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How To Deal With Post-Ramadan Slump

We spend quite a lot of time psyching ourselves in the months leading up to Ramadan (Rajab & Shaaban), and once Ramadan arrives, we exert our best efforts, focusing on increasing our worship, organizing iftar...

What Does VELA Mean To Me?

When I think of VELA, the words hijab, modesty and femininity instantly come to mind. Prior to practicing my deen, femininity was not something on the table. I used to believe that carrying a masculine...

How to Host the Perfect Iftar During Ramadan

Whether you're a born Muslim or a revert, hosting the perfect iftar may seem daunting but can be done with the right preparation and intentions. افطار (Iftar) means “to break” in Arabic since iftar is the...

VELA Stands With Sudan

THE CAUSE During the month of Ramadan, all Blossom hijab proceeds will go towards HHRD’s Sudanese Refugee Relief. From providing clean water and food to distributing hygiene kits and clothes, Helping Hand’s efforts are comprehensive to...

Balancing cultures, one abaya at a time

I've always dreamed of seamlessly blending the life I've grown up with the one I desire. Being able to dress modestly while still reflecting my full personality has been a long-standing goal. However, growing up,...

Women’s History Month: Honoring the Muslim Women in Our Lives

Some days when I put on my hijab and walk out of the doors of my house, I can't help but feel immensely grateful for the plight of my ancestors, and by extension, my parents...

Prepping for Ramadan as a Revert

Ramadan is the holy month of fasting, self reflection, and spiritual growth for Muslims globally. However, for many reverts, this can be a time of challenge and courage. As a new revert, I've only celebrated...

VELA’s Ramadan ‘24 Collection: Shop the Drop

Embracing modesty in our daily lives can be challenging, yet during Ramadan, it brings out the best within us. At VELA, our new collection of abayas aims to reflect the essence of this sacred month....

World Hijab Day: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Hijab

Behold the hijab, a whispered hymn; A choice profound, where the soul finds its rhythm. Not just a garment, but a shield of the divine; A sanctuary for beauty, in a world that can confine....