Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Job Set with Black Abaya

A silk trench is light enough to layer over a black abaya indoors.

12 comments:

Nadia K said...

Assalamo alaykum wa'rahmatullah wa'barakatuhu: yet again another wonderful set....i especially adore the green mac!

*~Ange~* said...

love the simplicity of this one

Anonymous said...

Salaam ..i read your blog daily, but first time commenter. Im from south africa and also in hijab...just a question...wouldnt a bright mac like this defeat the purpose to distracting attention away from a woman? Just asking?
Fida

Majda said...

I have a totally unrelated question but...

I reaaaaally wanna buy an abaya. A farasha abaya to be more specific. However, I figured it's much more suitable for special occasions and would look too exotic and whatnot for everyday wear?

Idk, I think you've mentioned you loved this style of abaya and you like sunnahstyle which is known for farasha abayas.

Do you think it's suitable for everyday wear in the west?

Pixie said...

Brightness, and colour, were beloved of Allah's Messenger, and no, wearing them does not attract sexual attention. Sexual attention is what Muslim women should avoid. Not inviduality and colour (which Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala created).

Pixie said...

Majda: I wear farasha abayaat as evryday wear here in the West:D I don't see why not?

Inspired Muslimah said...

Cute set sis and you have been tagged!
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Lalalalala said...

Salaam

Pixie I was just wondering when you are going to post that video on the Omani wrap? Or some instructions or something? Because I am going to go on holiday in approx 4 days and I am going to be doing a lot of shopping therefore I need a tight wrap?

Thank you jazakallah keir

Gidds said...

Hi Pixie!

I tried to post this question yesterday but I think my computer "ate" it.

I am curious: how does hijab effect you at job interviews, what kind of jobs you can apply for, at work, etc.?

Thanks!

Gidds

Sarah Plain And Short said...

Salam aleikom Pixie,

I was told that we as Muslim women should not wear colours to attract attention, but it is also based on where you live. For example as you know in parts of Africa it is normal to wear very bold patterns etc.

Pixie said...

Sarak: wa laaykom e salaam ramatullah wa barakto---- that is what today's scholar's say but if you look at the oldest tasfeer on the subject of colour in clothing it has nothing to do with where you live lol, it has to do with HOW EXPENSIVE the dyes were back then. People (rich) purposely wore expensive colours to show-off in a class system. Dyes like black were inexpensive, while purples, saffron yellow, dark red, and royal blue (not ingdigo) were very expensive and denoted wealth. The purpose in not standing out in colour in the tasfeer closest to the Companion's time was to not show off your wealth, and or sexuality. Sexuality was done in cut of clothing (tight) and see-through, while wealth was done by length of fabric, colour of the dye used, silk and brocade textiles, jewels sewn on to the fabric.... This is what we are not to do. Create a class system and show off wealth. Not that we aren't allowed to wear clothing from a different culture while visiting another culture. The Prophet sallalahu alahi wa salaam himself wore a Syrian garment while with the Ansaar who had different garments. As long as it meets the modesty requirements and isn't meant to show off wealth and create a caste system, it is halal by all ym understanding. And Allah knows best.

Sarah Plain And Short said...

Jazakallah khair :) so how do you find the information for your research? I m running out of ressources :P Ne ways i'm not against colours (lol u know that) i'm just saying some colours or the way the fabric is cut could be seen as showing off these days.