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Modest Dress

Islam calls people to modesty and humility, in both dress and manner. Traditional clothing for Muslim men and women reflect these values, although colors and styles vary throughout the Muslim world.

Islamic Clothing
Answers to your most common questions about Islamic clothing: Why do Muslims dress in distinctive clothing? Don't they get hot? What do the different colors and styles of dress mean, and what are they called? What's the difference between a chador, abaya, and jilbab? What do they call the "hijab" in English? Where can Muslims buy this type of clothing?

Islamic Clothing Requirements
What are the Islamic clothing requirements for men and women? What rules do Muslims follow in this regard, and what are they based upon?

Islamic Clothing Glossary
Muslims generally observe modest dress, but the variety of styles and colors have various names depending on the country. Here is a glossary of the most common names of Islamic clothing for both men and women, along with photos and descriptions.

Online Islamic Clothing Stores
Many Muslims buy their clothing while travelling in the Muslim world, or sew their own. But the Internet is now allowing Muslims from all over the world ready access to a growing number of online Islamic clothing stores. These stores offer clothing for Muslim men, women, and children such as hijab, abaya, jilbab, niqab, shalwar khamiz, thobes,...

Are You Jesus' Mommy?
Children (and even some adults) often ask funny questions of Muslim women, such as: "Are you Jesus' mommy?"

Share Your Story - Funny Questions for Muslim Women
Children (and even some adults) often ask funny questions of Muslim women, such as: "Are you Jesus' mommy?" What funny questions and comments have you heard? Share your story.

Am I allowed to wear Islamic clothing when having ID photos taken?
Increasingly in the news, Muslims are being denied the right to have ID photos taken while wearing Islamic clothing such as hijab. What are the rules?

Muslim Girls & Hijab FAQ
At what age are Muslim girls expected to start wearing the hijab, or Islamic headcovering?

Islamic Swimwear
Active Muslim women like to participate in water sports, but often feel limited by the sports clothing available. Women who observe hijab choose to wear clothing that is loose in shape, and covers the entire body except the face and hands. A growing number of retailers and specialty shops offer "Islamic swimwear" which balances modesty with...

Islamic Sewing Patterns
Islamic sewing patterns to make your own hijabs, jilbabs, prayer clothes, underscarves, thobes, and more.

Don't you feel hot in all that clothing?
Seeing a Muslim wearing modest clothing, especially in the scorching summer sun, prompts many people to ask this question: "Aren't you hot?!"

Modesty for Men
Lest anyone be under the impression that modesty is for Muslim women only!

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