Wednesday, March 10, 2010

There is no such thing as "Islamic" clothing

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In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم
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There is either modest or immodest clothing, tight or loose, comfortable or uncomfortable but nothing per se "Islamic." Clothing may conform to the Islamic code of morality and hijab but that is about it. When the Prophet (saw) came with revelation he didn't bring a new set of clothing with him, never before worn by a previous people. Rather, from my weak understanding, they took from the clothing that was readily available and wore it modestly.

I think you can dress modestly and still abide by the rules of hijab by simply wearing loose and modest clothing and by matching your actions to the rules as well. I am getting tired of people trying to figure out my identity. I DO NOT HAVE AN IDENTITY CRISIS!

I know I am a Muslim who loves her niqab and wears whatever is available to her that is still hijab. I am not Arab, Arab wannabe, Asian or Asian wannabe. So get off that already! Because I don't think any one race or country has a patent on their national garb. If I like it, I wear it. If you can't handle that then that is your hang ups you are trying to pin on the rest of us.

I can't remember where I read it but it said that we are a reflection of others. The very thing you hate in the person in front of you is the very thing you hate in yourself but you are in denial. So if you insist I have an identity issue than all you are really admitting is YOU don't know who the heck you are.

Because I know EXACTLY who I am.

أشهد أن لا إله إلاَّ الله و أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله
ʾašhadu ʾan laa ilāha illa (A)llāh, wa ʾašhadu ʾanna Muḥammada(n) rasūlo (A)llāh


Examples of clothing
Abaya


Skirt


Tunic


Pants




2 comments:

R2theM said...

I totally agree. I just wish more people could read this post.

AND I LOVE THOSE PANTS OMGOMGOMG#$&*@$#(@! (The purple ones!)

.::Tuttie::. said...

yeah. it was a jumbled rant but I had to get it out of my system.