Women can still be fashionable within ‘syariah’ of Islam

By Li Mengyao

GOMBAK, 12 November 2019: Muslim women can still be fashionable as long as it is within the syariah of Islam, Ayesha Syahira, author of “Being a Quran Tag Girl”, said at the “An-Nisa Night” on Saturday (9 November).

She pointed out that fashion is something every woman can pursue as long as it does not go against the injunctions of Islam.

A fashion show called “An-Nisa Night” was organised by I-Masjid group, IIUM, in its mission to educate IIUM female students to understand what fashion in Islam is.

It was held from 8.00 p.m to 11.00 p.m. at Multipurpose Hall, Mahallah Hafsa.

Sharing her views, Ayesha said Muslim women should dress properly according to the Quran and Sunnah as mentioned in the Quran (7: 26): “O children of Adam, we have provided you with garments to cover your bodies, as well as for luxury…”

Two speakers were present at the event, namely the founder of Uswah Official, Ilanah binti Abdullah, and author of “Being a Quran Tag Girl”, Ayesha Syahira, to share their stories in relation to fashion in Islam.

The speakers in the event

According to the event’s programme manager, Farah Lina Binti Mohamed Radzif, the purpose of this event is to explain to IIUM female students how to be fashionable, within the Islamic Shariah.

Participants of the catwalk

Four participants and eight models took part in the catwalk. First-prize winner, Najla Sahira binti Abodul Latife, said the reason why she attended this event was that she wanted everybody to know that Muslims can also be fashionable people.

Maizatul Lalien, one of the audiences who attended the event, said this event had opened up her mind that Muslim women could be beautiful based on the Islamic law. She also hoped that there will be more activities like this for women to learn such knowledge. ***

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