Tuesday, December 06, 2011
As in all aspects of life, Islam also gives guidance about clothing for Muslims. Although Islam does not prescribe any special style or type of dress or clothing, it stresses on the principles of modesty and decency. Islamic law prohibits people from displaying wealth and beauty, and encourages the maintenance a standard of decorum, dignity and modesty. For women, the full body should be covered, particularly the bosom, although they can leave their face/eyes and hand uncovered. For men the body should be covered from the navel to the knee.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Islamic tradition calls for clothes that retain the modesty of the woman. Thus, clothes that cover a woman's body from head to toe are preferred by Muslim women. Traditionally, Muslim women have worn plain and dark colored, long, loose garments accompanied by a head scarf so that only their face, or in some cases only the eyes, are visible. However, over the years, the urge to become fashionable without compromising on their modesty has made Muslim women demand stylish clothing. Fashion Designers from across the world have responded and designed Islamic clothes that are stylish, have a western look and yet conform to the Islamic tradition and customs.
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011
The question of whether Islamic clothes are too conservative or not is being hotly debated in the western world. One section of the population feels that these clothes represent the cultural heritage of the wearers and are a means of expressing ethnic and religious identity. They say that in situations where people are in foreign countries, clothes are a way of maintaining a distinct identity amongst the natives of that country. The other section of the population says that even modern Muslim clothes are not to be worn too often because these clothes stand for a way of life that is not compatible with some of the tenets that are held to be sacrosanct in the western world.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Brand names and famous designers have been an important part of the fashion industry of the west for a number of years, but all the major brand names offer only western outfits and not target the millions of Middle Eastern and other Muslim Asian countries, where women are equally brand conscious, but cannot benefit from the big labels due to the restrictions in dressing that are implied by Islam. The long flowing jilbabs and hijabs to cover the heads were initially only available by large retailers catering to the masses. Jilbabs are long robes and are used as outer garment. They come with separate arms that are stitched to the body of the cloth.
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