Today we will be discussing on a core topic that is Islamic way of dressing which leads to no standards or nothing that Muslims must wear. However, some minimum requirements must be met. I am still learning to dress modestly and I have researched and these into account
More importantly what i learn t in time is, one must be modest in behavior, manners, speech and appearance in public
so let us discuss on it
1st Requirement: What parts of the body are to be covered
For women: In general, standards of modesty call for a woman to cover her body, particularly her chest. The Quran calls for women to “draw their head-coverings over their chests” (24:30-31), and the Prophet Muhammad instructed believing women to cover their bodies except for their face and hands.
For men: The minimum amount to be covered is between the navel and the knee.
2nd Requirement: Looseness
Do not shape it up . I hope you understand what i meant. Never distinguish your shape of the body.Skin-tight, body-hugging clothes are out, for both men and women.
3rd Requirement: Transparency
The Prophet Muhammad once warned that in later generations, there would be people “who are dressed yet naked.” See-through clothing is not modest, for either men or women. The clothing must be thick enough so that the color of the skin it covers is not visible, nor the shape of the body underneath.
4th Requirement: Overall appearance
The overall appearance of a person should be dignified and modest. Shiny, flashy clothing may technically meet the above requirements, but defeat the purpose of overall modesty. example Attraction is the keyword. EXAMPLE : People complain here in Dubai that women wear Abaya but their makeup pulls all the attraction towards their face. So dear girls keep it a nude makeup. The meaning is true.
5th Requirement: Not imitating others
Women should be proud of their femininity and not dress like men. And men should be proud of their masculinity and not try to imitate women in their dress. For this reason, Muslim men are forbidden from wearing gold or silk, as these are considered feminine accessories.so do not dress up imitating another famous personalities or another gender.
6th Requirement: Decent but not flashy
The Quran describes that clothing is meant to cover our private areas and be an adornment (Quran 7:26). Clothing worn by Muslims should be clean and decent, neither excessively fancy nor ragged. One should not dress in order to gain the admiration or sympathy of others.
Beyond the Clothing: Behaviors and Manners:
Islamic clothing is but one aspect of modesty. . Dress is only one aspect of the total being, and merely reflects what is present on the inside of a person’s heart.
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