Friday, January 21, 2011

You Don't Know Me

Crazy thing is I did 7 poems that day and all of them went smooth. But this poem was the most important to me. I rehearsed this so flawlessly at home with my family. Got on film and ...psssstttt...what??? I lost my flow. Even though it wasn't my best performance, I hope you still feel me.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

To add to your joy, watch this

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Gotta Love Youtube!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Prayer for Peace Poem


A fellow muslim designer just told me that this was up on Youtube. I didn't even know and I really appreciate the people who put it together. I hope you like as much as I do.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Hoodie Jilbab!


I have to thank Allah for the lovely ladies who modeled my clothes at the Atlanta Fashion Show. This model is wearing my hoodie jilbab - made of sweatshirt fabric and embroidered with sequins and orange thread. I love the comfort of this item. The color scheme for this was inspired by my very pious sister Maryam. I hope you love it as much as we do! Do you?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

More Fashion Celebration

Told you I was back! I have so much to share with you since I haven't blogged in a while. The models in this backstage picture are wearing The Off-White Fringe Maxi and The Black Zakkiyah Maxi. Complimenting their maxis are Hijabi Couture satin hijabs. Of course they are rocking their Hijabi Couture bags too! One of the ladies from the audience bought the Off-White Maxi to wear as her wedding dress. What a delight!!! Please tell me what you think about these designs from Hijabi Couture's latest line.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hijabi Couture's Atlanta Fashion Show

Hijabi Couture was featured in Atlanta's Fashion Celebration. Having been my first fashion show - I was surprisingly touched seeing all of the lovely models in our 2009 line. Honestly, it is amazing to draw a design and see it come to life like this. This model is called our Fatima Dress. The fabric is so soft and superb. It also features a hand of Fatima zipper closure that I designed and a coordinating undercap. The gorgeous model featured is also wearing a Hijabi Couture exclusive scarf, chosen for it's African design.
I'll be posting more photographs soon. I've got so much to update you on! Stay posted - I'm back!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” - Tom Krause

We know we may lose, we may fail, we may cry, we may fall, feel sad and grieve. But, in spite of this we have to keep trying. The death of my father has had me face more tears and sadness than I ever imagined I would feel. I feel as if I am a new woman, half-orphan. Yet, in the midst of facing my tears and loss, feeling weak and vulnerable - I know it takes courage to feel. Life is filled with these paradoxes, for our amusement.

So, if you've been wondering what happened to your sister, friend, fashionista and fellow blogger - I have been hurting and healing and having the courage to keep it moving by opening a new store on 51 West 116th Street, Boutique 82 in New York City, to do some fashion shows (one in Atlanta and another in Philadelphia) and to remake the website - FINALLY!. So, please visit the new site: But, more importantly, please keep my family in your dua'as. Please, ask Allah that we may have the courage to accept His will and to be pleased with it.

by Anne Sexton
It is in the small things we see it.
The child's first step,
as awesome as an earthquake.
The first time you rode a bike,
wallowing up the sidewalk.
The first spanking when your heart
went on a journey all alone.
When they called you crybaby
or poor or fatty or crazy
and made you into an alien,
you drank their acid
and concealed it.

if you faced the death of bombs and bullets
you did not do it with a banner,
you did it with only a hat to
comver your heart.
You did not fondle the weakness inside you
though it was there.
Your courage was a small coal
that you kept swallowing.
If your buddy saved you
and died himself in so doing,
then his courage was not courage,
it was love; love as simple as shaving soap.

if you have endured a great despair,
then you did it alone,
getting a transfusion from the fire,
picking the scabs off your heart,
then wringing it out like a sock.
Next, my kinsman, you powdered your sorrow,
you gave it a back rub
and then you covered it with a blanket
and after it had slept a while
it woke to the wings of the roses
and was transformed.

when you face old age and its natural conclusion
your courage will still be shown in the little ways,
each spring will be a sword you'll sharpen,
those you love will live in a fever of love,
and you'll bargain with the calendar
and at the last moment
when death opens the back door
you'll put on your carpet slippers
and stride out.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Black Is Beautiful!

This is a lovely linen cover-up. It's modern and chic yet modest. Also available in white linen for $75.00 USD.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What do You Think of My Princess Jasmine Pants?

I love some loose wide-legged pants! Don't you? So, I designed these loose pants to have an adjustable waist - they expand very wide over the hips and then button close around your waist to your present size. You can also wear these high or low waisted, depending on the look you want. The ankles have a matching closure and buttons; so that you can wear them hanging loose like the picture or tight like tradional harem pants. I made these pants out of the same the fabric as my safiyah, fringe and zakkiyah tunics. These are just samples at this point. Before I produce them in sizes, I want to know what you think. Please let me know, do you like this style too? If I produce these, they will cost $35.00. Do you think that is a fair price?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pearl and Gold Fringe Dress

I love this sooooo much. It is also available in black with silver and plum with lavender. Do you love it too?


Saturday, April 4, 2009

For Ange Over at Hegab-Rehab

I once put up a survey asking sister's what they need most for their Spring wardrobe's. Ange said she needs an abaya to run to the Supermarket and around town to do her errands in. I told her I knew just what she was talking about and that I was working on it! After designing and creating samples that had to be redone, I finally came up with the right colors and cut.
Finally, after lots of work, I introduce you to my all-new Sporty Diamond Jilbab. I hope that Ange will find what she needs and that my other sisters who haven't said so, see what they have always been dreaming of here! It's available in navy blue with light blue and off-white embroidery for $60.00 USD.
I'm making a very sporty hijab to go with it out of lycra. The hijab's pictures will be out soon, insh'Allah. This is one of my favorite items of clothing, honestly, I'm in love with this jilbab! I could wear it everyday since it's so comfortable. So, I will soon be introducing it in brown with burnt orange and off-white trim too. DO YOU LOVE IT TOO?


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Royal Blue Sporty Hijabi

I just love to be sporty and to do sports. This is what I recently wore when I went hiking. If you look closely, this top has gorgeous royal blue buttons that run down the side of this cross-over tunic, made of lycra. $50.00 USD for the set. A real bargain, very limited edition.


Blue Sapphire Tunic

I love this beautiful sapphire blue on this black background. I have decided not to make the future models with the embroidery in the middle. I also made some nice loose-fitting drawstring pants like these in black, cinnamon and tan. They have pockets and are made of a nice soft fabric. Aside from the extra embroidery, the design is a go as far as I am concerned, what do you think?


For My Abaya Lovers

Beautiful Black Diamond Abaya. Sewn of unique hand-made cloth from the Sahara Desert. Fully lined in a soft natural fiber fabric. Each cloth is hand-made and dyed and unique. Very slight variations exist in each model. Very limited edition.


In Memory of My Father

Inna Lilayhi wa inna lilahee raji30n. Without knowing that my father had passed, I drew out a sketch for my butterfly dress. I quickly finished it and loved it so that in the middle of my grief, it made me smile. There is something very angelic and peaceful about it. My father loved blue. Allah yarhamu.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ruby Diamond Abaya

I love this fabric. This fabric comes from the African Saharan Desert. Fully-lined in a very soft natural fiber fabric named fibran. It is made by hand and uniquely dyed. Very limited edition.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

African Diamond Spring Collection


Introducing: THE NEW AFRICAN DIAMOND COLLECTION LINE! This spring line was inspired by the African Continent. All of the fabrics used in this line were made here in Africa. They are light-weight and as soft as a feather. I love this print because it would go lovely with the orange pants I featured in this photograph or jeans. I know I'll be wearing it with my favorite brown leather wedges. I feel a polyvore set coming on! Modestly priced at $40.00 USD.

Here's a close-up of the elastic waist linen pants:

The linen pants are also modestly priced at $30.00. What do you think of the first picture of the Spring line?


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Muslims Loving Christians


My dear Sorority sister who just visited me is a great Christian. I love many Christians. In fact, my dear friend used to take me to her local church, by the Harvard campus, when we were in college. I have great memories of the church. I remember the Reverend was young and eloquent, an admirable family man, with a beautiful young wife and children.

During my college years, I would sit with my Sorority sisters and discuss religion at length. I love those women so much. I remember that they sincerely wanted me to be "saved", for my own benefit and I appreciate that to this day. But, I would ask: "How can I be saved from the hell-fire, simply by saying that I take Jesus Christ as my Savior? What if I say that and later commit terrible sins? Won't I merit the hell-fire by my actions, regardless of my testament?".
I simply didn't believe that you could attain salvation without goods deeds. There was always the issue of the trinity, large and looming above my reason - "How can God say He is One and man say He is One + One + One and this equals ONE?" This was illogical idolatry to me. Although I do not believe in everything that the Christians believe in, I believe many things that they believe in too. In fact, I believe in the love and sincerity that I have received from them to be an honorable testament of Christ's (alayhi salaam) example, one that muslims should follow too.
As Allah (the Arabic word for The One and Only God of the Muslims, Christians and Jews, not a separate "God") is Perfect and the Best of All Planners, I was blessed to have been invited to accompany my Sorority sister to Deminent with a Marrakchi friend of hers. I am absolutely blessed to have had the honor of going along. While we were driving there, the host said, you are going to see an amazing library when we arrive. I had no idea of how absolutely wonderful it would be.
Once in the house, our amazing hostess toured us around. The first room that she took us to, had a framed copy of the original letter that the Prophet Muhammed had written to the Christian King of Ethiopia. This was history coming alive for me! Here I was before an archive of great significance, unexpectedly. My Sorority sister wasn't familiar with the letter, nor of it's great significance. I was stumbling around with my clumbsy Arabic, straining with all of my might to read it word for word and translate it to her, for her to grasp it's weight. I had to get help to translate it. The letter read:
“In the Name of Allâh,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad the Messenger of Allâh to Negus, king of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Peace be upon him who follows true guidance. Salutations, I entertain Allâh’s praise, there is no god but He, the Sovereign, the Holy, the Source of peace, the Giver of peace, the Guardian of faith, the Preserver of safety. I bear witness that Jesus, the son of Mary, is the spirit of Allâh and His Word which He cast into Mary, the virgin, the good, the pure, so that she conceived Jesus. Allâh created him from His spirit and His breathing as He created Adam by His Hand. I call you to Allâh Alone with no associate and to His obedience and to follow me and to believe in that which came to me, for I am the Messenger of Allâh. I invite you and your men to Allâh, the Glorious, the All-Mighty. I hereby bear witness that I have communicated my message and advice. I invite you to listen and accept my advice. Peace be upon him who follows true guidance.”

When ‘Amr bin Omaiyah Ad-Damari communicated the Apostolic letter to Negus, the latter took the parchment and placed it on his eye, descended to the floor, confessed his faith in Islam and wrote the following reply to the Prophet (Peace be upon him).

“In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Negus Ashama to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allâh. Peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allâh! and mercy and blessing from Allâh beside Whom there is no god. I have received your letter in which you have mentioned about Jesus and by the Lord of heaven and earth, Jesus is not more than what you say. We fully acknowledge that with which you have been sent to us and we have entertained your cousin and his companions. I bear witness that you are the Messenger of Allâh, true and confirming (those who have gone before you), I pledge to you through your cousin and surrender myself through him to the Lord of the worlds.”

This Christian King, before accepting Islam, gave shelter to the muslims at a time when they were suffering great persecution at the hands of the Quraish. His goodness and piety, as a Christan and later as a muslim, were reknowned through-out the land during his lifetime.

Having been blessed to unexpectedly read this document with my dear guest, gave us the opportunity to discuss the phrases above where the Prophet Muhammed states that Jesus was born of a virgin, which led us into discussing the many Christian tenets that Muslims believe in too. It was truly an amazing trip, with Allah's magnificient prescence strongly felt in our every move. I left the home with tears welling up in my eyes. I felt that I had been priveledged to see the beauty and wealth of Islamic heritage that is well hidden in Morocco, as a pearl is hidden in it's shell.

There is so much more to tell. I would be remiss if I failed to mention that I will never forget the hospitality and generousity that we were shown that day. The kindness of our hosts was truly remarkable and is an absolutely outstanding characteristic of the Moroccan people. For as long as I possess my mind, I will always remember this visit as one of the best experiences of my life. I feel so absoluetly proud to be a muslim, in the company of a Christian, when surrounded by muslims of such a high degree of Islamic knowledge and piety. Jazak Allah khair El Fatoui family, wa barak Allah ufeekum.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Making clothes that make people happy, makes me happy. It is truly a blessing to do work that you love and that people can benefit from. Above is a picture of a dear client of mine, who has also become a friend. She radiates so much beauty and happiness in this picture that she recently sent me from Santa Lucia de Santiago de Chile, that I just couldn't resist sharing it with you. She is wearing our Fringe tunic in this photo and she said this about her newest Hijabi Couture Arrival:



Thank-you Matlalli for allowing me to share your beauty with the world. I appreciate your supporting and enjoying Hijabi Couture from the bottom of my heart.

To all of my other family, clients, friends and supporters, may Allah bless you, your wealth and your families for being a part of Hijabi Couture, amin.


If you are a real life Hijabi Couture Fashionsita and wouldn't mind being featured, please contact Najea at

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Jewels for Your Soul

Bismillah Ar-rahman, Nir-raheem
Para mi hijito, Khalito

Son, there are a few things
You have to know before I go
For sure, we were very poor
When you were first born.
I cried, as I prayed, at times
Because we had such a rough ride
Yet, Allah never cast us aside
And we weathered the tide.
When all of our resources
had been spent
And there was no money to be lent
Mommy prayed for the rent.
Know the money came through heaven-sent.
So, always maintain your pride
And don’t do just anything to make a dime.
Don’t you ever sell your soul for drugs
Because jail and hell are awaiting many thugs.
Remember that we’ve struggled
And thrived through many tests
Our much more has followed our much less
So, should money ever have you stressed
You just have faith, and remember,
That you, my son, are truly blessed.
This is your legacy,
You’ve got riches in your soul
Even through poverty,
We’ve had riches more than gold
All through our ancestry,
We’ve had a strength unknown
You just have faith and see,
How your dreams will unfold.
Son take this advice –
Don’t ever let anyone seduce you into vice.
When people start drinking gin and juice
And they start acting loose
Step aside, be quick to slide
Because you, my son,
Have great things to produce.
People will act a fool
And the world is very cruel
But, you follow the Golden Rule
Do for others what you would
Have them do for you.
Though at times you’ll be deceived,
If you fall down on your knees
And you pray and believe,
You will achieve, you will succeed.
This is your legacy,
These are my jewels your soul
Even through poverty,
We’ve had riches more than gold
All through our ancestry,
Our people had a faith unknown
You just have faith and see,
How your dreams will unfold.

Son, you’ve brought peace to my life
I no longer find myself in strife
But, back in the days…
I had violent ways.
Your Uncle Jared says
That I had rage
Just poppin’
All out of me.
So should anyone ever
Try to hurt you in a craze,
Do not be amazed
At the war Mommy'll blaze.
Know this is true,
I’ll proudly die to protect you.
When my life is through,
You remember that I did
What I had to do.
When I die, don’t cry
Don’t grieve;
Know that your mama is
Resting in peace
Because she truly believed;
Once I’m deceased,
Should your life get hard.
Know that Allah is never far
Tell Him what He likes to hear;
That it’s only Him that you fear
Through your trials Allah
Will hold you dear.
When my body lies breathless
I want you to remember nothing less;
That you will never go astray
As long as it's five times a day
That you pray
This is your legacy,
You’ve got riches in your soul
Even through poverty,
We’ve had riches more than gold
All through our ancestry,
We’ve had blessings yet untold
You just have faith and see,
How your dreams will unfold.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The husband and wife series

I am so excited about some of my new designs that I just can't wait until the line is finished and professionally photographed to share them on the blog. I am no photographer. But, I really do love these new designs. What do you think about the husband and wife series? Would you buy these for your spouse and yourself? Or, would you just buy one of these? If so, which one?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sweet Sistahs by Najea "Eloquence" Lujan

I dedicate this one to my sisters
Because life is so much
Sweeter when I’m wit cha’
Who are we?
Beautiful and sisterly
The ladies who
Represent our community
With dignity
Know how to flex
We never surrender
We demand respect
For our gender
How awesome -
The power of femininity
To see our children come
From out of our bodies
From deep inside us
We are the nicest;
Mothers are priceless,
Queenly Like Isis
We’re not
No kinda hottie
Moschino Ho
Or Versace hotchie
We are radiant
No matter the clothes
Labels don’t define us
I am not lying
All my girls are fine;
We have brilliant minds
That what makes us dimes;
We are goodness genuine
That’s why we always shine.
We bounce and creep
From the concrete
Of them city streets
And swim in country creeks
We bounce and bop
To that Bronx beat
And bellydance in the
African and Arab heat
We’ve got Hip hop
In our feet
Our every move
Is sweet
Our styles are unique
We’re rhyme sayers
Real power players
Smooth like pearls
Grown ghetto girls
It's factual
We're international
Por Favor
Mi amor
Call us mamis
Flowing from Spanish
To Arabic and English
Uptown flavor
With a little sazón
For you to savor
No somos todas
Boricuas, muselmanas,
Colombianas, mexicanas
Ni dominicanas
Pero esto si lo somos
Somos 100% DAMAS
From Bronx bombers
To Students with Honors
Beautiful and sisterly
The ladies who
Represent our community
With dignity
We Dem Beautiful
Brownies and blondies
We're not down for whatever
But, we do get our cheddar
Call us butter
Lucious lips
That don’t stutter.
We them
Thick mamas
Beauty bombers-
Like Angela
And Assatta
We are beautiful
Female phenomena.
We don’t bicker about hair
Because we’re too busy
Uniting in prayer
And being there
For our people
Showing that we care
We range from
Light and bright
To dark and black
Like the luscious night
And it’s all right
Because we’re all tight
We feed our seeds
Thanking Almighty Allah
As He provides for our needs
We flip our own whips
We bring home the chips
Epitome of independent
We get the rent
It’s female phenomena
We represent
Ya Ahkawatee
Hear me - Uhibookii
Fisibilah, wa Allahi
Until the day I die.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hand-Crocheted Trim Tunic

This tunic has a beautiful hand-crocheted trim around the neck and sleeves. I sold-out of these and recently made a new set of them. One of my clients (and soul-sister friends) asked me to custom-make her a second one of these in yellow. Which I did and I have to say that the yellow crochet reminded me of the sun. Alhamdulilah! I just love bright colors. When I saw the final product, it just cheered me up. I let the sister know that if she changed her mind and didn't want it - that would be fine with me. What I didn't say is that I would've loved to have it join my personal collection! ;) Making clothes for people really brings me joy. So, if you would like this beautiful tunic to join your collection, or have any custom requests, please give me the pleasure of taking your order.

Multi-Colored with Hand-Crocheted Brown Trim

Friday, January 23, 2009

Real-Life Hijabi Couture Fashionista

Today, I introduce to you a Real Life Hijabi Couture Fashionista, the very lovely Sister Zakkiyah. When I saw this picture all I could say was: "WOW! Now that's how you wear a hat with hijab!". Isn't she just gorgeous? That's my Lil' Homie Zakkiyah who I wrote about here. If you missed that blog, I wrote about how she so generously showed up at my house with the beautiful hijab I have on in that picture. Blue was her favorite color way back then. Then, I came into her life and, well, added a little more color! (In more ways than one.) When I first saw this picture, I hadn't realized that she's wearing a Hijabi Couture hijab I gave her. She is such a lovely sister, an ideal muslima in every sense of the word. She studies the deen more than any sister I have ever known, visits the sick and does all that she can to help others. Honestly, the beauty that you see here, radiates from the inside out and I wanted to share her with you. I'd also like to ask you to say a prayer for her because she is recovering from surgery.

When I first saw the fabric below, I thought of her because she loves to tie-die. So, I added it to last year's collection, with her in mind. In that collection, I used the fabric for that kaftan and the Safiya tunic, which you can find here. She was my first customer to add it to her collection. So, I gave her the hijab above to compliment this kaftan. I have to say, I think she wears them fabulously.

If you are a real life Hijabi Couture Fashionista and would be so generous as to let us feature you or if you would like to steal Zakkiyah's style, please contact Najea at

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kaftan: Inspired by Sunshine!

I designed this inspired by the sun and wanted to post it today, because I wish I had more sunshine in my life. It is so cold here, which I really dislike. It has put me somewhat in a slump. I must have SAD also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Do any of you feel like this? If you do, how do you shake it and if you don't - how do you avoid it?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Denim Skirt and Jacket: Wearing Hijabi Couture On Inauguration Day

Proud! I am so excited about The Change that has come to America, I think it should be an International Holiday! Above you have what I would be wearing to the Inauguration, if only I were there. The skirt and jacket above are available for sale on a link below. Are you excited too?

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Here you have our complete winter collection. We hope that you like love it. We've made this line more casual and "date night". We hope that it is exactly what you need. To order Hijabi Couture, please scroll through this blog, you will find our many different styles and sizes below. Once we know the weight of your order, we will inform you of the least expensive and fastest shipping options available. We have a money-back guarantee, if you aren't completely satisfied with your order. We also honor custom requests. If you have any questions, please contact Najea at Thanks for visiting Hijabi Couture!