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Default 10-09-2017, 06:23 AM

Afghanis dress code is fine as is.





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People in this region always wore variety of color clothing. It has a certain aesthetics. the black and white code of Arabs looks depressing.

I disagree. Too much bright color looks cheap especially on men. White looks good with a colorful accessory, its a good contrast. All black also looks good, but you could also add embroidery with color to black and that looks sharp too.
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I suspect this is how ancient Israelite prophets dressed. Simple but elegant

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One of the signs that Islam is strong in a certain country is the dress. You will find that Islamic dress is very strong in Afghanistan and Yemen, but most of the rest of the Muslim world has pretty much adapted European dress or other styles of dress which are more cultural than Islamic. Women should obviously go back to veiling and burqa and stop the European and un-Islamic fashions. Men too should stop wearing European dress. Islamic dress is what Prophets wore, such as shawls with fringes, skullcaps or turbans, long Qamees (frock or Thobe), not the modern Pakistani version of shelwar kameez, looser shelwar, modest colors (white or black). Men should also keep a handful length beard, mustache, and Zulfain (long hair). Why to adapt colonial European style of shortly cut hair and shaved beard? Covering head with a skullcap is the best way a person is identified as a Muslim, so why to go bareheaded in imitation of Europeans?

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What about this Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who wear those brightly coloured "kurtas" and pajamas and "sherwanis" and god knows what else?
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Default 10-14-2017, 07:53 AM

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I'm a Pakistani but this is how I dress:



Islamic clothing

Except I don't have a tribal dagger
You're not alone. A lot of Pakistanis wear this in the West as they want to look more Arab. You will find that in the times of our prophet, non Muslims probably also wore this.
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I don’t think it is Arabic cultural hegemony. Actually, vast majority of Prophets were Israelites. If you want to follow their style of dress why not? The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) favorite dress was the Qamees. This is a long frock that comes above the ankle. In Pakistan our “national dress” is shelwar kameez, but this is not a dress associated with religious people. Hence even in Pakistan you will see that spiritual leaders like Pirs etc. were long Qamees like Arabs and maybe also a cloak or chola. Religious Afghan people also wear a much longer kameez than the standard size. Now it is in the Sunna that as men we have to keep our lower garments above our ankles. So if you are wearing a standard shelwar and you raise it up above the ankles it may sometimes look too funny or odd. But if you wear a long qamees that is above your ankle then it looks normal. This is how standard Pakistani national dress should not be considered as Islamic dress. Another thing is that sometimes I see standard Pakistani national dress as not being formal enough. Many people in Western countries think they are nothing but pajamas for sleeping and laugh at such a dress if worn in public. So it is better to wear an Arabic style long Qamees or Thobe that looks more formal but at the same time is not European.
The Arabic dress doesn't look more formal. If your "shalwar" is raised above your ankles it doesn't look odd or funny. That is the correct way of wearing a "partooga" or "shalwar" as you may call it. Pashtuns have always worn the "partoog" above the ankle, and I have seen many other Pakistanis look at it and think it strange as they are just not used to seeing it like that.
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What about this Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who wear those brightly coloured "kurtas" and pajamas and "sherwanis" and god knows what else?

Long kurta looks nice with white shelwar. Kurta is dress for special occasions especially weddings and Eidain. It is a conservative dress as it is longer than ordinary kameez, and usually has some kind of design or embroidery.

Sherwani is also a very formal dress, nothing wrong with it, especially since it is unique to Muslims.

However, I dont like pyjamas because they are tight fitting to the legs, and this is something which Hindus and Sikhs also wear so it should be avoided.
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You're not alone. A lot of Pakistanis wear this in the West as they want to look more Arab. You will find that in the times of our prophet, non Muslims probably also wore this.

The point is that only Muslims wear the Thawb or Qamees in this time, so it has become a distinctive Muslim dress. Muslims should always prefer that dress which is distinctive of Muslims, such as Qamees/Thawb, skullcap/kufi/topi, and our distinctive style of Amama (turban). The one who wears such a dress is unmistakably Muslim, you will never see a non-Muslim wearing such a dress. The point is to be distinct from non-Muslims as much as possible, especially in terms of visible appearance and dress.
Also it is a very modest and conservative dress, loose fitting, and makes the wearer feel "holier" and more Islamic. The favorite dress of Prophet (Sallallaho alaihi wasallam) was this Qamees with full sleeves. Over it he would wear a ridaa or cloak, especially for formal occasions.

Furthermore, keeping the head covered, usually with a skullcap, is a very important marker of Muslim males. Nowadays it is very rare that Muslim males keep their head covered in public with a skullcap/kufi which is very tragic. Only very religiously-observant Muslims are keeping this Sunna alive.

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Long kurta looks nice with white shelwar. Kurta is dress for special occasions especially weddings and Eidain. It is a conservative dress as it is longer than ordinary kameez, and usually has some kind of design or embroidery.

Sherwani is also a very formal dress, nothing wrong with it, especially since it is unique to Muslims.

However, I dont like pyjamas because they are tight fitting to the legs, and this is something which Hindus and Sikhs also wear so it should be avoided.
Sherwani is not unique to Muslims. Plenty of Hindus and Sikhs wear it. Maharajahs have worn it throughout history. Go to any Indian shop and you will find them full of sherwanis of every colour.

A kurta is not necessarily longer than a normal "qamees". It depends on how long the wearer wants to wear it. A kurta with embroidery is not deemed "Islamic dress" either.

If it's a question of looking Muslim..... walk down the street in "shalwar kamees" and an Afghan turban and see how many people mistake you for anything but Muslim.
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Default 10-17-2017, 07:31 AM

Arabs do not wear any partoog underneath their thawb, only underwear. Its not elegant and comfortable dress like Partoog Qamees.
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