The One on Selfies and OOTDs

Alia Abdullah


On Sunday, my friend Aida asked me what I think of the rising number of very young girls being “IG celebrities”. She defined an IG celebrity as “one who has amassed a huge following on the platform and one that has successfully grown a community of fans”. Aida’s timing was impeccable. I had just spoken to Mama about it merely an hour before. Ma shaa Allah.

My immediate response was that I find it worrying.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t wish to shame anyone. Trust me when I say that I do not, in any way, look down on girls who constantly post OOTDs and selfies on their Instagram.

How can I, when I was once that girl too?

About a year ago, I made the decision to wear the hijab. Alhamdulillah, I had mustered the courage because I wanted to draw closer to Allah. Subhanallah, I can’t even begin…

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