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Quote flameburns623 Replybullet Topic: Islamic Clothing?
    Posted: 07 October 2008 at 4:58pm
Hi, Folks!
 
I'm planning on dressing as a Muslim for Hallowe'en. (No, not as a terrorist, just as someone from an Islamic country). I've found sites for a dishdasha and a Jalabiya. Apparently, the dishdasha is something of an undergarment (although it can be worn as outerwear around the house); and the Jalabiya is worn as outerwear in public. Yes? No?
 
Anyhow--how long should these garments be? I'm 6'00", and it looks as if my shoulder height is about 58" to 60". Should the garments be worn all the way down to the ankle, 'breaking' at the foot? Or should they be slightly longer, brushing the ground. (I am assuming they aren't properly worn short enough to expose the ankle or the calf?) I've only seen these garments on TV so sorry--I just don't know what they're supposed to look like.
 
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Quote JihadX Replybullet Posted: 07 October 2008 at 5:39pm
As Salamu Alaikum!!
I am doing the same but I am indeed Muslim. I will wear my Dishasha and Keffiyeh in school. With all the hatred for muslims in the west it will be sort of an disguise because everyone will be dresing different. I wear dishasha now on weekends and whenever i go to Masjid. I think wearing it in school will be fun. I am also 6'0 and I wear it to the ankle. i know that this is acceptable. If you are not muslim i think that you shouldn't over do it because it makes me angry to see a christian or an individual of another religion wearing keffiyeh especially.
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Quote flameburns623 Replybullet Posted: 07 October 2008 at 8:17pm
Here are the items I'm thinking of getting, just so that you know what I mean when I refer to 'Islamic clothing':
 
 

 
 
Hope that clarifies things. As I say, these are just intended as a Hallowe'en outfit, to go along with the 'Islamic' hat ( a round thing with a flat top--don't know what it is called, sorry) that I bought in a thrift store for .75 cents
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Quote Israfil Replybullet Posted: 07 October 2008 at 8:57pm
Is this a joke?
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Quote flameburns623 Replybullet Posted: 07 October 2008 at 9:02pm
No.
 
Why would you think it was?
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Quote Chrysalis Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2008 at 9:04am
Originally posted by JihadX

As Salamu Alaikum!!
 If you are not muslim i think that you shouldn't over do it because it makes me angry to see a christian or an individual of another religion wearing keffiyeh especially.
 
Why? Why should that make you angry? Perhaps because you want to be different, and the only one doing so? Do you own the islamic dress code? Btw, the clothes u describe are culturally/traditionally arabic. An Indian sherwani, or Pakistani shalwar qameez can be just as 'islamic'.
 
I would be happy to see a non-muslim sister wear a hijab, even if shes 'trying' it out. How do you know if perhaps looking into and trying 'islamic' clothing might actually be a stepping stone towards faith?
 
One should not say things like that. Rather, if your classmates are interested in your clothing, no harm in telling them about it and reccommending it . . . Muslims are supposed to be easy-going, friendly ppl. And we dont 'own' islam . . .everyone has a right to benefit from it, try it out.
 
As long as nobody is using Islamic symbols (such as dress) to malign Islam, or make fun of it, etc - no harm in anyone trying it.
 
Sorry if I sounded rude/harsh . . .I didnt mean to. Just wanted to make a point.
 
 
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Quote Gulliver Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2008 at 10:46am

I think they're teens. Par for the course.

I thought taking part in pagan festivals was haram.  I think he/she gets angry 'cause it might seem like mockery of something precious to him/her. Understandable to a degree.

Samhain is an old Celtic festival. So you're all gonna burn in hell for even thinking to celebrate it ;-)

The town were I live has had one of the biggest Halloween celebrations in Europe for about ten years. I dress up as a hen and lay eggs.  The mind boggles.  LOL ;-)

 

http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/a/Samhain.htm

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Quote Chrysalis Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2008 at 10:50am
Yes, Thanks for pointing that out Gulliver . . . Halloween is a pagan festival that both Muslims and Christians alike should not be celebrating.
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