If anyone reads my blog, they know I’m very old school Muslimah 🙂 I proudly say that my husband is the head of house and I try to obey him because I love him and because I love Allah. I wear an abaya because I believe otherwise it’s not hijab (unless you’re wearing a niqab… ;)) I don’t wear make up and perfume outside; I wear them at home (which, sadly, is an absurdity these days!) And…
I. Hate. High. Heels.
Oh, but they’re so pretty, you say. Let me rephrase then:
I hate it when Muslimahs think high heels are ok and “cute” to wear in public. Wear them at home all you want, until it’s painful, I suppose. But if you are a muhajjabah, or care to be, then PLEASE leave them at the door as you leave the house.
Why? Because of what they do to your posture. I recently went to a get together and the sisters were all talking about how great high heels were because of “what they do for my posture.” WHAT?! Are you kidding me? I was thinking, “Girl, they’re haraam because of what they ‘do for your posture’!” I didn’t say that, though, because I didn’t know how to without offending every high heel wearing girl in the room…which was everyone.
Look at this picture. Do you see the girl on the right? That is what is called unnatural posture. Aside from all of the medical reasons why you shouldn’t wear heels — heel pain, foot pain, calf pain, back pain, bunions….shall I go on? — High heels should not be worn because they accentuate your … God given assets 🙂 And if I have to explain why those should not be accentuated in public…then this may not be the blog for you 😀
And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment …. (an Nur, 31)
As I tell my hubby, there are so many women’s issues that the shaykhs have to address lightly because they may “offend” the female Muslim masses. I wish there was a female shaykha that would emerge and lay it all out like it is. We need to hear it like it is.
So my lovely ladies, buy heels to your hearts content, but on your way out, please check them in at the door 🙂