There are pages filled with young Hijabi females (this is the part that excites me the most) showing off different hijab styles for the seasons. I actually have two copies of the magazine at home. It had been awhile since I had heard of or seen the magazine and when I saw it again at a booth at RIS, I was reminded of the inspiration and voice this magazine attempts to give to young Muslim women.
Although I applaud the idea of a magazine aimed toward Muslim youth, not many people feel the same way. They believe that the magazine is much too modern and focuses too much on fashion and not enough on Islam itself. Some even go on to say that the magazine “praised musicians and other dubious, if not outright haraam, characters/ behaviours."
Considering that the woman on the cover of this particular edition displayed above is wearing a bright, form-fitting suit with expertly applied makeup, it does lead one to question the notion, meaning and application of the word "modesty." But is she not merely a reflection of what's on the streets today? Are we lying to ourselves about who we are if we reject her as the Muslim everywoman?
That’s up to the reader to decide. For a second opinion: