Friday, January 29, 2010

What Muslim women wear !

Many people think , that Muslim women who cover themselves do not care how they look like ,or they don't care about fashion and they don't know how to dress or how to look beautiful ..Most misconception is that Muslim women are forced to cover their bodies ,because men force them to do so ..
Well ,we all know that it is not truth .We all know that we look beautiful and care about our bodies ,about our personality ,our dignity and our respect ,that's why we cover .We conceal our bodies from the eyes of the strangers .We keep our beauty for our husbands .
As we know there is nothing wrong in dressing up and buying beautiful clothing ,but we should not go to extremes and be excessive .
So what do you wear at home or for women's only occasions?
I think many of us prefer Maxi dresses,but as for me I only wear them under my Jilbab or abaya
I wear cardigan on the top of mine ,or if its in the summer I wear abaya on the top of maxi dress and I take cardigan with me ,in case I go visit someone and have to take my abaya off...

You can find these cardigans

Pink palm print dress £40 Dorothy Perkins, Tribal maxi dress £55 Oasis, Yellow paisley dress £75 Warehouse, Red and black printed dress £45

I also prefer wearing pants and long tunics if going to someone's house for women's only gatherings.

Of course if its summer I wear tunics with shorter sleeves,or light blouses  under my abaya,

I also wear skirts most of the time with tunics or blouses ..
Here are some beautiful skirts on this web site
If I'm attending special occasion like a wedding and if its separated ,means no men around ,women only .
I wear some fancy salwar kameez ,jewelry and etc..
I know a lot of Muslim women who  love to dress up and its ok to wear something very beautiful on this occasions ..

I love wearing jewelry ,especially big ,huge earrings and bracelets 

It also depends on the background of a person.
Muslims from different parts of the world have their own traditions and clothing preferences.
Also caftans are very common as a special occasion dress.


And of course at home and in front of their husbands Muslim women allowed to wear anything they want and Muslim woman has to look as best as she can in front of her husband.We are encouraged to wear most beautiful clothes ,make up ,perfume ,jewelry everything to beautify yourself for your husband .
This is the world of Muslim women ...
She makes herself beautiful for her husband by means of make-up, clothing, etc., so that she will appear more beautiful and attractive, and thus make her husband happy. This was the practice of the righteous women of the salaf, who used to devote their time to worshipping Allah and reading Qur’aan. Foremost among them were ‘A’ishah (May Allah be pleased with her) and others; they used to wear fine clothes and jeweler at home.
It is one of the teachings of Islam that a woman should make herself look beautiful for her husband, so that her husband should only ever see of her that which he likes. 
Please leave your comments ! What do you like to wear for special occasions or for women's gatherings or special occasions ?

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Monday, January 25, 2010

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

French burka ban looms

For several months a parliamentary commission in France has been investigating whether the burka or the niqab (the full veil) should be banned. They are due to report next Tuesday, 26 January. It is now clear that they will say that the burka "should be prohibited on the territory of the Republic".
In an interview with today's Le Figaro, the president of the commission, Andre Gerin, said that "the ban on the burka will be absolute" in public places.
Now this will have the force of an opinion, but it will be the first step towards putting a law in place. A great many deputies in the parliament clearly want this to be followed by a law. Nothing will happen quickly and certainly not before the French regional elections in March. There will also be an intense debate as to what the legislation should include and how to avoid it clashing with human rights laws.
I spoke with Jean-Francois Cope, the head of the parliamentary group for the UMP (the governing party) and he said that this was mostly about women's rights. "We think in our country", he told me, "that the face is a way of recognising and respecting each other". The veil, he went on, isn't the point. It is the covering of the face that we object to.
Now Mr Cope has already talked of fining those who break the law. Others like Xavier Bertrand have gone further in suggesting niqab wearers should not acquire French nationality. In his view the full veil is "simply a prison for women who wear it".
The deputies, who support the ban, say that many Muslims confirm that nothing in Islam requires women to wear the full veil. Only about 1900 women in France wear it.
It is difficult to isolate where this push for banning the burka comes from. Mr Cope said it had the support of 74% of French people. What people say is that as Muslims have become more visible across Europe, there is a concern that they are pushing a separate identity that would lead to parallel, not integrated, communities.
One academic I spoke to said that liberals had not expected, in backing multiculturalism, that newcomers would arrive and live apart from the society they had joined. President Sarkozy has spoken of "this feeling of sharing less and less a common culture, a common imagination and a common morality". In his view, becoming French means "adhering to a form of civilisation, values and behaviour".
Tomorrow I will write on the view from behind the niqab and how women who wear it may react to legislation if it comes.

Please share your views and comments !!!
I personally disagree with legislation .
France is supposed to be called Free country .
People can walk half naked ,following the so called Fashion ,but when a woman is walking covered ,then it is considered a threat.Where is logic here and what kind of free country it is?