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Muslim Women Should Dress This Way (Or That Way)06:48

Muslim Women Should Dress This Way (Or That Way)

Muslim Women Should Dress This Way (Or That Way).

Women's rights and public moralityEdit

Talat basari

Talat Basari in the 1960s. The Islamic revolution said women must cover there arms, legs and hair. Basically, according to the revolutionary law, she would have looked tarty and rude in this image.

Mother and Daughter at Bagh-e Jahan Garden - Shiraz - Western Iran (7426576284)

A modern Iranian woman in more appropriate clothing.

The Quran does not specify specific gender roles for women. In only a few instances are circumstances men and women notably different in the Qur'an. Passages that seem to affirm male authority over women are based on the Islamic understanding that men are responsible for the financial support of women. While the Qur'an allows a Muslim man to take up to four wives, it also insists on equal treatment for all. In most Islamic practice, gender roles manifest themselves, partially because men and women are sometimes allotted different rights and different cultural expectations. Islamic Women are often expected to be obedient and loyal wives and later mothers, staying within the family environment, while men are expected to be protectors, bread winners and caretakers of the family.

Several passages of the Quran deal with acceptable dress for both men and women. Sura 24, Verses 30-31 states:

"And tell the believing men to lower their gaze and be modest. That is purer for them. Lo! Allah is aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to [those relatives who fall within bounds of close relationship explained in the Qur’an]..." Chapter 24, Verses 30-31

"O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters, and the believing women, to cover themselves with a loose garment. They will thus be recognised and no harm will come to them" [Qur'an 33:59]

“Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.” [Al-Qur’an 24:30]

“And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons…” [Al-Qur’an 24:31]

According to Qur’an and Sunnah People should were a 'hijab' and their clothes should be:

  1. The extent of covering obligatory on the male is to cover the body at least from the navel to the knees. For women, the extent of covering obligatory is to cover the complete body except the face and the hands up to the wrist.
  2. The clothes worn should be loose and should not reveal the figure.
  3. The clothes worn should not be transparent such that one can see through them.
  4. The clothes worn should not be so glamorous as to attract the opposite sex.
  5. The clothes worn should not resemble that of the opposite sex.
  6. The clothes worn should not resemble that of the unbelievers, i.e. they should not wear clothes that are specifically identities or symbols of the unbelievers’ religions.

The general moral conduct, behaviour, attitude, family life and intention of the individual are also regulated by this and related ideals.

Muslims can't drink alcohol or take hallucinogenic drugs and getting them intoxicated is considered evil. Gay/lesbian sex and fondling are also banned for being evil and perverted, especially for Muslims. Western youth culture is regarded as in poor taste.

Modern, drunken, sexed-up, Western, consumer driven, hedonistic, scantily clad, house parties are (as far as I know) seen as an abomination only available to non-believers.

Saudi abaya lawsEdit

The abaya is most common in countries with large Muslim populations. Some denominations of Islam consider the entire female body, except for the face and hands, awrah – that which should be concealed in public from males unrelated by blood or marriage.

Outside the few Arab states and Saudi Arabia, in nations with large Muslim populations, such as Indonesia and Pakistan, not everyone wears it. In Saudi Arabia, women are required to cover in public, and to use an abaya if they are not a viseting non-belive .

An interesting point on 1970's Morocco.Edit

Fiesse ofrixhaedje brotchetes tadjines

Morocco: Keugdo for his food great Fied. Preparing meals at the October 1978 Sheep Festival. Moroccans in various outfits in 1978.

The generation gap is apparent in the clothing. A 40-45 year old dressed prudish with a scarf, a 35-40 year old dressed prudish with out a scarf and a 20-25 year old dressed in 'rude and tarty' cloths and a bare head. The youngster is in theoretically facing trouble with god in the afterlife.

Women (as far as I know) should were a head scarf, baggy trousers or a long full skirt and a baggy top with long sleeves and no deep necklines. Both in private and in some urban settings things have got tighter and skimpier in recent times.

Bikinis, strappy tops, hot-pants and heavy make-up are defiantly forbidden and are considered immoral stuff that would only appeal to whores.

The clothesEdit

OverviewEdit

Vita in Bangladesh

A Western woman tourist in Bangladesh wearing a yellow churidar (tight, long trousers) and dupatta (scarf) with a green kameez (loose, long top) on the 9th of September, 2006 at 03:49:03. It is the popular clothing article in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kashmir, Hyderabad and non-Taliban parts of Afghanistan.

Femmes-Amish

Modesty in dress is a relative cultural concept, even in the West, as seen above in the dresses of Amish Christians women on an American beach in 2007. They are 'modest' in Islamic dress terms.

Tourists are welcomed from most places, but Israelis are not welcome in several nations and are viewed as both Palestine's and Iran's sworn enemy.

Women (as far as I know) should were a head scarf, baggy trousers and\or a full skirt, a baggy top with long sleeves and no deep necklines. In private and some urban settings things have got tighter and skimpier in recent time. Bikinis, strappy tops, hot-pants and heavy make-up are defiantly forbidden and are considered immoral stuff that would only appeal to whores.

It’s not intended to insult women to expect them to wear proper Islamic clothing, but religion and sexual restraint are a big issue in the region.

AdultsEdit

How to Dress in the Middle East02:11

How to Dress in the Middle East

How to Dress in the Middle East.

Some nations like Turkey and Lebanon are rather liberal and others like Saudi Arabia and ISIL are hard liners. If you are going to go into any mosques the rules are much more restrictive and you will have to cover both your whole body and all of your hair.

Trousers, skirts and tops should be loose fitting. There aren’t any footwear taboos. Women's shoulders and knees must covered. Generally most types of baggily shaped long sleeved t-shirts, non-revealing blouses, trousers and long skirts are OK. Heads are to be covered in mosques.

Bikinis, strappy tops, hot-pants and heavy make-up are defiantly forbidden and are considered immoral stuff that would only appeal to whores.

See-trough tights, vest tops, little-black-dresses, lycra shorts, boob-tubes and mini-skirts are regarded as very vulgar a only useful as underwear.

Short sleeves, short skirts, tight lycra leggings, ski-pants, halter-necked tops, gypsy-tops, tight jeans, shorts and plunging necklines are also considered too rude to be worn in public. 

Headscarfs are to be warn in mosques and more severe nations. Covering your head is not necessary in most countries outside of the mosques, but a hat or cap is the best thing to were on a hot or sunny day to help protect your head.

Women should take note of this both out of respect to the local sensitivities, in order to avoid sticking out any more than they already do so as to avoid any remarks that such inappropriate dress might provoke.

KidsEdit

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How to Pack for Traveling Kids

How to Pack for Traveling Kids.

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Generally most types of baggy short sleeved t-shirts, non-revealing blouses, trousers and long skirts are OK. Heads may be covered in mosques. Hats and caps should be worn on hot and sunny days to protect there heads.

Law enforcementEdit

Traffic police regulate Iran's dress code-002:14

Traffic police regulate Iran's dress code-0

Traffic police regulate Iran's dress code.

The Islamic religious police (Arabic: مطوع‎‎ muṭawwiʿ, plural مطوعون muṭawwiʿūn – derived from classical Arabic: mutaṭawwiʿa/muṭṭawwiʿa) is the official vice squad of some Islamic states, who on behalf of the state, enforces Sharia law in respect to religious behavior, morality, and\ or the precepts of Wahhabism. The word mutaween (المطوعين muṭawwiʿīn; variant English spellings: mutawwain, muttawa", mutawallees, mutawa’ah, mutawi’, mutawwa') most literally means "volunteers" in the Arabic language, and is commonly used as a casual term for the government-authorized or government-recognized religious police (or clerical police) of Saudi Arabia. It was originally a casual synonym for the religious police of Saudi Arabia. The formal short term for the Saudi religious police is هيئة "hay'ah". Saudi Arabia and Iran enforce hijab on locals with such a police unit.

Sharia patrols, also referred to as Muslim patrols or modesty patrols, were groups of young Muslim men, members of an organisation that called itself the Shariah Project, who patrolled streets in East London from 2013 to 2014. The Muslim East London Mosque community condemned the patrols as "utterly unacceptable". In response to the 'Muslim Patrols', the far-right organisation Britain First has established 'Christian Patrols'.

Pakistan has no laws banning or enforcing the ħijāb. Surveys conducted in Pakistan show that most women wearing the ħijāb do so of their own choice. Most women wear the Shalwar Kameez, which consists of a tunic top and baggy trouser set which covers their arms, legs and body. A loose dupatta scarf is also worn around the shoulders, upper chest and head since showing ones hair is considered rude and in bad taste. Men also have a similar dress code, but only women are expected to wear a veil and\or a scarf in public. Most ħijāb and Burquas are worn in rural Islamist areas.

Author's noteEdit

From a outsiders viewpoint, It appears that women can dress freely with their family in their homes, but not with others or outside the home. Heads are to be covered in a house of pair. Children under the age of puberty only need to cover their rude parts, but above that age they should dress like an adult. Burkas are too extremist. Western cloths are OK, but not rude stuff (Maxi-skirts are in, mini-skirts are out).

ImagesEdit

VideosEdit

Muslim fashion 'Anyone can wear these clothes'04:05

Muslim fashion 'Anyone can wear these clothes'

Muslim fashion: 'Anyone can wear these clothes'.

Iranian woman talk about election in Iran دختر ایرانی در بارە انتخابات صحبت می کند01:51

Iranian woman talk about election in Iran دختر ایرانی در بارە انتخابات صحبت می کند

Iranian woman talk about election in Iran. Note that she is in morally upright clothes so the bloke doing interview won't feel distracted by her hair or body shape.

Iran Before 197907:00

Iran Before 1979

Iran before 1979, including women in rude tops, scooped necklines, sleeveless tops, shorts and mini-skirts; so Mullahs are not welcomed!

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Also seeEdit

  1. Iranian Revolution
  2. Iranian videos page
  3. Middle East
  4. Time line of Iraq
  5. 1970s energy crises
  6. Yom Kippur War
  7. Six-Day War
  8. Suez Crisis
  9. 1948 Palestine war
  10. Iranian Revolution
  11. The curse known as "Little Englanders"
  12. Minerals and fuel in central Africa
  13. Mineral mining, smelting and shipping videos
  14. Middle East
  15. Iranian videos page
  16. Iran-Iraq war
  17. Palestine vs Israel
  18. 1970s energy crises
  19. 1953 Iranian coup d'état
  20. Bourj el-Barajneh and it's refugee camp

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