Tuesday, December 05, 2006

What Is a Jilbab and Where Do You Buy Them?

So you have a presentation coming up or a play production or perhaps you're a Muslim immigrant bringing their religion with them and you want to be able to buy your clothing the same as you did back home. After all, there aren't really many places that sell the jilbab - so what's an immigrant to do? How exactly do you go about retaining your religious beliefs while at the same time wearing the clothes that you always have?

First of all, there is the whole discussion as to what a jilbab is-after all, if you don't know, it can be quite confusing. However, the term is more of a generalized thing. Kind of like hat is in any country-hat could mean anything from fedora to a beanie to a skullcap. The same goes for the jilbab-it could mean any type of head-covering for a Muslim woman.

This includes the hijab, which is a very comfortable, usually quite decorative head covering. This is worn outside of the house and pretty much anywhere else that you can think of in the company of men that are not strictly family members.

These head coverings are not plain and as a matter of fact can come in a wide variety of colors. You could have several head coverings as well, if you really wanted to. There are loads of patterns as well, from geometric patterns to more intricate patterns.

Then there is the task of actually finding and buying your head cover. You may find that it's a harder task than you may have previously thought-but as a matter of fact, you can find a head covering in quite a few places.

First of all, you could look at your local stores. This can take a while and if you don't know what to look for, you may find yourself searching for hours and hours. Or you may find that your local stores don't sell them unless you live in an area with a large Muslim community and so you have to either search for a specialty shop, go to a tailor, or make one yourself.

Which brings us to another option-the tailor or making one yourself. A jilbab is essentially just a scarf or other piece of material made into a head cover-but it's not as easy as it looks. If you're new to the US, then you may find yourself working far too much to have the time to create one anyways. Not to mention that is really is a bit much to buy one from a tailor, especially if you don't know how much it will end up costing you.

Then there is the last and best option-ordering online. It's quick and easy to order your head coverings-and best of all, they don't cost a whole arm and a leg. That's pretty amazing! The last thing that anyone has to waste in this day and age is money, and luckily you can buy your Islamic clothing online for cheap and wonderful prices!

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