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Choosing Hijab According To Your Skin Tone

Have you ever experienced a situation where you had a complete image of your outfit in your mind, only to discard all the ideas and opt for a completely different outfit and hijab at the...

When to cut off a friendship?

I recently removed a friend from my life since she was a major backbiter which led me to reflect on her character – I realized that this is not how I want to be. I...

HALA! DALLAS: VELA x Nominal Pop-Up

Get excited, Dallas! An event you have been asking us for is finally happening in your Downtown on May 18th, and you won't want to miss it. A collaboration event of your favorite Muslim-owned brands,...

Seeking Marriage: Invoking Allah's Names

It looks like the issue of marriage has become one of the main concerns within Muslim community. Especially in this generation where the concept of marriage and weddings are heavily promoted on social media. This...

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

I have a secret. It’s one that I’ve hid from my readers for years. It’s the type of secret that makes me want to close all the curtains, and never show my face in public...

Embracing Prints with VELA Hijabs

Transitioning from our black hijabs to colorful ones requires a kind of courage similar to bravery itself. It’s a step outside our comfort zones, one many of us have been in for years. But leaping...

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...