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Ramadan Kareem! Check Out 6 Muslimah Bloggers You’ll Love | Fatimah Gimsay



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Ramadan Kareem.

The month of fasting officially commenced on Saturday 28th June 2014, and is the 9th month on the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims set out to achieve various tasks in honour of their faith including reading the entire Qu’ ran, attending special services or night prayers at the mosque or volunteering for particular causes.

Muslimah blogger Fatimah Gimsay of CraftyGimsay, is letting you in on 6 of her favourite Muslim bloggers you need to check out. In her feature, she briefly describes them and tells us what she loves most about their styles of blogging. From fashionistas to multi-taskers, here they are.



It is an awesome feeling to go through the YouTube pages and blogs by my fellow Muslim sisters. It is an opportunity to learn from them and explore their different styles of blogging. They share many inspiring aspects of being a Muslimah – like fashion tips, Hijab styles, makeup and many more and I am here to share them with you.

Wearing the Hijab is part of my personal and everyday life, so finding ladies that inspire and connect with me is something very exciting. So I want to share my top 6 Muslimah bloggers with beautiful styles and blogs everyone can enjoy.

Basma K

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Somalian Basma Kahie is definitely among those who rule the Muslim blog-o-sphere with her doll like beauty and style.

She is a Hijab stylist and makeup artist – a craft that has made her Hijab styles famous and widely sought after. She even recently launched her own line of scarves among other fashion pieces. With over 84 thousand Followers on Instagram, her style is gorgeous yet modest.

Often called the Muslim Barbie, Basma is your typical classy Muslimah.

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You can check out more on her style here: or Follow her on Instagram: @Basma_K

Hajia Belle

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Teslima Yusuf popularly known as Hajia Belle is indeed a beauty to behold. The Nigerian beauty is one gorgeous wife and mother who isn’t afraid to remain stylish.

I first discovered her on Bella Naija’s My Style and was so glad to finally see a Nigerian Muslimah experiment with her outfit, because to be honest, she is one of the first Nigerian Muslim women I’ve seen that isn’t afraid to try new styles along with her Hijabs.

Her daily posts range from her amazing skirt outfits to her work on beautifying other women.

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You can Follow her on Instagram here: @Hajia_Belle


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Nabila is an Algerian/Russian Muslimah based in England. She is a fashion student, Hijabi YouTube guru, stylist, blogger, model & fashion designer.

She is subtle and gentle with her video presentations yet she creates beautiful styles. It is so hard to choose a favourite style from her because she looks lovely in every outfit featured on her blog and which might just makes you jealous (but in a healthy way :)).

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You can find her here: | Watch her on Youtube:

Dina Tokio

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Born Dina Torkia, she is a British Muslimah that is a Hijab stylist and a vintage enthusiast.

Her style is a mix of modern day fashion and a dash of vintage. She keeps it simple, covered but still stylish. Dina is very playful and loves mixing colours and patterns a lot in most of her styles.

I love how she isn’t afraid to try new things – especially her take on vintage styles. Plus she goofs around a lot which is fun and a great explanation for her over 242 thousand Followers on Instagram.

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You can find her here: | Follow her on Instagram: @dinatokio


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Haneefah Adam also known as MuslimaHanie is a chef, artist, designer and Hijab stylist.

You literally have to catch your breath listing everything she does because she is an all-rounder that is not afraid to try anything. She has a great and skillful way of presenting her meals and her drawings will make you happy because of her quirky skills of using coins, fruits and grains.

She is someone you definitely want to check out.

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You can find her here:

CraftyGimsay by Fatimah Gimsay

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I had to add myself too!

Craftty Gimsay is a relatively new blog with a strong love for food, photography and religion. These are all interests of mine so I decided to merge it all in one blog with my Instagram page.

I noticed the low number of women of colour in the Islamic blog-o-sphere so I decided to start my own blog instead of complaining. It can be randomly awesome so do check it out.

You can find me here:

Check for me here: | Follow her me on Instagram: @craftygimsay

We hope you enjoy check out their pages and may your month of Ramadan be a peaceful one.

Photo Credit: @Basma_K (Instagram) | @Hajia_Belle | (Instagram) |  |


  1. i no send

    June 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    really lovely and refreshen style but why do some just cover with black totally and look one kind …is it a different sect?

    • Opinion

      July 1, 2014 at 2:34 am

      To each his own….people are different regardless of being in the same religion, race, creed or tribe. It’s not rocket science…that is why it is good to expose oneself to diversity in order to erase stereotypes….and some of those wearing black totally will see you and think you’re one kind as well, such is life…live and let live….nice pictures but being a hijabi is really about modesty. And whilst it’s ok to be fashionable, one should not get carried away in a bid to keep up with the joneses. Pleasing God and not man is what matters most… long as intentions are pure, it’s all good.

    • deejahgreen

      February 10, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      may Allah reward just said all that i want to say.

    • Ayeina

      April 12, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Black helps actually. it lets you wear anything you want to wear beneath the layer. if you choose lighter layers then you probably have to choose the inner layers very carefully. You can’t wear no tank tops and knickers beneath then 😀 so black lets you wear anything you want to wear for yourself or for your husband you know. you don’t have to change your whole dress when stepping outside home alhamdulillah the ease it brings 😀

  2. Amh

    June 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Beautiful women.

  3. Posh

    June 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks Bella. Its good to know u reach out to Muslims too especially with all the negativity surrounding our religion lately. Thanks again. Ramadan Kareem

    • Fatimah Gimsay

      June 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      True, more reason why I really wanted to do the article, thank you and Ramadan Mubarak x

  4. sibo

    June 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Wow! Great job Bella for shading light on these beautiful aspiring women. This goes to show you that you don’t have to be naked to be beautiful! Great job. What a breath of fresh air!

  5. Temitope

    June 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    They are cute.

  6. jcsgrl

    June 30, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Wow I’m loving these hijab styles and would love to explore wearing. Is it ok to wear them as a fashion piece if you are non-muslim?

    • Ada Nnewi

      June 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Was wondering same as well…basma k makes me want to cover up from head to toe…

    • Fatimah Gimsay

      June 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Sure you can try it on and thanks for liking it!!!

    • whatever

      June 30, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Why not? Is it not a free world? Ooops i guess not, before they put a fawah on your head

    • mo

      July 1, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Very funny *smh* (•_•)

    • Spoiler

      July 2, 2014 at 2:01 am

      @ whatever your comment is very unnecessary and says a lot about the kind of person you are. I’m ashamed for you…..please progressives and peacefuls skip this comment if u can . One love to all races, religions and tribes

  7. Zedzed

    June 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    @jcsgrl of course it is okay to wear them as a fashion piece


    June 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Wow these women are beautiful especially Basimah K, shame her website is down though.

  9. Felinda1

    June 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    So beautiful, as a full blow christian, this is the ONE thing i admire about Moslems. Their ladies dress so descent – they cover up well and so damn gorgeous.

    But i got confused one day last week though, I was at the Mac counter in Phipps Plaza (Atlanta) and saw two gorgeous eyes ladies in Full Burka buying a whole bag full of Mac Make up and i couldnt help it – i had to go hide somewhere and laugh, because am wondering, we can only see your eyes so why the two full whole big bags of Mac. Oh well maybe there were mascaras

    after shoppping and on my way home i kept laughing cos it seems real funny like what exactly was that in that two full bags of mac, Could it all be mascaras or what. No one will ever see but your eyes.

    I still admire them though.

    • Coco banana

      June 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      You don’t know their story so don’t laugh. What if they are make up artists or just enjoy wearing make up for themselves and no one else.

    • hawwah

      June 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      You know they don’t wear the burka 24/7. Besides I think it’s a niqab. Yu can’t see the eyes of a person who has a burka on. They probably put on makeup for their husbands or themselves at home

    • Nadia

      July 1, 2014 at 8:56 am

      So the 1 st thing u have to remember u only need to veil infront of non related men. So they maybe married women who want to beautify themselves for their husband or more importantly you know what women care most about is what other women think , and u don’t veil infront of other women . It is ironic I ve been asked by a white person before why I bother to wear make up since if does ” not show” on dark skin..

    • LadyR

      July 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      You should see them at home with their family, they dont cover up at home

    • TexasHausaGirl

      July 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Tjeu can remove their Niqabs and show their beauty to their husbands, or they can wear it in all SISTERS parties or weddings. You will be shocked the beauty of women under the Niqab.

    • falkebyaisha

      July 1, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      oh but we make up to all women parties. and of course our husbands. the arabs wear the most makeup in the world but they cover.

    • abeeee

      July 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

      That’s like wondering what women (who are not lingerie models) in a lingerie shop are buying lingerie for.
      Some people dress for men, some for work, some for fashion, some for the whole world. And btw they could be make up artists or awon ‘buy and sell’.

  10. Stephanie-feld

    June 30, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    It’s nice to see these young ladies get featured on BN. I have been following Basma Kahie, Nabila and Dina Torkia’s blogs for a very long while and I absolutely love their blogs.
    There is this other amazing British Muslim girl of Indian descent I follow: Amenakin. She has a YouTube channel (Amenakin) and a blog ( She makes amazing hijabs, hoojabs, jalabiyas and scarves.
    Although, I am not a Muslim or belong to any religious sect; I have gotten some hoojabs and scarves from her. I tweak them a bit and use them as winter neck wraps or winter head covers.
    — This just shows you can be covered and still look smashing hot.

  11. Deshola

    June 30, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Awesome fashion bloggers. Thanks bellanaija for showing these amazing ladies. Muslims are cool people, am happy to be a muslim

  12. dee

    June 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Yay! Thanks!!

  13. Aminah

    June 30, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks so Much BN! I’m so Loving this! Ramadan Mubarak to Brothers and sisters in Islam.

  14. iba

    July 1, 2014 at 12:44 am

    The first lady is really a real barbie. Sooooooooooo pretty

  15. Kubrat7

    July 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    These women inspire me a lot, especially HajiaBelle follow her on IG…drop dead gorgeous. Ramadan Mubaraq to my fellow Muslim Brothers and Sisters.

  16. lawal

    July 1, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    May Allah increase your Iman.

  17. Amina

    July 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Hahahahaha as soon as I saw the title of this post I was like Basma and Dina Tokio better be here and they were. I’m such a huge fan and they are inspirations to Muslimahs put there. Alhamdulilah.

  18. Temi

    July 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Maash”Allah. Thanks for sharing this, Bella Naija!

  19. mary omotoyinbo

    July 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Wow!!! so nice


    July 3, 2014 at 12:28 am

    So nice and inspiring!

  21. Andrew

    July 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Wow! Wow! I had to comment for @muslimahanie. Is her real name Hanifa Adams? And did she grow up in Ilorin, Kwara State? All my people are reaching the top o. Andrew, no time again, accelerate your hustle.

  22. Nazira

    December 16, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Thanks for sharing, I’m familiar with Dina Tokio, Nabiilabee and Basma K, but didn’t know about the other lovely bloggers. Can’t wait to check out their blogs too.

  23. Adiba Khan

    April 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Wow, great hijab styles. And not only do Muslim Women are preferring these hijab styles, women of different religion and culture also follows the latest hijab trends as a fashion piece.

  24. khadija

    May 12, 2015 at 11:05 am
    A video on fasting & eid! please watch and share!
    Share as much as you can! & subscribe to

  25. kamoru

    June 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful with a decent dressing in Islamic way .

  26. kamoru

    June 22, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Beautiful with a decent dressing in Islamic way .

  27. hijab

    October 19, 2016 at 1:54 am

    beautiful… good article… well done…. please write a lot about hijab fashion and tutorial

  28. Billikis

    January 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    nice post

  29. ummu kulthum

    September 3, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Inspired by clothes and ornaments so I would like to doing the same thank you

  30. Modupesalmat

    February 5, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Thanks Bella for sharing this lovely post

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