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Quote aleekhan41 Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2010 at 10:24am
The type of dressing Islam allows is that up till a certain limit of your body from ur knees to abdomen is covered and the dress wore inst up to complete fitting (For Males). Hope that answers your question.
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Quote amie3310 Replybullet Posted: 01 November 2010 at 9:04pm
I don't think that this is fair to woman by wearing abaya dress. Why Muslim should cover the face of their woman? Is there anything wrong to see each others faces? Is there any written in Quran to cover the face of the women?
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Quote Chrysalis Replybullet Posted: 02 November 2010 at 8:14pm
Hello Amie,

It is not compulsory for muslim women to cover their faces. The ones that cover their faces do so for a number of reasons, some of which are personal choice (because that is their interpretation of modest covering). Some want to go that extra mile to cover up. Others do so because it is cultural.

No there is nothing wrong with seeing each others faces. In Islam the only thing that is discouraged is for men & women to lustfully gaze at each other, or "check each other out". As long as that modest aspect is taken care of, there is no restriction on men & women interacting on a normal, day-t-day basis within the realms of modesty.

Also, muslim men don't cover the face of their women, it is usually the girl's own personal choice. I observe the Hijab - and nobody forced me. Not all women in my family observe/wear Hijab.

Again, 'abaya dress' is not compulsory. It is simply a form of clothing. Muslim women may wear anything as long as it fits the islamic criteria. That could be a burqa, skirt, shalwar-kameez, OR abaya. Again - the realms of modesty differ from culture to culture, and country to country. As long as we meet the basic universal laws of Islam dresscode - there is NOTHING wrong with observing your local dresscode.

Why do you think its unfair for women to wear abayas? Just curious.








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Salam alaikkum

I am really fond of Islamic tradition, values and culture and very much adore them.  I too was looking for some information about the "modest" values on dressings and this topic turned out to be of great information.  Let me ask one doubt... regarding hair covering, is there any limitation on clothing colors?  Why I asked you is that I had seen only black and white cloths used for covering head and face.  Would you be kind enough to put some light on this?
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Quote Chrysalis Replybullet Posted: 05 November 2010 at 11:31am
Originally posted by dwebnov10

Let me ask one doubt... regarding hair covering, is there any limitation on clothing colors? Why I asked you is that I had seen only black and white cloths used for covering head and face. Would you be kind enough to put some light on this?


Wa'alaikum salaam dewbnov,

No there is no such limitation on clothing colors for women. They can wear any color they like. Women choose black/white more for practical reasons. A black/white Hijab will go with any dress. Black is also preferred because it doesnt get dirty too quickly. (well it probably does, but it doesnt show...lol)

Another reason is cultural. In some places women will prefer a black outer covering... it may be because they think Black is not a very catchy/alluring color (again, thier interpretation of modesty) And ofcourse the universal reason why females like black clothing! Its smart & elegant :).

In places like Turkey, Malaysia etc women prefer wearing bright colors and you will not notice black to be as common. So it depends really...

However there is no such restriction in Islam.
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