Why wearing a hijab in the east is important

Eid means different things to different people and families, but most will agree that giving a small gift is an important part of the celebrations. If you are a non-Muslim buying a gift for a Muslim family, you might be confused about what makes an acceptable gift on this special occasion. Here, we have three great tips to help you find a perfect and inspirational gift for friends and family at the special time of year which is Eid.

  1. For a Muslim woman who chooses to wear one, a headscarf is a wonderful gift. You can find many Chiffon Hijabs for sale online or in specialist stores, and the choice available is amazing. There are all different shapes and styles, so there’s sure to be something to suit everyone’s tastes. Therefore, it makes a great gift as you can find something personal and unique, to really fit your friend or family member’s tastes. Also, if you are a non-Muslim, this is something easy to buy which will always be appreciated. A hijab will be used every day, and not put at the back of the cupboard and forgotten about.
  2. Another great idea for an Eid gift is a gift basket filled with things the recipient loves. This can be anything you choose, or you can mix and match different types of gift, such as beauty products, foods or items for the home. If you are a non-Muslim, be sure to check that anything you wish to put in the basket is suitable for a practicing Muslim – some things may contain ingredients which are not considered halal. If in doubt, it is best to check with the person who will be receiving the gift. Some are stricter than others about following these rules, so what is acceptable to one person may not be to another.
  3. An educational gift is great for children at Eid. You could choose something like an Islamic colouring book for younger children, or a book which attempts to answer some questions children commonly ask about religion. You could also choose something related to their favourite interests or hobbies. Whilst gift giving isn’t the most important part of Eid, usually babies and children always receive something. Something to help a child start praying is also a great gift at this time of year. You could choose a special children’s prayer mat with a nice design to make things fun.

Backpack vs. Luggage: what is better?

There are so many ways to travel these days and you have to follow luggage instructions for each different airline company or bus luggage limit. Wouldn’t it be easier to just pack a backpack every time? There are some pros and cons to this and I will share my experience with you. 

I personally prefer suitcases since I think it is much roomier and easier to pack more than it would originally hold. I am an expert at packing it in! However, you need to make sure your suitcase is not too big for cabin luggage or else you will need to check it in and that will cost so much more extra and extra inconvenience to pick it up. To be honest, you do need to make sure you have a small enough backpack to bring into the cabin but I have noticed that it is usually not as big of a deal and the plane attendants don’t bother with it as much. 

 tourist with luggage on a white background

Going back to my comment about space I believe that suitcases are much better for it. They have a hard-formed shape so you just need to fill it up with all your items. Backpacks, on the other hand are soft and sometimes shaped not very efficiently for packing. Every time I packed a backpack for traveling I always needed more room that it offered. I think bags are also not as big as suitcases unless you are using the big hiking rucksacks.  

In terms of small items, it is much better to use a bag since it has more pockets and compartments to carry small jewelry and other small items. While it might be a little more difficult to pack small items. It is possible to get a small box to put them all in there. 

Here is my take on travel bag, I hope you find the best fit for yourself using the information I have provided.