Steal Her Look: Dancing Emoji
Marchesa silk gazar gown ($6,950)
Casadei pumps ($1,300)
Ok I know its a joke and I shouldnt be questioning but that expensive dress doesnt have straps whereas the emoji girl is wearing a dress with straps
HP Goblet of Fire Headcanon: Beauxbatons was primarily a Muslim wizarding school.
(and yes I know the horses drink whisky, which is not exactly halal, sshhh)
This is actually a really probable and possible headcanon, and not just because of the highlighted lines. For those of you who don’t know - during the ever-lovely age of Imperialism, when Western Europe invaded other countries for shits and giggles, and the sun never set on the British Empire, France invaded Northern Africa.
Nowadays, it’s called the Maghreb, and it is comprised of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and declares French to be an official language. It is an area in which Islam is the official, and most popular religion, and an area from which the majority of France’s immigrant population is drawn.
While it is entirely likely that the countries of the Maghreb have their own schools, the immense, and growing population of French speaking, Muslim immigrants in from the Maghreb to France drastically increases the likelihood that even an upperclass school such as Beauxbatons would include a portion of students from that demographic. And I think that’s just really cool.
HEADCANON FUCKING ACCEPTED
Wait this doesn’t make sense. A muslim wizarding school? Thats like having a christian wizarding school. In islam magic is forbidden and extremely taboo. And there are prayers to protect against it. One of the ways to ‘aquire magic’ in islam is to consult the jinn which is like making a pact with a demon and needing an exorcism from it. It makes no sense having a religion based magic school with said religion forbids magic. Correct me if I’m wrong but it kind of sinks the ship.
I’m not sure how sold I am on the “primarily a muslim wizarding school” idea, but I’m sure that there would be a substantial amount of muggleborn Muslim kids at Beaxbatons. Like, some of their non-magic parents got all Dursleyish on them when they found out or kicked them out of the house or something, and Beaxubatons became a haven for those Muggleborn witches and wizards. Because, remember, in the Harry Potter universe, magic is genetic.
Right but still the fact that magic is more common than they think would completely destroy the foundation of their beliefs or they would live believing they are born evil. Or they would lose their faith. Thats the problem with monotheistic religions. Magic is evil and god is everything. If they cast magic purposefully they are commiting a major sin. Willingly doing it either means they threw their religion away or they like commiting a sin. This being said the school will have a lot of new found agnostics or islamic dark wizards. They would either believe they are possessed by djinn and try to remove it. You arent forced to go to a wizarding school. If they are islamic they will refuse if their faith is strong. If its not they will remove their beliefs in islam or as I said, accept their sins and it would become like a gateway drug.
Staying in a wizarding school while maintaining a strong monotheistic faith, especially islam, makes no sense.
However a story or novel revolving around muggleborn muslims going to the school would be interesting. Many would throw their faiths away for the facts of the wizarding world or they will become dark wizards. Viewing the sides of both would be pretty neat.
If they choose to remain good and islam and still attend then their viewpoints change and its not longer islam, its more of universal unitarianism with ideals and history of islamic beliefs.