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Salam Alaykum guys. I hope you are all well. I want to try to dress more modestly, as I am a Muslim, and I want to start wearing the hijab. It obviously makes more sense to work on my modesty first. I’m trying to source out some modest yet stylish clothing, but I’m not really sure where to look. Does anyone have any recommendations please? They can be both in-store shops and online (if in-store, preferably around the Kingston/Richmond/Hounslow area).

Also, any advice on how you guys style your clothes would be really helpful. Thanks so much for all your help in advance x
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hiii non-Muslim here, however a Muslim creator on my fyp said that H&M actually had a lot of more modest pieces recently! I know if you don’t have a local H&M store if you get the app and become a member you can get free shipping on any order. Hope this helps!
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Hey, im also trying to the same thing. h&m, zara, shein
i normally look at modest influencers and see where they purchase their clothes as they tag them in the post sometimes.
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Hey, im also trying to the same thing. h&m, zara, shein
i normally look at modest influencers and see where they purchase their clothes as they tag them in the post sometimes.
Okay, thanks so much! For Shein and Zara, are the sizings similar to the in store ones? If I’m a size 10, will I need to buy a size 10, or should a buy a bigger/smaller size? This was really useful. Thanks again for all your help x
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Okay, thanks so much! For Shein and Zara, are the sizings similar to the in store ones? If I’m a size 10, will I need to buy a size 10, or should a buy a bigger/smaller size? This was really useful. Thanks again for all your help x
Some items you may need to size up just to make it more modest. its best to go the stores and try them on but im not sure whether the changing rooms are open. with shein its definetly best to size up but they have alot of customer review with pictures etc
also forgot to mention misguided and asos. Asos has a whlole modest edit
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Get a proper hijab from houseofjilbab.com
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Get a proper hijab from houseofjilbab.com
They specialise in khimars and jilbab not hijab. I don't think there's such a thing as a 'proper' hijab. As long as:
1)hair and neck is fully covered
2) clothing is loose-fitting and not tight or transparent.
3) you're fully covered except feet, hands, and face.
4)clothing doesn't have haram images on it etc
As long as it is halal, your good to go!!!
many people (mostly men) believe that women should just wear an abaya/jilbab every day but Allah does tell us to dress nice (within reason- as in not trying to attract the opposite sex, etc)

Also check out this small business on instagram called aloehijab. They have some nice stuff.
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They specialise in khimars and jilbab not hijab. I don't think there's such a thing as a 'proper' hijab. As long as:
1)hair and neck is fully covered
2) clothing is loose-fitting and not tight or transparent.
3) you're fully covered except feet, hands, and face.
4)clothing doesn't have haram images on it etc
As long as it is halal, your good to go!!!
many people (mostly men) believe that women should just wear an abaya/jilbab every day but Allah does tell us to dress nice (within reason- as in not trying to attract the opposite sex, etc)

Also check out this small business on instagram called aloehijab. They have some nice stuff.
I know hijāb is just a term that means to conceal, but when I say 'proper hijab' I just mean what is closest to being like the one mentioned in the Qur'an and Sunnah, not saying it has to be worn 24/7.

In the days of The Prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi WaSalaam) the women used to wear Jilbaab as a sheet around themselves hence Allah says in The Qur'an;

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"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft*Forgiving, Most Merciful." - [Qur'an 33:59]

جَلَبِيبِهِن = Jalabeebeen (Plural of Jilbaab)
Which is the outer garment they'd wear, and Allah is telling them to wrap it around themselves, but whether covering face is compulsory or not is a dispute with scholars, but is mentioned in Ibn Kathir Tafsir and in the sunnah.

Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas (Student of The Prophet Sallalahu Alayhi WaSalaam with most knowledge on Qur'an) that Allah commanded the believing women, when they went out of their houses for some need, to cover their faces from above their heads with the Jilbab, leaving only one eye showing.
Muhammad bin Sirin said, "I asked `Ubaydah As-Salmani about the Ayah:يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَـبِيبِهِنَّ(to draw their Jalabib over their bodies.) He covered his face and head, with just his left eye showing.''
(From Ibn Kathir Tafsir of Qur'an 33:59)

Sahih al-Bukhari 4759
Narrated Safiya bint Shaiba:
`Aisha used to say: "When (the Verse): "They should draw their veils over their necks and bosoms," was revealed, (the ladies) cut their waist sheets at the edges and covered their heads and faces with those cut pieces of cloth."

Also it is recommended for a woman to bring their garments down to the feet and below the ankles since its narrated in multiple a'hadith.
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever allows his garment to drag out of pride, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection.” Umm Salamah said: “What should women do with their hems?” He said: “Lower it a handspan.” She said: “Then their feet will show.” He said: “Let them lower it a cubit, but no more than that.”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1731; al-Nasaa’i, 5336; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

You give some good advice though Ma Shaa Allah.
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I get modest clothes from Birmingham lmao because they have loads of asian clothes there and i like it heheh
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I know hijāb is just a term that means to conceal, but when I say 'proper hijab' I just mean what is closest to being like the one mentioned in the Qur'an and Sunnah, not saying it has to be worn 24/7.

In the days of The Prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi WaSalaam) the women used to wear Jilbaab as a sheet around themselves hence Allah says in The Qur'an;

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"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft*Forgiving, Most Merciful." - [Qur'an 33:59]

جَلَبِيبِهِن = Jalabeebeen (Plural of Jilbaab)
Which is the outer garment they'd wear, and Allah is telling them to wrap it around themselves, but whether covering face is compulsory or not is a dispute with scholars, but is mentioned in Ibn Kathir Tafsir and in the sunnah.

Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas (Student of The Prophet Sallalahu Alayhi WaSalaam with most knowledge on Qur'an) that Allah commanded the believing women, when they went out of their houses for some need, to cover their faces from above their heads with the Jilbab, leaving only one eye showing.
Muhammad bin Sirin said, "I asked `Ubaydah As-Salmani about the Ayah:يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَـبِيبِهِنَّ(to draw their Jalabib over their bodies.) He covered his face and head, with just his left eye showing.''
(From Ibn Kathir Tafsir of Qur'an 33:59)

Sahih al-Bukhari 4759
Narrated Safiya bint Shaiba:
`Aisha used to say: "When (the Verse): "They should draw their veils over their necks and bosoms," was revealed, (the ladies) cut their waist sheets at the edges and covered their heads and faces with those cut pieces of cloth."

Also it is recommended for a woman to bring their garments down to the feet and below the ankles since its narrated in multiple a'hadith.
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever allows his garment to drag out of pride, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection.” Umm Salamah said: “What should women do with their hems?” He said: “Lower it a handspan.” She said: “Then their feet will show.” He said: “Let them lower it a cubit, but no more than that.”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1731; al-Nasaa’i, 5336; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

You give some good advice though Ma Shaa Allah.
Jazakallah, Good feedback, Mashallah.

I think its also important to take into account the environment your in and your own culture. Many people associate jilbab/khimars with Arab culture (i personally still wear it regardless) but I know people who deem it as a cultural thing . In many other Muslim countries women dont dress like that but adapt the 'Halal' dress code to their own cultural attire. So would you say the term Jilbab is not the actual jilbab we see many Muslim wearing but just a cloth that covers you. I think when many people hear the term 'jilbab' they think of these sorts (houseofjilbab.com) . For example many women in Africa wear what I will call a jilbab but its obviously in African print so people will call it a dress/abayah (I dont know whether I'm making any sense but yeh)
Also for example many women wont wear a jilbab at university just to not draw too much attention to themselves but they are still wearing 'proper' hijab. But again personal preference and circumstances.
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Jazakallah, Good feedback, Mashallah.

I think its also important to take into account the environment your in and your own culture. Many people associate jilbab/khimars with Arab culture (i personally still wear it regardless) but I know people who deem it as a cultural thing . In many other Muslim countries women dont dress like that but adapt the 'Halal' dress code to their own cultural attire. So would you say the term Jilbab is not the actual jilbab we see many Muslim wearing but just a cloth that covers you. I think when many people hear the term 'jilbab' they think of these sorts (houseofjilbab.com) . For example many women in Africa wear what I will call a jilbab but its obviously in African print so people will call it a dress/abayah (I dont know whether I'm making any sense but yeh)
Also for example many women wont wear a jilbab at university just to not draw too much attention to themselves but they are still wearing 'proper' hijab. But again personal preference and circumstances.
Yea that's true, Arabic words can classify as so many different things but have the same meaning linguistically. The common jilbab I see is usually the French style one, it's bare popular nowadays especially on Tiktok. I do know a few religious women who wear abaya etc to Uni but as you said anything that meets the Shari'i term of 'hijāb' (I.e covering everything except what is apparent) then it will be acceptable since there are differences in culture.
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(Original post by Ali-liyyah)
Salam Alaykum guys. I hope you are all well. I want to try to dress more modestly, as I am a Muslim, and I want to start wearing the hijab. It obviously makes more sense to work on my modesty first. I’m trying to source out some modest yet stylish clothing, but I’m not really sure where to look. Does anyone have any recommendations please? They can be both in-store shops and online (if in-store, preferably around the Kingston/Richmond/Hounslow area).

Also, any advice on how you guys style your clothes would be really helpful. Thanks so much for all your help in advance x
Wa alaykum asalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ukhti! First of all, May Allah swt bless you for your intention and increase us all in modesty, Ameen! Despite my avatar and name, I assure you I'm a sister lol!

Personally, I like to get long elegant skirts (that practically look like a an Abaya with a blouse on top) from Modanisa. Really good quality and quite a low price! Akhwat is a French website that makes Islamic clothing for women at incredibly low prices as well alhamdulillah, check it out! Also could you specify whether you'd like more 'acceptable' modest clothing in the West (like the aforementioned skirts and blouses) or do you want more recommendations for Jilbab/Abayas/etc that the brother/sister mentioned earlier! Jazakhallah khair!
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Salam Alaykum guys. I hope you are all well. I want to try to dress more modestly, as I am a Muslim, and I want to start wearing the hijab. It obviously makes more sense to work on my modesty first. I’m trying to source out some modest yet stylish clothing, but I’m not really sure where to look. Does anyone have any recommendations please? They can be both in-store shops and online (if in-store, preferably around the Kingston/Richmond/Hounslow area).

Also, any advice on how you guys style your clothes would be really helpful. Thanks so much for all your help in advance x
Have you tried Anne Summers?
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Have you tried Anne Summers?
naaa your taking the piss
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Have you tried Anne Summers?
No, I haven’t. Is it an online store? I’ll check it out. Thanks for the suggestion x
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No, I haven’t. Is it an online store? I’ll check it out. Thanks for the suggestion x
It's a sex shop.
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Have you tried Anne Summers?
What a troll lmaooo
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Salam Alaykum guys. I hope you are all well. I want to try to dress more modestly, as I am a Muslim, and I want to start wearing the hijab. It obviously makes more sense to work on my modesty first. I’m trying to source out some modest yet stylish clothing, but I’m not really sure where to look. Does anyone have any recommendations please? They can be both in-store shops and online (if in-store, preferably around the Kingston/Richmond/Hounslow area).

Also, any advice on how you guys style your clothes would be really helpful. Thanks so much for all your help in advance x
Go to Southall, lots of hijabs/abayas. Or Green Street/East London area will leave you spoilt for choice.

alternatively, some online sites are:
Modanisa
Amson's
Abaya Topia
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I buy a lot of modest clothing from any H&M and New Look, and any high street shop that sells oversized clothing or whatever i like.
Online I buy from this brand called Shukr, also Modanisa.
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