Confessions of a Jealous Hijabi

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I have a confession to make. Typically I am so positive and encouraging, but I noticed a really ugly feeling that welled up in myself recently.

I noticed I was getting jealous of one of my fellow hijabi bloggers! I mean it happens. One of the things that bugged me is how it seems that fashionistas always make a big fuss over thinner bloggers than curvy ones. I mean I get it, clothes look better on skinnier girls, but it depressed me a little to see it matters among the hijabi set too!

I know it’s only human, but I felt terrible. I wanted to celebrate everyone’s successes but I also wanted to feel successful too.

Then I realized putting myself down wasn’t going to do anyone any favors. So I made dua for the person I felt jealous of. Made dua for her to be forgiven for her sins, her health, her family. And do you know what? It made me feel better. It really did.

And I am not going to be discouraged. I blog because it makes me happy. If it helps you lovely readers that makes me even happier.

5 thoughts on “Confessions of a Jealous Hijabi

  1. As someone who is definitely in the ‘curvey hijabi’ set can I just say that having your blog is really inspiring for me! Honestly… hijabi or not.. it seems that it’s easier for girls who are thinner to look amazing. Whether it actually is or not I can’t say, but it sure feels like it would be. But then I look at your blog and it helps me feel better knowing that I’m represented, no matter how small. Plus it gives me great ideas for future outfits and I love all your other lifestyle posts. Like this one 🙂 So yes. Thank you for having your blog and being amazing 🙂

    • Thank you sister! I think it is so important to recognize this jealousy and try to do something positive. Keep me in your duas inshallah!

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