touching entry, sis.

Mikah Lurima said...

As salam, Maria Elena!

Alhamdulillah... tahniah atas kesedaran you dan post ni!

B'liv or not I just followed you just b'coz of your entry. WOW!!! Sangat WOW!

Seriously. I'm a guy. Sebelum ni I tak berapa nak ambil tahu pasal you even though semua, I mean ALL my friends recognize you. I bukannya baik sangat tapi I nak kalau boleh yang I 'follow' tu bawak pengaruh yg baik kpd I. You fahamkan?

Fashion tak pernah salah. Manusia yg silap. Sejauh mana niat you. I peminat fesyen dan I lelaki. Kadang2 I perlukan perhatian jugak tapi niat I tak pernah nak meleret-leret atau menyinggah ke 'lain' bila I berfesyen. Cuma utk diri I dan bukan orang lain tengok. Diorang nak tengok I tak boleh halang. Tapi apa yg kita 'peragakan' tu? I yakin ALLAH tahu. So, ALLAH knows your intention. More than you know.

Alhamdulillah... thanx again for this entry. ~XOXO~

k e y r i said...

i

love

this

entry,

syabas

sista

:)

amad said...

to those yg 'serang' you with your appearance, sebenarnye mereka caring. biar kasar macam mane pun komen tu, niat mereka itu baik. pikir positif. smoga Allah memberkati segala usaha kita. InsyaAllah

kekunang said...

salam maria,
you expressed it well...im not really your fan but im one of the reader who always had same view with you in certain thing... yes maria..keep it up...plz, always try to be in the right track in searching for Allah's hidayah... semoga apa yg diingati oleh-Nya hari ini tidak ditarik balik hidayahnya...i m feeling it now..i mean the "challenging" being one of the hijabbers in tasmania, where its quite rare to see people with hijabs...

but after all...we choose what we WANT to believe...and....always forgot about what we really NEED to believe...so maria...keep it up...tak perlu berubah sebab perspective manusia sekeliling...it is more important tentang apa yg u cari and mahu...

take care.

zara said...

Inspiring. May Allah bless you always. Like seriously, I adore you. Yes I really do :)

Rahimah Hedlund Sazali said...

kak maria i love this entry.we try so hard to follow the trend in magazines,yet we forgot what Allah told us to do in the Quran...

aiesya said...

i admire you even more now... ;) its not easy to change, its not easy to not get carried away...but ur trying ur best...and so will i...insyaAllah...thanks for the entry :)

fatimahamin said...

Thank you for this post maria.
You're such a beautiful and inspiring person.

Nucleo's girls... said...

Alhamdulillah... :)

Whoda said...

I've been following u since before ur wearing hijab, and now I could say this is by far the best post u've ever written!
thanx for the reminder maria =)

FARHANArazaki said...

ur words.now im starting to like u! :)

honey and clover said...

hey hey maria. assalamualaikum. :) been wanting to tell you this too. i like you, like who doesn't rightttttttt! :)
but still, i'm afraid of muslimahs being carried away with all the fashion dilemma, with all the worldly promises and of course, peer pressure.! keep it up Maria, you could be an idol not only for Muslimahs, but also for women in upgrading our values in the society.

do visit my blog, http://thickglasses12345.blogspot.com/

we can share many things, for us to grow maybe? hehehehe. :D

nekozchan said...

kak maria keep on walking on the good path,step by step,insyaallah you'll make a good progress, some might condemn but you have many supporters on you back, me include!we love you!your cool,cheerful and cute character make us happy!selamat berpuasa and selamat hari raya!hope to meet you someday! :D

Irfan~Ana said...

thanks maria..sebab u pun dah ingat kan i..that wearing hijab is NOT a fashion statement but it's a religious statement...thanks again..semoga kite lebih ikhlas kepadaNya...

Nor Arinee Mat Saaud said...

dear,

really touched with your entry. sometimes mmg kita terhanyut di dunia ini.. but girl, i am so proud with your changes (to good)

Tishya said...

assalamualaikum...

this is the first entry u yang i suka...

and i agree. sekarang media made us hijabsters to treat hijab as fashion.. bukan sbg perintah Allah.

thanks for the reminder to u, me and other people.

wassalam

Fariza said...

thanks maria. nice entry. jadikan teladan untuk semua.

Penggelap Cahaya said...

seems like you understand better on aurat,alhamdulillah.semoga bercambah orang-orang menyusul contoh ini.

t.a.c.a said...

this is the best post from you so far... thanks for reminding me :)

Ezarina Aziz said...

I admit I've been critical and commented once on your post (the one with the video) but my, oh my, I applaud you for this one. It sounds really genuine and a good read. Thank you for your eye-opening perspective.

sHieRa cAkAp said...

Mulut manusia bkn mcm tempayan. Tak boleh nak tutup2.. Ada je yg tak kena n tak betul kita di mata mereka so just let them be.. Orang yg asik nk condemned org lain ni sebenarnye die jeles n rasa tak secure dgn diri sendiri.. I like u the way u r..

P/S : BTW gambar u dlm InTrend cantik sangat!!!

adwin H said...

MashaAllah sis Maria,

congratulations for having such a great Turning Point.

I admit, different people might be late in realizing such mistakes but once we realized it,
we are already on a different level from what we were previously.

InsyaAllah, step by step, Allah will guide us nearer to Him as long as we take the effort to do it :D

ahmad endo said...

cool!!...super cool...hehehe

zella y said...

fashion is fun to follow too, i get it, but it's making us lose focus.

sangat suka dgn ayat kat ats tu...
sangat suka dengan entry ini...

semoga kita akan menjadi muslimah yg sejati..amin...

xoxo

Nadia Is Cute said...

A sincere and humbling entry.

Thank you.

aPA pul@k DAH!!! said...

seyesly suka entry nie... yg pntg niat kita ngan Allah... :)

Mommy Electric said...

Dear Maria,

Thank you for letting us know what you think of yourself and what difference you've made throughout years of being a hijab fashionista.. :)

being fashionable or presentable is not a crime as long as you know your limits as a muslim woman.

As a muslim, we are tight to a certain dress code. The thing with scarflet is, for me, they're trying too hard to be fashionable. But i don't think they're making any sense out of it. You dressed up as a muslimah, but you tell people the brand you wearing and price too! Like you said in your article, where's the modesty??

By right, we dress to impress our creator (Allah SWT) and not the people.

I hope your post could be a really great reminder to the people out there including me and those who's trying to be the next hijab fashion victim.. :)

Peace Maria.

P/S: We've met! and I was Your dato's senior.

Dhea d'Cinta said...

nice .. i luv this entry .. buat diri sendiri insaf and sedar .. all this while i pon tersasar dari niat untuk memakai tudung .. together we learn from mistake & hope Allah ampunkan kita ..

dila said...

Salam Kak Maria :)

I have always been your silent reader and good job on all your writing. This indeed is an eye and heart opener. Thank you you for writing this so so beautifully. Manusia tidak lari dari melakukan kesilapan. Moga2 kita akan sentiasa berubah kearah kebaikan :)

baloo026 said...

MasyaAllah.keberkatan ramadhan :)

jer deepcorepurple said...

mistakes will makes us a better person. we are human yo.semua manusia buat salah.we are not maksum like our rasulullah S.A.W. tp ALLAH beri kite pelunang utk menilai ape yg terjadi sekeliling kite.plus ape yg terjadi kat kite utk mengaja kite actually. skg hang dah pakai tdung kan? dlu x kan?thats called 'ehsan'. and hang dah pun menyesal aite.dan jgn buat dah.and thats call taubat.sgt mudah kan.so lets bersyukur. btw you kinda gud person actually :)

leo taiko said...

Katakanlah kepada wanita yang beriman: "Hendaklah mereka menahan pandangannya, dan kemaluannya, dan janganlah mereka menampakkan perhiasannya, kecuali yang (biasa) nampak dari padanya. Dan hendaklah mereka menutupkan kain kudung kedadanya, dan janganlah menampakkan perhiasannya kecuali kepada suami mereka, atau ayah mereka, atau ayah suami mereka, atau putera-putera mereka, atau putera-putera suami mereka, atau saudara-saudara laki-laki mereka, atau putera-putera saudara lelaki mereka, atau putera-putera saudara perempuan mereka, atau wanita-wanita islam, atau budak-budak yang mereka miliki, atau pelayan-pelayan laki-laki yang tidak mempunyai keinginan (terhadap wanita) atau anak-anak yang belum mengerti tentang aurat wanita. Dan janganlah mereka memukulkan kakinyua agar diketahui perhiasan yang mereka sembunyikan. Dan bertaubatlah kamu sekalian kepada Allah, hai orang-orang yang beriman supaya kamu beruntung.
Surah An nur ayat yg ke 31

nsdahlia said...

you were lovely, i like you. walaupun ada org yg komen abt your appearance and vlogs and I kinda agree with their opinions, I still like u.

but now you are more than just lovely :) sis, it's ok. it was a mistake. now that you've changed for good it's great for u. even though the damage has been done, you've written this post, and i think u've done your part in 'mencegah kemungkaran' since a lot of ppl are reading this.

may Allah bless my sisters in Islam~

ELIQA said...

mulut orang kita tak tahu lak Kak :) Just go on with hijab style. Bukan nak hipokrit ke apa like 'yeahhh, kak Lyna dah berhijabb, yeahh yeahh.' Tapi belakang? You dont even know right? Akak kena bersyukur sebab still ada orang yang support akak macam 'dato' tu. Even ramai yang damn akak, he always give you a strenght. Jadi, senyum selalu okayy. Jangan sedih, let them be laa yang all the backstabber tu :3 love you :)

nemesis3891 said...

hmm. betul. tak salah nak berfesyen, cuma mesti kena dengan syariat.

...dan, setahu saya, wnita tak boleh memperagakan pakaian, kecuali jika penontonnya adalah wanita sahaja. wallahua'lam. itu apa yang saya dengar.

mungkin antara kita ada yang dah tengok video ni, tapi saya rasa still berbaloi kalau saya letak linknya di sini.

aiman azlan punya:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ647OGui8k

Muhammad Faez Bin Fadzil said...

BEST POST EVER!!!! alhamdulillah...

haway mutasawwil said...

semoga akak terus istiqamah...allahummar zuqnas tiqomah

skunksenn zone said...

salam..1 entri yg sgt sy respect..
saya wanita bertudung sejak berusia 11 tahun.sejujurnya saya kurang gemar dengan gaya pemakaian tudung oleh para 'model muslimah'..bertudung bukan hanya menutup rambut, tapi haruslah juga menutup dada. dan saya rasa terlalu ramai yang terlepas pandang berkaitan menutup dada ini.tp sy tak pernah cmmnt lebih2 kerana sy sndiri sedar sy tidak sempurna lagi dlm bab menutup aurat ini..tp niat untuk bertudung tetap harus dipuji.dan sy sgt paham untuk melakukan perubahan bukanlah senang.terlalu byk rintangan dugaan dan cabaran.

cik peah said...

i absolutely agree with u. nowadays people wearing hijab because the fashion not the intention of covering ourselves and being modest. may Allah bless u and keep improving ourselves. insyaallah.

hanis hazwani said...

speechless.. =')

iMah said...

nice entry..
(^^,)

Kei said...

my mom always reminded me that being a Muslim calls for moderation. People tend to overlook such humility and opt for the overzelous overeligious take on Islam.

It's a pity that the Malay society these days choose to put so much unnecessary pressure on religious appearance that we seem to forget the true reason why God wants us to 'tutup aurat'. I believe wearing the hijab has to be one's own personal journey and decision, not forced onto by others. Wearing hijab comes with all that is associated with being selfless, modest, and above all humble towards GOD.

Now seriously, think twice before deciding what colored tudung you should wear for your day out moshing at a gig, screaming your lungs out at the next foreign indie band that comes to Malaysia, or enjoying the no cover charge for Ladies Night at MOS (Yes I've seen it, and hopefully that would be the only time). Ok I'm not trying to be the JAKIM here and start telling people what you can and cant do, it's your life you make the shots. Just don't drag poor innocent hijab with you :)

So Maria Elena (I keep wondering if that's your real name), I was one of them who demonized your fashion hijab movement thing, a lack of moderation on my part. I'm sorry about that. Really. Public apology here. I know it's hard trying to be somebody that's not what society wants you to be. I feel ya' man.

yanyinyun said...

I like the way u thinking maria :)

ainaa said...

nice entry kak maria. this entry will make many people slap their face together gather ;p

Asma said...

couldn't agree more with what you said on this post =)

winna shinta said...

A-W-E-S-O-M-E! LOVE U KAK MARIA :D

Cik Hazelnuttzs said...

may ALLAH SWT bless youu sis <3
sometimes kte mmg prlu muhasabahkan diri kita ;))

im proud of you sis ;D

Ibrahim Ismail said...

"i nak nampak lawa" moments. even guys (hehee!). TRUE.

Ps. Mane u dpt Quran English translation saje tu?

dududada* said...

selamat berpuasa dear..

http://dyaromantika.blogspot.com/2011/08/special-promotion-weekender-class.html

silent.reader said...

Alhamdullillah :)
I can't agree more. Innal a'malu binniat :) Betullah kate awk tu..utk apa kita berhijab dan lebih penting utk siapa sbnrnya kta berhijab? Kena faham konsep tabarruj utk muslimah. Syukur Allah bg hidayah kt Maria utk sdr perkara ni :) semoga Allah ampunkan kesilapan2 awk yg lalu dan kekalkan awk dlm hidyahNya..Amin....:)

Hai anak Adam, sesungguhnya Kami telah menurunkan kepadamu pakaian untuk menutup auratmu dan pakaian indah untuk perhiasan. Dan pakaian takwa itulah yang paling baik. Yang demikian itu adalah sebahagian dari tanda-tanda kekuasaan Allah, mudah-mudahan mereka selalu ingat. (Al-'Araf, 26)

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Paris Hilton (xila) said...

ade mention name u secara samar2 hehe bacelah. tp jgn amek ati. kite suka2 je. xsuka bagitahu ye..

CERPEN PERTAMA : CINTA AKHIR KATA

tq

aishah jamrek said...

nice...

aishah jamrek said...

nice...

cik wan said...

nice post :) alhamdulillah dah fhm mksd sebenar HIJAB/TUDUNG..
betulkan balik niat sbb ap nak pakai tudung tu...i pray for u sis..gud luck :)
ps: kdg2 komen yg negatif sbnrnya membina kan?

kiwi said...

nice one.. i support u.. ^^

Umie Artoqiemie said...

jom hantuk2 kepala kat dinding.. toink toink.

littleMuslimah said...

(^______________________~)

Alhamdulillah! Mabruk ya ukhti. saya doakan Maria akan sentiasa ada keinginan untuk berubah kpd yg lebih baik selepas ni. Semoga terus istiqamah dalam kebaikan. may Allah bless you. ameen..

A'ishah Kamaludin said...

baru je jumpe blog ni, lucky that i found it around now. this post is a very good reminder for all. always check our niat. everything ikhlas (kerana Alla)

:: e D a :: said...

a warm heart opener to understand the purpose of wearing hijab..

Ajeerah Fareha said...

very well said. love this post.
pandangan yg sgat matang. will support you no matter what :)

pie said...

word from the heart...it's nice and may God bless you sis

Nur Ezzah said...

Salam.. eza rasa kesilapan akan mengajar kita... ur entry kali ni mmg dakwah.. balli'ghul anni walau 'ayah".. sampaikanlah walaupun satu ayat.. jadi, sebaik-baik mukmin adalah yang memberi manafaat kepada orang lain.. Same2 kita doa agar hati kita tetap dijalannya.. InsyaAllah...

Murshid Suhaimi said...

nice entry... :)

Hani Si Blogger Picisan said...

Assalamualaikum..

Entry ni muncul betul2 time Hani decide nak quitting and stop to join any photoshoot..

Ahaha~ Memang dari time study dulu Hani suka pakai skirt2 labuh, n macam2 style tudung tapi style tu sume nampak rock. Then, Scarflets muncul. Tengok macam cantik n ayu je. So, Hani pun ikut..Join photoshoot segala bagai.

Memule join photoshoot dulu memang seronok..Yela, orang amik gambar kite..Tapi lelame rase macam..ntah la...Then, I told my bf I want to stop n quit from diz kind of situation. Sebab rase cam dah penat plak..Bila kita dah terjebak sekali je dengan photoshoot, kite akan jadi macam ketagih tau..Hari2 nak pakai cantik2. Even, nak gi sekolah [yes..i am a teacher..(.^^.)] pun naka pakai cantik2..What's the point of wearing tudung kan? Sebab nak cantik je ke? uhuhu~

BTW, Entry ni memang SUPERB!! May ALLAH bless us with His love. (^^,)Y

Hidayah said...

subhanaallah...what a nice entry. eh.sebnanya x penah baca pun blog elena, but my sister used to.fan abes.ehe.. yea, u right elena. dan tahniah kerana kesedaran tu dtg dan dikongsi bersama. dah lama saya perati dan sedar, kebanyakkan gadis sekarang bertudung sbb fashion n trend.mereka x dalami btol2 erti hijab itu. tak salah berfesyen selagi menutup aurat dgn cara yg btol dan TIDAK DIPERAGAKAN DAN MENDATANGKAN RIAK. jd menjadi model muslimah dah tentu terang2 salah. kecantikan wanita utk dijaga utk seorg suami yg sah, syg. tahniah kerana ada kesedaran tu. may u be a better muslimah. gud luck =)

ramona said...

Salaam kak maria.

All I can say now is MashaAllah, SubhanAllah and Alhamdulillah that Allah has shown you the right path, the right way of thinking. This is what we called as hidayah.

I've seen you since your uni life till now and was looking from far. True, I did feel a bit uneasy about you and modelling and stuff, but, when I think back, looking at you has turn into a better person (from free hair to covering up), it made me feel okay and just praying you would be a lot much more better than you are today and istiqamah with your covering.

Alhamdulillah.. Alhamdulillah.. Alhamdulillah.. Only Allah knows how am I really grateful and happy for this from-heart-written post. :D

InsyaAllah, pray for more taufiq and hidayah. It's okay to tremble in the past for it's not really matter. God judge you in the efforts to be better not the end results and that is one of what soo beautiful about Allah.

Lastly, Happy Ramadhan and certainly, this Ramadhan has bring you to the next level. Keep it up, sistah!!

:)

zaiy said...

kak maria, this is my first time leaving my comment in your blog.

when I finished reading just now... "Alhamdulillah.." berkat Ramadhan! what done is done kak, the next time insyaAllah you'll do better as a muslimah. I hope you can be a good role model for all of us, muslimah especially.

May Allah bless u kak maria! =)

OdydOdif said...

finally, you said it. thumb up :). pernah discuss with my friend about this phenomena. keeps it up girl!

Lensa Daie said...

blh jadi kamu membenci sesuatu..padaahal ia amat baik bagimu, dan boleh jadi(pula) kamu menyukai sesuatu..padahal ia amat buruk bagimu..Allah mngetahui sdngkn kamu tidak mngetahui...[Al-baqarah:216]

teruskan dgn apa yg tlh kamu usahakan..insyaAllah..akan dibalas dgn balasan yg setimpal atas apa yg tlh kamu kerjayakan..insyaAllah

hatikubaik|mohdhazlan Dreadlock said...

close aurat itu wajid:)

follow blog ni ...suka2:)

slm knl

hatikubaik|mohdhazlan Dreadlock said...

close aurat itu wajid:)

follow blog ni ...suka2:)

slm knl

Cik Yam said...

nice! really like this entry..mohon share ya~

Lola said...

yea, i got what she meant. How true. Somehow, when one decides to wear hijab, one should try not to look so attractive and FLASHY. Because hijab should make you a modest person, not "HEY LOOK AT ME, I'M A HIP TRENDY MUSLIM GIRL!"

SURAYA ANUAR said...

Agreed now i might like you too haha.

Ezatie said...

SubhanAllah...mungkin ini Ramadhan yg terbaik dlm hidup awak..from Ramadhan awak jumpa sesuatu..itu yg dipanggil Ramadhan berkualiti, iaitu menjadikan kita lg baik dr sblm ini..ni ayat dr rancangan 'Tanyalah Ustaz'hehe..Pastu, nak share lg sesuatu benda yg sy rasa mcm dpt 'pang' kat pipi nibila terdgr kat tv hari tu..iaitu buat sesuatu sbb utk org pandang..cthnya, nak tukar tv baru sbb malu org dtg umah tgk tv buruk..nak pakai mcm tu mcm ni sbb nak soh org tgk kita bergaya...itu semua adalah sifat riak...nauzubillah..sama2 lah kita mencari RedhaNya :)

Tiara Fazlin said...

the first time i saw u was in teacher shida video kiss me thru the fon and i was like??? but now im reading this entry..maria, sekarang ni i respek u gilaaa..

Zainur said...

I think entry ini sgt bagus... I actually seorg muslimah yg konservatif pakai tudung 60 inci gitu...xglamer pon.. tp bila ter'blog walking' kat blog uols yg fashionista ni tetiba rasa nak ikut jadi stylist mcmtu...adess... Mujur juga sekarang saya kat overseas jadi sukar nak dapat those kind of scarfs...and nasib baik juga muhasabah diri sendiri dari segenap aspek...

Kalau saya ditempat anda pon mungkin sedikit sebanyak ada rasa riak, gila glamer dan sebagainya...

Anyway, saya support u utk entry ni dan mudah-mudahan kita semua ni menjadi muslimah yg modest jauh dari maksiat, jauh dari fitnah dan jauh dari pandangan laki yg macam2..ameen..

naeb said...

maria, you're an icon. people will always follow you. meaning, you can influence others. so this would be a good start for you start influencing muslim women out there to cover their aurat more properly in contrast to your old posts. and i think Allah would see this as a good deed for the sake of Islam too inshaAllah :)

keyna kina said...

kaannn . <3 this one so much

fridha kusumawardani said...

thank you for remembering us Maria.. u never know how much muslimah has been touched by this post and rethink about the intention of why they are covering theirselves.

Allah SWT bless u always Maria..

hanyaaku said...

Assalamualaikum...Maria sy rasa d tampar...tp sy suka dgn tamparan ni...sy rasa sedih bla bca entri ni, sdih yg baik,terima kaseh sbb trut menyedrkan sy...

Fatin Aliyya said...

nice entry, dont worry sis, together we reflect ourselves and give advice to others as well so that we become one for all, all for one.nice entry.it made me think of what exactly im wearing, it is ikhlas or not.thnx k maria.

Mya and Dyana said...

Sis, my 1st time reading ur blog and I must say for this entry I like ur view n ur writing on this. One thing do remember - Hidayah Allah dtg dlm pelbagai cara dan dlm pelbagai sebab. Alhamdulillah jika Allah masih terus memberi hidayah pada kita. Itu tanda kita tidak jauh dr Dia. Wallahualam.

Dyana

Puding Karamel said...

Alhamdulillah
its never too late to change
n never regret ur past (as it is part of tarbiyah from Allah especially for u),but to head for the better future
by Allah's will
may Allah bless

amnafied said...

Mabrouk Maria. I'm glad u realized. Bittaufiq wannajah. Semoga mujahid dan istiqamah dengan niat.

dd311 said...

Alhamdulillah, terharu baca ni. I'm a first time reader. You made a lot of good points, very heartfelt too. Dari masalah mengkritik hijabi² baru terlebih sampai jadi discouraging ke reprioritising intentions. Alhamdulillah alhamdulillah alhamdulillah :D.

You also made me step back and realise how easily I dismissed fashionista hijabis before, as more fashionista than hijabi. That was such an short-sighted, condescending and ultimately unislamic stance to take. Thank you for this post :). May Allah light our ways.

Nur Syahada Taufek said...

assalamualaikum..kak maria best sgt bce entry akak yg ni..menghidupkan kembali sambil mengingati niat sebenar bertudung..tq

deadmanwalking said...
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deadmanwalking said...

TERIMA KASEH UNTUK SESUATU YANG 'CANTEK' INI - minta izin pinjam qoutes yang cantek itu

cik marina encik norman said...

entry yang baik, peringatan untuk kita semua :)

and, sepatutnya bila berhijab, orang sejuk mata memandang. tapi sekarang, orang jadi makin panas lak pandang. ada yang rasa jelez, ada yang kutuk kutuk. jadi, bila kita rasa apa kita buat tu menimbulkan rasa tak senang hati pada orang lain, muhasabah diri. carik balik apa yang tak kena dengan diri. tak boleh lah dengan sikap "tak kisah apa orang nak cakap". sebab selalunya apa orang cakap tu kita boleh ambil untuk jadikan diri kita lebih baik :)

kukumalu said...

i used to hate you to the deepest part of my bone when my friend gave me the link of your very gedik shawl tutorial, but this entry tearing me. i'm so proud of you, though i never know you. i'm really really really proud of you god if i could meet you now i'll treat you the finest dinner course. you are influential, i'm pretty sure this entry will open several eyes up. may we all change for the better, amin...

adeq said...

i really love your entry. for me it is so true. wearing hijab is not a fashion. Ia adalah amat dituntut dlm islam. and the worst is,byk yg pakai hijab tp just for fashion n trend.pakai hijab,tp baju x senonoh. and i hope this entry will make people think the reason whythey wear hijab.xoxo

Enny said...

well said..n hope it will be well done dear...sama2 la kita saling mengingati..insyaAllah..

hugss..^_^

sesegar said...

thank god young people like u, ada kesedaran macam ni. n big hug lagi sebab share your thought. :D

NISA NASI said...

salam..I'm one of ur stalker (WAHAHAHA)I never leaved any comments on ur blog before,so this will be my first..So i just wanted to say...

THIS IS THE BEST ENTRY I EVER READ!!

bye.

shafiqah omar said...

hey kak maria! i have always been a silent reader till this post popped up.

you know, i've always thought this way. But I've never really put it into words cos, like, you know, i'm not a famous blogger - so mesej takkan sampai pada ramai orang.

But at last you have, you spoke your heart and I'm so proud! I hope everyone will now dok diam2 kejap, muhasabah diri lepas baca post ni.

Yup. Banyak benda yang kita kena betulkan pada diri kita, let's start from scratch.

it's an awesome post. touché! :D

eiqa.R said...

post yg sngt2 wonderful straight from the heart, I'll pray that Allah will always tetapkn ur iman as I'll pray for mine, tq for this eye opener post :) nk share bole?

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MERAH said...

Salam Sis Maria, alhamdulillah, now I am very glad that u made this type of 'confession'. As u know, u have become a rolemodel for many teenagers and this really can be an eye opener for them and also for me.

Dont waste the 'hidayah' that Allah already gave to you and use your aura to attract the girls to become more aware what is the purpose they are wearing hijab, how to be beautiful, not in human eyes but in Allah 'eyes'. Banyak pahala boleh dapat tu :)

As a woman, we always wanna look pretty. Has Quran as a guide and Allah by our side, insyaAllah everything will be fine.

Kesilapan yang lalu itu tarbiah, menjadikan kita lebih kuat untuk terus kekal di jalan yang diredhai Allah.

"A true muslimah is a woman that obey all Allah's commands which also include to cover aurah very very properly"

Terus istiqomah yaa :D

Tumpang letak link :)
Nak cantik pun salah kee???

che'ah said...

sangat2 stuju..slain obses dengan fesyen ade 1 lagi masalh dgn sesetengah perempuan bertudung sekarang.
terlampau yakin diri dah cukup bagus dengan bertudung n kutuk orang2 y freehair..
padahal diri sendiri byk lg cacat sane sini, sebagai orang yang bertudung pun malu tgk perangai orang2 macam nie..

nurnajwacbr said...

Salam Maria Elena,

I'm really proud of u for writing this piece.

Quoting your saying, "i wear the hijab, i cover myself up, because i am a muslim". i should respect the hijab for what it represents and not make it seem like its just a cloth on my head like an accessory." - This sentence really conveys that u understand the obligation to wear hijab is not because it's a trend, but we do it to please Allah, the One & only One God. Don't u afraid of what others are saying coz Allah is the One who's important.

Well done to u for being FREE; check out this good song about hijab from Sami Yusuf: http://youtu.be/U3sTC01gkFk ^,^

Nur Atiqah binti Azizan said...

kalau dengar lagu sami yusuf-free mesti kita terasa sgt2 sbb kita yg pakai tudung/hijab and actually we are FREE....

sayajawapranakan said...

Baru dengar tazkirah pasal fasyen vs tuntutan agama...(tertuding pada diri sendiri)...nice post...buka mata semua pihak terutama pada wanita2 muslimah yang berhijab...benar, kadang2 boleh terpesong niat dek mahu menggayakan stylo hijab semua tu...and i setuju dengan u...dalam islam, segalanya harus bersederhana...

bangga+gembira said...

assalamualaikum maria..
alhamdulillah thank to GOD ..maria,
im not mean to be sarcastic..
frankly speak, you are like an idol of my friends..they always said 'jom la pakai mcm maria elena'..shows that you exactly bnyk pengaruh..but just forget it..
everyone make a mistakes..so do i..
just i hope that you wont wear somthing that wont describing a muslimah..like our fashion muslimah today, its totally langgar syariat..
u know what (with angelic face).. i know you can be a great muslimah and i'll always pray..insyaAllah..

Nurhasyimah Hamid said...

Alhamdulilah terdapat sedikit kesedaran didalam hati yang telah Allah S.W.T calitkan kedalam hati anda...

That's why I prefer to wear normal tudung...Risau melihat fesyen sekarang yang semakin menjurus kepada sesuatu yang tidak sepatutnya..lebih lebih lagi yang jelas ternyata di dalam Al-Quran juga...

I know that,even there's alot of my friends yang slalu tanya..."why la ko ni tak up to date ikut fesyen.." But deep inside of my heart selalu berkata...it's ok..kita melakukan sesuatu perkara haruslah ikhlas kerana Allah s.w.t...

-InsyaAllah

kakchik said...

Assalamualaikum Maria Elena. Alhamdulillah and congratulations. This is the best entry ever that I've read in your blog. Alhamdulillah, really alhamdulillah. May Allah bless you sister. Who knows as an idol to so many youngsters, your change for the better will influence them too. I'm glad for you.

cik mata bolat said...

dear,u are awsome okey.i bly majalah intrend td,and i see u inside there.sgt gojes and beautiful.adored u very much :)

Genius said...

such a brilliant post. my favourite post of all, besides the kfc and pizza hut post XD LOL

ubabe said...

This will always be my fevret entry EVER!!!!!!!!!

Chitti Cenyum said...

salam. hi, i am a new blogger...
honestly, i am so proud of ur post. terharu pn ad. post camni, leh sdarkn rmi org bcoz u r quite famous. tahniah, maria elena.

said...

I love this post and I love u sis.

^_^

A Peacemaker said...

salam sis, i am touched reading your entry..absolutely great..may Allah bless u always..always make doa to Allah moga2 apa yg kta buat selalu dibawah petunjuknya

bobp said...

Salam, dude... susah jugak eh jadi wanita ni.. respek2... anyway, tahniah sebab sudah berhijrah.. for me, apa yg berlaku kat ko nih dah mengangkat martabat wanita sebenarnya, just keep it moderate... :)

Asyraf Anuar AA said...

Alhamdulillah..
Semoga Dipermudahkan oleh Allah SWT..
Allah tak kan mengubah seseorang itu tanpa usahanya sendiri..
Sama sama la kita banyak kan usaha..
kita ni hanya hamba yang lemah dan tak lari dari kesilapan.Tapi kita boleh memilih untuk menjauhi perkara mungkar..Sama sama la guna peluang yang Allah masih buka untuk kita..
Semoga Dikuatkan iman dan tabah menghadapi dugaan dari Allah..
Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin..

Carys said...

I'm not Malay so I didn't understand half of that, but I do understand the message you were trying to convey.

Everything has to be taken in moderation, including fashion and beauty, of course. But seeing confident young women like yourself and being really comfortable in it is really inspiring, your fashion sense has encouraged me and other people to realise that we don't have to not express ourselves, or feel horrible about the way we look.

We can be confident young women without showing our skin to the world.

We have to be careful not to get obsessed and spend loads of unnecessary money, but don't let people who scream 'haraaam' get to you either.

ashirah said...

Hi maria,

Came across your youtube video on 'how to wear your shawl' and it brought me to your blog. Eventually, I became an avid reader. From how I see things, I like how you are; fun, easy-going and someone who loves simple pleasures of life. And I like this entry as well. I do share your sentiments and how you view this issue. It's good to know that there's someone who shares the same point of view, esp when it comes to how some of us turned into a 'hijab-wearer' just because it seems like it is in-trend now. Eid mubarak to you :)

Atikah said...

bagus & alhamdulillah

AhmadDanishHaikal said...

'kita manusia biasa tak ade yang sempurna dan selalu lakukan kesilapan'.ye memang btol tp jgn jadikan alasan 'kita manusia biasa selalu lakukan kesilapan' utk kita terus lakukan kesilapan.first time sy tgk video raye maria elena,sy keluarkn perkataan ni,'tudung labuh + bjubah'.Alhamdulillah,sy suke tgk perubahan maria.subhanaAllah,snggh cantik tgk perubahan maria.tapi ada satu benda yg masih belum lengkap pada maria.sesetengah orng dia beranggapan bahawa dia telah sempurna menutup aurat dengan melabuhkan tudungnya,memakai pakaian yg tidak mnmpkkn susuk tubuhnya tapi mendedahkan aurat kakinya tanpa ditutup oleh kain atau stoking atau apa2 benda yang boleh menutupnya tanpa rukhsah yang dibenarkan tetap mnjd satu kesalahan dan dosa tetap dosa.semoga sentiase dirahmati Allah SWT.Allah,Engkau telah memberi hidayah dan petunjukMu pada maria dan sekalian umatMu,dan jgnla pula Engkau tarik semula hidayah dan petunjukMu jauh dari kami.Amin...Allahua'alam.All the best maria!

abdus said...

"if i can go back to the past, i would give my noob self a good flying kick!"

HAIYAK! WATCHA!!

hehe.
a very good self reflection article.
InsyaAllah, all the best to you.

:)

Aisyah Kaser said...

Salam Maria! I used to.. Urm.. dislike you for making hijab a fashion statement. I mean like I thought u were epic and all that but then when ur blog started turning to a fashion statement and after watching ur video with dato I stopped reading ur blog

I had the sudden urge to just check it today and alhamdulillah u clarified everything! And subhanallah the post is amazing! :D looks like I'll be following u again eh?

P.s: not to be rude or anything, I dnt mind u being with dato, but in a way it causes fitna and when a non believer sees it they'll think that dating etc etc is actually halaal. I hope u marry dato soon! :D

P.s: selamat hari ray a, maaf zahir Dan batin.

syairah sokri said...

kak maria this is first time i comment on ur blog..coz i find it is dandy!--i like ur post.seriously yes

Najeerah.Alwi said...

ur words show that u're a good muslimah maria. u really are. :)

nufaza said...

subhanALLAH, hidayah ALLAH sis ! me support is with ya ! about some who said negative comments, it's okay..just keep husnuzhon. ^^

nn said...

followed your blog after reading this. Alhamdulillah.

Aryna said...

Anyway, this is the best entry. Very nice and thank you for sharing this.

Wz Fadhlan said...

Assalamualaikum,

Ya Ukhti Maria,

This is my first blog walking on your blog, and already be your fans..haha...by the way, may u r the phenomena for the hijabbers,i can see in my university, all women tend to wear loose hijab, and it is very nice but i truly hope that, u can post how to wear a fashionable hijjab where its cover woman chest...

Everyone make a mistake and remmeber this ya ukhti,

Mistake is the best teacher for us..

I think, it is time u change all young ladies out there to wear true hijjab and lead them into right path,

U have everything but u dont use it..so it is time u use all what u have to spread our most beautiful ISLAM =)

kyo_9 said...

tunggu masa je kot iklan2 pasal shawl dsb akan dibuang dari blog nih?

etykus said...

this post gave me goosebumps. terharu i baca :'( i used to dislike u because of how u portray islam in your videos. though,i like your personality. my apologies for the buruk sangka-ing, when in fact you were only beginning to wear hijab. you should have been given a chance, a guider to help you, instead of all the unnecessary critics and bashing. good luck ukhti. may we all be blessed with hidayah and iman, now til the end of our lives.

Nur Faryzatul Ain said...

seriously.. i love this entry..hijab is not a fashion statement.. sis. you've already made sense thru this post.. i like it.. <3 nice entry sis!! ;D

hananey88 said...

Double thumbs up untuk kesedaran itu. Its never too late to CHANGE~ =]

FyzaLovato said...

seriously, nice entry kak maria. dapat rasakan memang betul2 perasaan tuh dlm entry ni.
role model like u, mmg org akan terikut2, tudung, gaya penampilan and every single thing about u,, akan dicopy, tapi kalau baik, maka pahalalah sebagai balasa, kalau yg buruk itu yg kita xnak kan. kalau sorg yg ikut its ok lagi, tapi dari sorg dia akan berkembang lagi. MasayaAllah. Alhamdullillah sama sama lah kita kembali ke jalanNya, :)

نورصلة said...

subhanallah...awesome entry.
Ya Allah yg membolak balikan hati kami..tetapkan hati kami dlm agamamu dan ketaatan kpdmu..

Najah SHakiLa said...

love this

Yunne Osman said...

oh maria. i love you then and i love you even more now! alhamdulillah and thank you so much for this entry. almost 8k likes there so you have definitely sent the message through inshaAllah. may all of us be given hidayah from Allah s.w.t

mym said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecK-LmSNanY&feature=channel_video_title

diyana shahira said...

i like the way you think..

IeLa91 said...

u said that hijab bkanlah fashion but cara u pakai tdung pun mcm fesyen jer

Che Kay said...

hidup....pasti ada pelajaran yang kita pelajari hatta sekecil zarah....

Hayati Buya said...

Kaka Maria !
i likee your entryyy.
I like your muka buruk stylee. ehehehe

Fazra Zulkifli said...

Kak Mariaaaa, very nice entry! I read it several times because tersangatlah awesomee!

Exactly what I've been feeling jugakk. Now I can only see young girls wearing hijab for the sake of looking good. Not even bother about what are supposed to be covered and stuff.

But as you said, the damage is done. Takde manusia yang perfect. Mistakes buat kita tahu apa yang kita nak sebenarnya and where should we truly be.

Nice post, though. SUKA! :D

I wish you all the best :) and know that kitorang support Kak Maria all the way :D

Delia said...

this is the first time i'm reading your blog because someone told me about this entry. =) Mufti Ismail Menk, the Mufti of Zimbabwe once told me "We are Muslims first before we are anything else....and if Allah sees your sincerity in striving for His Deen, the doors swings open and no one can shut it" (along those lines lah..hehe) and I hold it to heart. Never fail to make du'a to Him to guide you back when you have tersasar from the main objective, that is to be the best Muslimah in His eyes and to be His faithful servant. I am guilty of wanting to be fashionable in wearing the hijab too but I'm glad that guidance came to me in so many ways and one of them is having my own Fashion Police at Home!!! (my husband would ask me to change if the sleeves are not long enough, the jeans too tight, the hijab too see thru..you get the drift..) =) I pray that Allah swt forgives us for all the wrongs we have done whether knowingly and unknowingly and keeps us on the Siratul Mustaqim always.

idora ilyanee said...

nicely written. hope u`re going well.
jom jadi muslimah bersama :)

M@G said...

my 2cents: pedulikan apa org kata. Baby steps lead to running isn't it? Friends will support. Yg lain tu semua just dengki je sbb dia takleh buat. Chill gal!

Fana Gorgee said...

Yang penting cantik didalam,maka Allah cantikkan luaran muslimah sekalian,]nice post!!!

Ekmi Rabat said...

Alhamdulillah, thank to Allah. Alhamdulillah sangat2 sebab I've been following u'r blog and u'r vlog coz some of my friends loved your craziness though you are wearing hijab. Very rare, I think. But for me, i never like the idea of a girl wearing hijab and publish her pics so easily on her blog. The hijab itself is to cover ourselves and our body. And then, u wrote something like this. I'm so glad I know u in this entry n b4. Hopefully, lot of girls out there influenced by your entry as much as it does to me. Very nice Maria Elena! May Allah bless u :D

nabilah said...

Bismillah
Salam wbt.
Thanx for this post! :) May Allah bless you and guide you always. No matter what people say, always stay true to Allah. Do what is right, inshaAllah, that is all that matters. :)
Nak share satu vid ;) ! Hope you'll like it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_w7482zfws

Ami Jim said...

MasyaAllah ! Alhamdullilah you realized that all of this are wrong ! Love Love Love this entry ! InsyaAllah we will all will die in Imaan !

eyjalukman said...

kak maria , it's okay . still not too late to go back to your intention :)

chill lahh :D

cloud 9 said...

alhamdulillah 1 of the scarflet finally got some senses. forgive me of what i am saying this. dulu saya tgk geng scarflet ni tak ada bezanya dgn geng2 minah seksi. although all of u are covered from head to toe. taking pictures, meeting up at fancy restaurant, photoshoot sana sini. lookbook bagai. siap ada ruang fesyen tersendiri. absorbed dgn dunia urban tudung yg anda ciptakan. saya tertanya2, kenapa nak berkumpul hanya dgn geng bertudung lilit saja spt acara tea time with scarlet tu? seolah2 ada persatuan khas utk golongan spt ini. sama lah spt minah seksi. berhibur antara mereka. andainya anda mampu bergaul dan berkumpul dgn semua lapisan, mana tau terbuka hati mereka utk memakai tudung. mungkin anda tidak sedar, apabila buat ni semua, anda menggalas tanggungjawab sosial terhadap masyarakat. walaupun anda bkn selebriti mahupun usahawan terkenal. sbg org terkenal di dunia blogging ni, rasanya tidak salah utk educate manusia sejagat erti sebenar menjadi muslimah sejati. pendek kata, apa yg anda buat dulu adakah menepati konsep tersebut? mekap, photoshoot dan menjadi model ini adakah betul2 dibenarkan syariat? pernahkah anda membuat rujukan drpd mereka yg lbh arif ttg ilmu agama?
siapa saya utk menilai anda. cuma saya rasa bersyukur sgt anda dikurniakan kesedaran spt ini. tahniah dan alhamdulillah. akhir kata maafkan saya sekiranya anda tersentuh/tersentap dgn coretan saya ini. saya cuma ingin kan yg terbaik drpd maria elena krn saya percaya anda mmg muslimah yg baik. :)

erna syazwana said...

seriously..gempak.

da said...

Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah..
peringatan bersama.Entry yang bagus,dan ditulis oleh seorang yg agak berpengaruh,semoga ramai yang tersedar.harap mereka bace bukan melihat pada kesilapan yg maria buat, tapi pembace2 ni pun turut sedar sekali. Agak lucu bile terbace salah satu komen yg cakap 'u realized now', but the one who said that still wearing tights and didn't cover her own chest.
im not perfect too.Sy pun sedang memperbaiki diri dari hari ke hari.. It's a fact that riya' tu salah satu dosa yg kite wanita ni jarang nak ambil berat..Kadang2 terpandang depan cermin and say 'eh, cantik aku ni' pun dah tegolong dalam riya'..and niat setiap kali melangkah keluar dari rumah bermula dari kite bersiap2 lagi.."alamak tudung senget, nanti orang lain tgk malu lah"..
Semoga kite bersederhana dan tidak bertabaruj. Mudah-mudahan maria dan kite semua mendapat hidayah Allah yg berpanjangan. (dan berusaha mencarinya)
"Allah sukakan pada orang yang bertaubat, tapi Allah lebih sukakan pada orang MUDA yang bertaubat."

Maisarah said...

This might be a late comment but from all of your blogposts, this one I love the most :) To be honest, I think I am drifting away from my niat too. And I am very stubborn that whenever anyone (especially guys) question me hal-hal sebegini I cepat naik marah. Dunno y la I guess syaitan tengah bergayut2 kat tudung I masa tu LOL. But reading about it from a girl's point of view feels better :D

This is my first REAL visit here (I only watched your video. tu pun sebab tudung tutorial, then came here but didnt stay long) and I must say that I really like you :) Stay pelik!

www.maisarahatan.com

aininashakira said...

Alhamdulillah.May Allah blessing be with us always.Take care.

Mya said...

salam maria. i just realized this entry. one of your best. and yes i really agree with you maria. nothing wrong to be fashionable, as long as kita tak lari dari niat asal berhijab, n wear it right. sama2lah kita sentiasa perbaiki diri inshaallah =)

Qaimur said...

Asal kita cantik di mata Allah, cukuplah kan? ;D

Bagi saya, takpe kalau nak berfesyen, asal penutupan aurat tu sempurna. 100%. Rambut tak intai keluar. Boobs tak clear. Dan takde rase riak dalam hati. Susah, tapi percayalah, kalau dah biasa memang mudah.

♛ NazirahMoktar ♛ said...

love this entry :) memg betul,skrg fesyen2 hijab ni mcm tujuan nye 1,nak bergaya.bkn sebab niat nak menutup aurat.bkn nak ckp org,diri sendiri pon same :( sedih jgk dgn diri sendiri

Nessa Sierra said...

Lek r sis (:

May Allah bless u! Bless all of us! Best pakai tudung kan? hehe (:

shrug said...

I pray to Allah to protect you and keep you firm and steadfast on matters of religion. Amiin.

Original CikTeddy said...

i never thought that i will read this till the end..its a long post but its really meaningful kak maria..well kak maria,lets change to be a better person..chance is always be there coz Allah loves us..

.NURUL AIN RIDZWAN. said...

nicee :)
kak maria, nak snap sket entri ek .
wanna post to mine, to remind me myself.

eiffa akmal said...

thumbs up maria! well said...absolutely agree with your entry...pray to Allah that He will guide us to the right path with strong imaan..

Man_3 said...

VOTING penting,..!

Assalamu 'alaikum warahmatullâh wabarakâtuhu.

Ada voting suara yg diselenggarakan oleh situs yahoo yg bertujuan utk melarang para saudari kita di Selandia Baru tuk mengenakan hijab,angka suara yg memilih setuju utk hal tsb tinggi.
... ...
Dahulu Kita telah mampu menggagalkan misi bejat tsb & dg taufiq dari Allah kita mungkin dapat menjadikan voting suara ini sebagai sarana utk membantu mereka (para saudari kita).

Maka berikanlah suara kawan² (smg Allah merahmati antum sekalian) dlm rangka membantu agama Allah,kemudian sebarkan pesan ini ke-situs² islami lainnya & ke semua orang yg kawan² ketahui.

Voting tsb berbunyi : Apakah anda menyetujui pelarangan menggunakan hijab di Selandia Baru? Kami mengharapkan kawan² semuanya utk mengklik "NO"

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/polls/popup/-/poll_id/55492/

Kita memohon kpd Allah subhanahu wata'ala taufiq & kemenangan dariNya serta ditulis bagi kita semua pahala disisi-Nya.

Berikan suara anda kemudian sebarkan pesan ini & jngn mnyepelekannya.
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Man_3 said...

VOTING penting,..!

Assalamu 'alaikum warahmatullâh wabarakâtuhu.

Ada voting suara yg diselenggarakan oleh situs yahoo yg bertujuan utk melarang para saudari kita di Selandia Baru tuk mengenakan hijab,angka suara yg memilih setuju utk hal tsb tinggi.
... ...
Dahulu Kita telah mampu menggagalkan misi bejat tsb & dg taufiq dari Allah kita mungkin dapat menjadikan voting suara ini sebagai sarana utk membantu mereka (para saudari kita).

Maka berikanlah suara kawan² (smg Allah merahmati antum sekalian) dlm rangka membantu agama Allah,kemudian sebarkan pesan ini ke-situs² islami lainnya & ke semua orang yg kawan² ketahui.

Voting tsb berbunyi : Apakah anda menyetujui pelarangan menggunakan hijab di Selandia Baru? Kami mengharapkan kawan² semuanya utk mengklik "NO"

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/polls/popup/-/poll_id/55492/

Kita memohon kpd Allah subhanahu wata'ala taufiq & kemenangan dariNya serta ditulis bagi kita semua pahala disisi-Nya.

Berikan suara anda kemudian sebarkan pesan ini & jngn mnyepelekannya.
News - Yahoo! New Zealand
nz.news.yahoo.com

Info ini kami peroleh dari akhunâ fillâh Iwan Roswandi –jazâhullâhu khairan–, dari seorang Ummu –waffaqahallâh–.
New Zealand & World News - Yahoo! New Zealand News
nz.news.yahoo.com
Latest news for Kiwis. Breaking stories from New Zealand and the rest of the world.Video highlights, local news,technology, sports,finance,travel and odd news coverage.

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/polls/popup/-/poll_id/55492/
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Nurmujahidah Ismail said...

i love you maghia!!!!! :P

Glory of Toughts said...

Hi Maria...
This is my 1st time reading ur blog. I found it very useful sbb u mmg tulis from the bottom of ur heart...tada tipu punye.. I'm in the situation mcm nk pakai tudung tp mcm x ready lg...

What should i do? should i just wear it when i think i wanted to? or, should i permanently wearing it?

my friends kate, slowly...betulkan yg ringan2 dulu like dress up...

i really like to read ur articles...at least it helped me...thank you so much for the post...

nadia.nazaruddin@gmail.com

marina said...

Assalamualaikum

Hi..saya blogger yg tak brape rajin update blog.heee..but i love blogwalking and only now i discover your cooool blog. *sigh*.
Hope u can singgah at my blog ye..tq!
Salam perkenalan :)

http://permatakuinspirasiku.blogspot.com/

Kerudung Kinanti said...

I like your post sis,,very inspiring.. keep shared sis :)


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