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« on: Oct 30, 2013 01:35 PM »


Hmmm tell the truth ladies... would u work out to this??

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'Covering up shouldn't mean flabby arms and love handles': Muslim woman launches fitness DVD to inspire others with 'religious obligations'




A new fitness DVD geared towards Muslim women features an instructor wearing a hijab, long-sleeved top and pants instead of the usual two-piece gym kit.

The video, called Nadoona Extreme, was the brainchild of Nadine Abu Jubara from Orlando, Florida, who states on her website that modesty is no excuse to neglect the body and 'long sleeves and flowing tops shouldn’t mean flabby arms and love handles.'

She enlisted the help of longtime personal trainer, Zainab Ismail, to create a workout for people to stay fit while 'fulfilling moral and religious obligations' by keeping their heads and bodies covered

Continued: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2478440/Muslim-woman-launches-fitness-DVD-inspire-religious-obligations.html#ixzz2jCxnaSlg


Better article is here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10400265/Praise-Allah-while-you-burn-fat-Cue-the-first-Islamic-fitness-DVD-for-women.html
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2013 03:02 PM »

Muslim women don't need a different type of workout.

My sisters & I've been doing workouts for years; swimming/Zumba/Pilates/yoga/belly dancing.

As Muslim women we cover ourselves, we're not anatomically different from regular women, don't need a Muslim specific workout, that's what makes the world think we have two heads.



This is just attention seeking for all the wrong reasons

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« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2013 07:48 PM »

So, its an exclusive gym?  You can still workout within the confines of your home. But there are those who still believe a work out is not really a work out unless you have done it at a gym.

I agree that there is no excuse to let yourself 'go' just because you are covered.

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If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 30, 2013 08:47 PM »

Mmm, maybe they mean that muslim women dont want to have to look at all the trainers bits hanging all over and her awrah uncovered? So this way you can follow along with the trainer and not have to worry about having to see things you'd rather not?

In some gyms we would not be allowed to work out covered as we are...they say your scarf is a danger, may get caught in the machinery, like the treadmill (try imagining that!?) and you can die from overheating, hehehe.

I dont have the self motivation to exercise with a tape/cd, so would be a waste of money for me.

Like the pic of the sisters in pink, my favourite colours...am starting a pilates class next week, will let you know how it is. Was inspired by JO (sank you sis)...

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 30, 2013 11:12 PM »

We have gyms for women only, most women don't mind uncovering a little during their workout in a women only environment.

This is for a DVD, which I think is unecessary, yes health is essential, but a DVD specifically for Muslim women, why can't we use the same DVD's that are available for all women, thats what is annoying me. It makes it look like we are so different from every other woman on the planet.


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« Reply #5 on: Oct 31, 2013 03:51 AM »

Its the trend as well commercialism. Since designers, manufacturers, etc., - the Non-Muslim ones - as wells as Muslims - are all jumping into the over looked Muslim market, someone has to come up with a new thing that will capture the inerest the target consumers.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 26, 2013 01:22 PM »

But i'm assuming their target audience is muslim women, and I don't have kids but I would definitely feel more comfortable playing such a dvd in comparison to the mainstream fitness ones with kids/family in the background.

Either way it's a muslim initiative and even though I probably will not jump onto this bandwagon I like knowing that there is a more conservative/hijabi option out there in the market....heck I'll probably get a DVD just to show my support...
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 28, 2013 10:49 AM »

It can be an excellent activity for Muslim working-women as well as for Muslim women which are housewives or not. As getting better health and fitness facilities is the right of every women like men whether she is follower of Islam or not.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 28, 2013 12:11 PM »

anisafatima, what's your point?

And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. Surah 2  Verse 186
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