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What kind of Muslim is she? by ArsalanKhanArtist What kind of Muslim is she? by ArsalanKhanArtist
What kind of Muslim is she?

This is a joke for modern muslim women who think fashion is more important than plain clothes!

UPDATE: Its been 10 days since I uploaded this work, I honestly have no idea how popular it went now, it became popular in facebook as well. I must say a HUGE thank to you all for this!
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Asalamu Alaikum (peace be upon you), i really believe this is true because i have seen alot of this before, and i think its wrong for Muslim women to wear tight clothes, short clothes, extra high heels, short scarfs (hijabs), and have there hair and ears showing with tons of makeup and jewelry. I mean look at the girl with no scarf (hijab), she is wearing a long skirt, she has a baggy long sleeve shirt, she has NO makeup, she has NO jewelry, she is NOT wearing any extra high heels. but some muslim women think that you only have to wear scarfs (hijab), but what they don't see is that you MUST keep covered up too. In the Qur'an it says you must keep covered up so men can't see her figure and think of haram (bad) things, its for our protection. *and i really thank you for putting this picture up*
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Critique by LoonarHijab May 14, 2013, 10:00:07 AM
Technique and Vision: In terms of the picture's colour and not it's content, this is a pretty picture. Bold colours really help emphasize the strength in it's message. Personally I think that it could do with a little more contrast in terms of shading, but I checked your page, and I can see that your other pictures aren't lacking in contrast. Besides, I'm not good at digital art myself, so I can't really give advice.
The reason I put a few stars down for Vision and Technique is because I think this picture could have been even better than it already is if you wroked on colour theory to make an impact- I like the neautral colours on the modestly dressed girl, but the green and red with the two girls clash, and the pink and red on the girl with the earings also clash. If perhaps you'd went with a more light blue theme with the left girl, it wouldn't have clashed with the green top of the other hijabi, and it wouldn't have clashed with the scarf. You could also have experimented with warm/ cool colours to make an impact.

Originality and Impact: I also feel that the meaning of hijab is being forgotten among us hijabis. Often times I find that some hijabis are snobby towards more modestly dressed non-hijabis, and the facial expressions you have drawn really express this snootiness, making a strong impact. You really are great at facial expressions, as well as body posture- I just want to hug the non-hijabi- the way you drew the hands really conveys how uncomfortable she feels. However akhi, you conveyed your idea very well, but I feel that the message could have been given in a different way. A lot of hijabi's would love to wear something more modest, but are too shy- it's quite hard wearing jilbaab's in the west. Some hijabi's don't know why they wear one in the first place. I think a better way to solve this problem would have been to draw an encouraging picture- not a cricising one. A lot of hijabi's just need a bit of support, and I think a picture encouraging sisters to please Allah and not the people would have had a greater impact, rather then putting our sisters down
I hope I've been fair with this critique- Assalamu Alaikum.
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Noshabaforever Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What i wear when going out
Long sleeved shirt ( sometimes wear shirt underneath)
jacket, jumper
boots or shoes

when meeting relatives
tultsi93 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Some of my class mates were Muslim girls, and they didn't wear hijab.
uglygosling Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Maybe the woman on the right bases her faith on how she thinks and acts, not how she dresses.
user2name1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Ok so she should be covered. But still, we dont know whats in her heart. Maybe she does not understand why she should wear a hijab. Instead of criticizing, people should kindly explain. And secondly, The other two women's hijabs expose their hair anyway so they shouldn't be talking. Also, at least the women with no hijab is wearing loos clothing. The other two are wearing on tight and inappropriate clothing. So the fact they said that rude comment shows how terrible of muslims they are themselves.
Royszawa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In my opinion, Muslim women nowadays only thinks fashion than the Shari'a rules. Like a Muslim girl wearing a hijab, but she wears a t-shirt, a very short hijab and many more. Glad to know me. I think plain clothing is suitable for Muslim women's clothing because it is loose and not very thight.
VincentAParker Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
While working for a high-end retail store, I met a young Muslim woman, but her apparel was quite...hypocritical.  She was absolutely beautiful, but I found it quite ironic that while wearing a shimmery hijab, she had on a skin tight dress shirt and yoga pants revealing everything. Being not of Islam, I don't know most of it's teachings, but enough to know that it seemed anti-modesty to say "Allah forbid they see my hair, but you can see every anatomical part of my body." Dress how you will, but that seemed to be quite contradictory.
LucilliaSnowfox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Please be silent,.it's not as simple as that and quite frankly your opinion on what a Muslim women wears espically if you are not of the faith does not matter. She is allowed to look beautiful in her own waynsonlong as she covers herself and believe it or not, Omani Muslim women also love wearing bright loud colours and relatively modern clothing. Think before speaking
Lythya Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
SO true XD
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Modesty is just as much of an attitude as it is a style of dress, I think.
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Excellent work!~
blackricco01 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
thoose two people are so annoying!it's them that are stupid and that girl with the dress,she is perfect with a hijab.
tarajadestone Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing. The message being conveyed here is something every Muslim (male and female) need to think about.
nawid2010 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
lol  true
SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Pfffft, I totally can relate as a non-hijabi-wearing Muslim girl. I have met some hypocritical ladies like the ones on the left - although thankfully not too many. Most hijab-wearing women I know are really sweet and understanding and open about it. c:

I don't think it's fair to judge Muslim women who decided to dress in tight/revealing clothes, either, honestly. If you have an opinion on it, keep it to yourself as one's Deen is between them and Allah and it's not your job to tell them to cover up. There's much more to Islam than the way that we dress, and I don't think that how we dress defines us as Muslims at all.

There is a Hadith I heard of in which a sahabah tells the the Prophet (pbuh) that they should order a (probably "underdressed") woman passing by to cover herself up. The Prophet (pbuh) told the man to lower his gaze instead. Do not disrespect women with your eyes.

I'm not sure how accurately I remember it, but that was the message it made clear.

ImYourBeautifulNote Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
This is so very true. its rather upsetting...for me myself i have choosent to wear a Hijab because i believe its right for me.
xCandyBanditx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At least the non-Hijabi isn't dressed like a slut! 
LeonFoxwings Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
true story
Argussov Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is wonderful...I donīt like it when I see muslim women in tight clothes with make-up with hijab...itīs not just about hijab, youīre right! :)
uzamki18 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
so you made this cool dude i saw this all over facebook thank you may allah swt bless you because you never know some girl probably changed due to this picture or you did give awarness to the ones that barely know their own deen which in sha allah you will be rewared even if you are in your grave if people still look at this cool
chester1010ir Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sadly its true..........
Zenoxen Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh.....And I thought those indecencies were only to be seen in Portugal [Where even muslim girls wear trasparent tights instead of pants and skirts.]
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Yami-D-Sparx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Oooooookay , what does this have to do with anything ? Nobody said that once a girl wears the veil - Yes , that's the name of Hijab - she becomes chaste and all . S/he is talking about a paradox with some Muslims nowadays . God ordered people - men and women - to dress properly .
ambientdream Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow this is so freaking true. kudos to you for drawing this!
punkprincess898 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so true...
nowday we muslim are like this...sadly...:S
we point at others for their religion but dont see our mistake
Espio42 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
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Eman-AlKaabi Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
PakPolaris Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate this.....
ranbassi Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
The two ladies in the sketch are judging the girl without the hijab, but most importantly why are we judging the two girls with the hijab? Why are we judging them for wearing the clothes they have chosen to wear?

I believe in personal freedom to choose for oneself, because without freedom to choose for oneself, religion and morality is fake and imposed by others. Human nature is such that, the more a person is repressed from certain things, the more they will desire them. So the answer is simple, don't impose moralistic views on others and simply let them do whatever they wish out of their own personal freedom. Religion is a personal journey, not something we should use to judge others by.

We should live our own lives as we wish to live them and never judge others for the decisions they make out of their own personal freedom. In one sense this drawing says exactly what I am saying, but reading some of the comments here suggests many of us are judging the two girls because of the clothing they have chosen to wear. Lets not be hypocrites.
After--Life Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"Religion and morality is fake and imposed by others"

There is a difference between a commandment of God and oppression by society. You are right, we shouldn't judge, and we cannot judge anyone, but God can, and the only thing we can do is admonish. We can judge however based on several factors such as how people act and behave, their ways of living, this is part of our nature, every human makes a judgement on someone in their own minds. We have been given wisdom, so use it properly for the sake of bettering the society.

"We should live our own lives as we wish to live them"

The purpose of life is to submit to God and His Will. You are right to an extent, but that statement is too broad.


The true definition of FREEDOM is to be free from this world, the desires of this world, the evil of this world, the corruption and deception of this worldly life that hold you back from attaining spiritual bliss, and be under the arms of God's protection and Will, where absolutely nothing will go wrong and you shall never worry nor grieve, and this can only be done through submission. This is the true definition of freedom, not doing anything you want. That is lesser freedom.
RCDeviant Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
ahhhh so true, too many forget that hijab isn't just a scrap of fabric on a woman's head. Lovely drawing though
zohreh1991 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
mosalmun yekie! che ba hajab che bihejab, che ba mod che bi mod! hamashun yeki hastan! hame...
Ward-Dimashqi Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
true ..
rozi123 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
It's nice, mashallah. I was going to say. the women wearing the hijab aren't wearing proper hijab themselves because the hijab is meant to cover not just hair, but also your neck and other parts of body as well.
GheimhridhLone Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good job! Unfortunately it is true. Today Muslim women care too much their aspects, rather than their brains! But above all, have transformed an act of worship (the hijab) in a fashionable accessory.
osama-ali Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
رائعة ومعبرة
Zara94 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can't add anything, the pic says everything! :)
azeemb Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
lots of make up and hijab always find that a little funny :aww:
Melow-melow Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I always look this in France T_T good job! it's really true! any girls who wear on the hidjab ( 10-20 years) in France, do not understand that what is important it is not the hidjab, but rather the behavior of the person, discreet, quiet and wise, especially not exuberant, conceited or derisive and lauging, very speaking loudly!. Thank you very much for this beautiful interpretation of the facts!! And it is also very well drawn!
And similar for the Muslims in Niqab or jelbab (but much less).
SO, Really good job !
EigoKensai Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
LOL I've seen this scene so many times in Istanbul.
LoonarHijab Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm. well, it is quite hard wearing a hijab in places like France and Turkey, where hijabis are banned from certain things. Llets ot laugh at our sisters, or judge them, but instead try to support them.
EigoKensai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
You can be Muslim without wearing a headscarf. Ahmet Necdet Sezer
is a Muslim yet he refused to let legislators' wives to wear head scarves. If you must wear your religion on your sleeves (no pun intended) everywhere you go make it in the way you act and the way you treat others. Hijab is supposed to be about modesty, but I can't tell you the amount of scarf wearing "Muslimas" in Turkey I've seen who also wear mini-skirts and excessive makeup. They just want to say "look at me I'm a Muslim". I think this pictures illustrates my point. Religion is not an item of clothing.
LoonarHijab Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I agree that being a modest muslimah should be reflected in personality. All I am saying is that some sisters find it very hard, and rather than making pictures to bash them, and judge them like the girls in the picture are judging others, we should make encouraging pictures. I know that I definitely would have worn the jilbab faster had I had more encouragement.
ArsalanKhanArtist Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Digital Artist
They are everywhere, even in UK, America, Arab countries, even cities in Pakistan and Iran. Thats crazy!
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