Islamic swimwear reviews

We have come a long way from the days of hijabi women having to improvise outfits when heading to the beach or pool. The days of putting on a tshirt and leggings and hoping it didn’t weigh us down are long gone. There are so many new and stylish options for us to choose from. I have reviewed three popular brands that I have purchased and used unsponsored.

First is the original burkini brand. I have been using them for more than a decade and have made multiple purchases. Quality is great and holds up well over multiple washes in the machine. They have a modest and slim fit option. I would purchase from them again.


Next is Lyra swimwear. I got it in the mail and was surprised by all of the parts. The burkini is a literal two piece and Lyra has four parts, the bathing suit, legging, swim cap and modest cover up. That being said, it is so beautiful and lightweight in the water. The fit is also very flattering and they have many beautiful colors and styles to choose from. It is lightweight and easy to wash. The quality is also very good. With so many beautiful options, it’s hard to stick to just one!


In my Lyra swimwear

My most recent modest swimwear purchase is from Lanuuk. I recommend them if you are looking for a little more coverage. Their line has so many beautiful designs and swim caps and hijabs to choose from. Their customer service is very prompt and I could not believe how fast my order arrived! Their swimwear sells fast so definitely order one or sign up for their email list to find out about restocks.

Lula – Woodrose/Black

I hope this encourages more women to take the literal plunge into the water. With so many beautiful and stylish options out there, hijabis no longer need to be on the sidelines of water sports.


Ramadan and eid decor 2021

Hello everyone! I am updating this blog post due to the fact that there are so many new companies with absolutely cute Ramadan/ eid decor. One company that has a wide variety of decor is Modern Eid.

The banner and wreath are from modern eid

Calligraphy 'Happy Ramadan' banner

Happy Ramadan Pennant Banner

You can even use code moniraxme10 for an extra discount!

They have tons of cute decor, definitely check them out!

This year, I added a tablescape to give our iftars a special feel. Ramadan is a welcome guest in our home.

The Alhamdulillah sign is from with a spin. It is very high quality and adds a beautiful touch to any decor.

"Alhamdulillah" Mix Material Word Decor

I hope everyone has a fruitful and blessed Ramadan and eid! Keep us in your prayers please

Sequins and sparkle ✨

This year has seen a lot of people struggle with grief and loss, loss of loved ones, jobs, lifestyles, and what could have been. I am definitely looking forward to next year and am optimistic life will get better. In the spirit of optimism, I have put together some looks that you can usher the new year in.

This year, there were so many cute embellished sweaters to choose from. I paired my sweater with satin midi skirt. I think these skirts are so versatile and should be a staple in every wardrobe. You can dress them up or down, depending on the shoes you choose. My outfit is from H and M.

Red is always a fun, festive color and can bring cheer to any season.

Jumpsuit from ASOS

I bought these sequined pants as a fun way to usher in the new year. I hope everyone has a fun and safe 2021!! Leave a comment below to let me know how you will be celebrating.

Pants from Amazon

Eid dress ideas 2020

I know that this eid will be very unique in terms of celebration but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate at all! I still plan on dressing up and enjoying some traditional foods. If you haven’t already ordered an eid outfit, now would be the perfect time to ensure that it reaches you in time. Here’s a few of my favorite and affordable dresses.


ASOS has lots of beautiful dresses that can be worn for multiple occasions. They also carry petite, tall and plus sizes!

At airah is a modest fashion brand that carries beautiful and affordable dresses.



Target has some affordable and more casual options.


H and M also has tons of stylish and affordable options you can choose from.



Happy shopping! Wish everyone has a safe and joyous eid!


Whipped rooh afza

In the Indian subcontinent, rooh afza is a staple during Ramadan. It’s recipe was based on cooling ingredients to fight the hot summer winds in the area. Personally, I’ve never been a big fan so I was trying to make it more palatable. Coming off the whipped coffee challenge, I thought to try a whipped version of this traditional drink. It was a big hit in our household. Hope you like it!

Chill your whisk and bowl if you can for about ten minutes. Add one cup of heavy whipping cream, 2.5 tablespoons of confectioners sugar and about 2 tablespoons of roohafza, per your taste, you can add or subtract. Place in stand mixer on medium for about ten minutes or until stiff peaks form. You may use a hand mixer as well. Add the mixture on top of milk of your choice and enjoy!

Whipped rooh afza

Let me know if you liked it below!

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Ramadan and eid decor 2020

Hi guys, hope everyone is well! Ramadan 2020 is definitely going to be a historically different one for all of us. We can still try to make it as festive and fun for our families. This is an update from my blogpost from a few years ago, the decor keeps getting cuter and cuter and more creative every year! Here are a few out of the many companies out there.

Days of eid has the name eid in it so you know they do the holiday right. They have some elegant decor.

Here is their website https://daysofeid.com/

Amasidecor has cute decor like plates and cake toppers.

You can check them out at https://www.amasidecor.com/

Modern eid is known for their wreaths and have a nice tutorial on how to make them.


Withaspin’s home decor will definitely bring your home a festive vibe, check them out here:


Jasmine and marigold have the cutest family pajamas and onesies for babies:


Silvermoon paper company can be described as Islamic decor with a rustic twist. They are a newer company, you can check them out on IG @silvermoonpaperco


Aisha Khan arts has some amazing creative and handmade decor.


Aisha’s accessories has lots of items to make your eid cards extra special this year.

I hope this post has you excited to decorate for Ramadan! Stay safe and blessed ❤️

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Kids and living during pandemic lockdowns

We are all living through extraordinary and trying times. We have a virus that humanity has never seen and we are all trying to figure out how to deal with it. We are currently in lock down and kids have been home schooling for the last two weeks. I can see they are working hard and not trying to stress about the situation. This may be our new normal for the unforeseen future. We are not sure how long this will last and do not want to add undue stress to them but we should also let them know this is our new reality. Here are some ways we have been dealing with it. Granted my children are older and teens so this might not work for younger children.

Try to set a routine and expectations and guidelines. They must logon and finish their assignments by a certain time. They should still get ready and dressed for the day. They still have to do their daily chores. Teenagers are very social creatures so I encourage them to video chat with their friends. We also take the time to video chat with family members that live far away.

I encourage this as a time to eat together as a family. We have actually been trying new recipes and cooking together and baking desserts.

I encourage the kids to go out for at least 30 minutes and exercise away from others, just around the neighborhood. They walk or run or bike. Fresh air is always important and making sure they get their Vitamin D. This is a good time to talk to them about diet and nutrition and how important exercise is for mental stress.

Play games together and try a puzzle together. Find a show and watch it together.

Most importantly, we have been trying to pray together. Trying to count all that we have to be grateful for. I want them to know God has a plan and maybe we all needed this time to reconnect with each other and ourselves. We must have faith that God will lead us out of the dark times and we should learn our lessons and not return to our old ways. I hope my children learn that faith and family are the most important things in life.

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Adding a flair with a feathered hijab

With the holiday season quickly approaching, a nice touch to fancy up any outfit is a feathered hijab. It dresses up and makes any outfit look glamorous with little effort.

I purchased my hijabs from framed people


Here are some other sites you can check out



Happy shopping!

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