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From the Editor's Desk - A Focus in January on the Foundations of Our Lives

Posted on Jan 02, 2020
Dilshad Ali


Dilshad D. Ali

As salaamu alaikum and hello everyone!

New year, new decade, Alhamdullilah. This is the year that Haute Hijab turns ten, and we will be rolling out tenth anniversary celebrations throughout the year! We're also focusing on the next decade of growth and work, with new hijabs and products for you as well as mapping out sustainability goals to improve our impact on the environment.

We know, as so many of us do, that without everyone doing their part in the next ten years, climate change will only continue to worsen to our own detriment. More on that in future posts.  

This month, as we roll our our special hijab magnets (to help secure your hijab without having to make excessive pin holes) towards the end of the month following the drop of our Shaping Scrunchies last month, we are focusing on foundations – what are the foundational things you need to wear hijab, to feel confident in your hijab? From magnets to scrunchies to Ultimate Underscarves to good hijabs, we want to help you build a solid foundation.

We also know that foundations go beyond what you actually need for the physical wearing of hijab, so on the blog we are planning to dive deep into foundations across all areas of life – from the foundations (spiritual and practical) of your morning routine to pillars of good familial relationships to the underpinnings of solid marriages. Insha'Allah this deep dive will help all of us strengthen our foundations as we start this new year.

In keeping with our year of Haute Hijab tenth anniversary celebrations, we are also bringing you a "then and now" post, in which HH team members share their hijab looks of yore versus their hijab style of now – sure to elicit some laughter! If we only knew then (in regards to hijab style, confidence and faith) what we know now!

On a personal note, I am very glad to welcome home my daughter and husband from Bangladesh, where they were serving on a medical mission in the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox Bazaar. I had a lot of reservations sending my 16-year-old along with my husband (it was his second trip), but Alhamdullilah everything went well. To say her eyes were opened is not doing the experience justice at all.

She has promised to write about her experiences, which I hope to share with you here on the blog, if you will indulge me. In opportunities like these, our children's eyes are opened up to all that is happening around the world and Insha'Allah will help spur all of us to work beyond our comfort zones to help local, national and global communities in need.

Keep an eye on the blog in January and throughout 2020! We've got big plans! As always, I pray you have a great month! May we all be good, make good choices and say Bismillah-hir-rahman-nir-raheem.

Editorially yours,