Her Modesty: A New Fashion Magazine for Muslim Women

Her Modesty is a new fashion glossy created by and for Muslim women. The magazine evolved from a blog and an online magazine. The goal of the magazine’s creator is “to display how sisters can be covered but yet still feel good about themselves and how they look.”

The magazine caters to Muslim women who observe hejab. The creator says that “all of the pictures will feature hijab – although we know that some sisters don’t wear it. We just feel that it’s important to present a magazine that is truely [sic] about the covered modern woman.” (Hasn’t she ever heard of Azizah?) While I dislike the exclusionary practices (and perhaps politics?) behind the idea of only showcasing hejabis, it’s a positive step towards normalizing modest clothing and hejab in the West. And everyone knows how hard it is to find clothing that covers what we want it to (whether you want it to cover everything but your face and your hands, or you just don’t want to show any cleavage).

Check them out. The first issue is to premier in January, but you need a subscription!

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  • The Editor

    Salaam & thanks for the shout out!I’d just like to make our vision clear for you and your readers inshallah.Unfortunately, the labels “hijabi” and “nonhijabi” have in a way formed pseudo-sects in Islam. Her Modesty is not just for “hijabis”. It is for all Muslim women who have a concern for dressing modestly.The decision to only include pictures of women in hijab is not an exclusionary or political one. Rather, it is our attempt to adhere to Islamic guidelines on dress. To that end, all of the outfits featured will include clothing that is not tight, sheer, or otherwise revealing… and they will all be topped off with a head-scarf.We hope that sisters will not find this offensive. And with all of the completely un-Islamic fashion magazines that many of us (Muslim women) buy, there shouldn’t be any problem with one magazine that focuses on the core principals of Islamic dress. And the ultimate goal is to please Allah.Thanks again, Zeynab.

  • Samira

    Assalaamualaikum-I think that Azizah is not a fashion magazine-whereas this magazine is solely for fashion. I can’t wait to get a copy!

  • Zeynab

    Waleykum salaam, Samira. You’re right! There are so few magazines for Muslim women that I always lump them together. The only other magazine that features fashions for Muslim women is Muslim Girl, but that might be a demographic that doesn’t interest you! It’s for younger women, probably about 15 – 26? And I don’t think it’s geared toward professional dressing, either, so Her Modesty might just fill a great niche!

  • Anonymous

    I agree. Her Modesty is a fashion magazine with a little lifestyle issues thrown in while Azzizah and Muslim Girl are sort of lifestyle magazines with 1 or 2 fashion bits thrown in. Muslim Girl is actually stated as being for 12-19 year olds… I’m not sure if you’ve ever picked up a copy of Muslim Girl, but with articles on Harry Potter, it’s definitely not geared to the 20-something Muslimah.

  • SolShine7

    Cool. Sounds interesting. I’m a Christian but I enjoy modest yet trendy clothes. http://solshine7.blogspot.com

  • atiyah

    ASA, how do i subsribe to this magazine