Monday, February 28, 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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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Traditionally Muslims have always kept their women behind covers in public. The women are not allowed to show their skin in public and they are obliged to cover themselves up from head to toe barring only their feet and palms. You can easily identify a Muslim woman in a heavy crowd. Traditional Muslim wear include abayas, hijab, and jilbabs. Such clothes cover women entirely, sometimes not even the faces can be seen, and you are left to wonder what beauty is hidden behind the veils.
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Monday, February 21, 2011
Wearing a Jilbab or Abaya isn't easy for a Muslim woman, especially in the West due to the stares and verbal abuse that they sometimes have to suffer. It is also hard for those women who decide to start practicing Islam and start wearing the Jilbab, whilst the rest of their family wear western clothing, as they are usually ridiculed or even asked not wear such clothing that some class as backwards.
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Friday, February 18, 2011
The Jilbab is a very common sight throughout the Middle East and the Muslim world, yet for a very long time it has remained an object of mystery and is much debated in the west. Over the decades due to a strong influx of Muslims it has become a common sight on the streets of some western capitals. Jilbabs tend to be long robes which are used as an outer garment to cover the clothes which are worn in the privacy of the home with family or in all female gatherings.
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