I enjoy watching re-runs of "Little House on the Prairie." The average person always dressed modestly, and most people were of faith and family. Anyway, the other day, there was a scene in which someone said that the Greeks invented Algebra. That was odd because I thought Muslims did. So here's some info from the net: The word 'algebra' itself comes from a book called Kitab al-Jabr wa-l-Muqabala (translated: Calculation by Way of Restoration and Confrontation or Calculation by Completion and Balance) written by Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Mosa al-Khwarizmi (approximately) in the year 820 AD. However, this was not the first written record of algebraic concepts or manipulation. Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Indians, Chinese, among others have written records further developing the basic human reasoning skill into a structured, yet creative art form. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_invented_algebra
And then, in the same scene, the character said, "If Mohammad won't go to the mountain, then bring the mountain to Mohammad." Ok...so that was annoying to me. First they don't give proper credit to the Muslim man who wrote the book on Algebra, and then they use some archaic phrase using the name of Islam's Prophet in some odd expression. Anyway, my positive view of the show decreased then. But I still like it in general. That's just life. You admire something and then end up getting disappointed that the thing you like doesn't really know who you are. (That will only make sense if you can relate to what I'm saying...Ha Ha Ha :-)
Here are some more pics that I have copied from the net, some from these other hijabi blogs:
And my apologies to anyone who doesn't get proper credit for the photographs. Please comment me to correct.
I like the artistic aspect of these pics of hijabi style. I would not likely wear most of them mostly because they would require too much effort to pull off, and I am a bit hesitant to say that one should devote soooooo much energy to fashion in the first place. Still, I like to include these photos mainly for any non-Muslim reader of my blog to show him or her that Muslim modesty doesn't have to be dark and mysterious. It can be fun and fashionable...friendly and fierce. Just like Muslim women in general, all over the world...