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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ideal Fabrics for Islamic School Uniforms

People following Islam need to follow certain rules and regulations while getting dressed. This reflects in their dressing right from an early age. It is important for the Islamic school uniforms to be simple and of thick fabric. Islamic children cannot wear clothes that are see-through because the skin of the body should not be visible to anyone. Thus, it is very important for the school uniform to be made of thick material. Generally, girls wear 2 Piece Al-Amira Hijab, collar blouse and boys wear boys set and uniform cotton pants. Here are a few ideal fabrics of which the Islamic school uniforms should be made:

Cotton: This is the most commonly used material for school shirts. The fabric is extremely comfortable to wear and excellent for summers. The fabric is thick yet easily washable. Kids stay comfortable in shirts made of cotton material. This light and soft material is one of the ideal choices for a school uniform.

Corduroy: The word corduroy means ‘cloth of the King’ and is considered as a royal fabric. This material is a comfortable yet thick material and is low on budget. Pants made of this material are extremely comfortable to wear. It is important for kids to stay comfortable throughout the day, thus, this fabric is also one of the highly preferred materials.

Denim: Not many schools use uniforms made of denim because this generally gives a casual look. However, when we talk about Islamic uniforms, this can be one of the fabrics that can be used. The material is highly durable and thick, hence, the skin of the body is not at all visible.

Flannel: The word flannel originated from the word ‘gwalnen’ which means a woolen cloth. Resembling a twill, this fabric is ideal for uniforms for children living in colder regions. The outer layer of the fabric is soft while the interior is warm and comfortable. Some of the clothing options that can be stitched from this fabric include jackets, blazers and trousers.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Success Story of EastEssence's Donation Camp Held during Eid in 2014

EastEssence.com, the popular online shopping portal of Islamic clothes believes that there is much more that they can do than just producing and selling clothes. To make the holy month of Ramadan special for the deprived, EastEssence encouraged donation of food and clothes through the donation camps that were held in Michigan, Mexico, Pennsylvania, Palo Alto and Chicago. This attempt of sharing love and spreading hope to the needy was praised by one and all.

50 volunteer sisters from Pennsylvania Eid Distribution, Culver City, Al-Aqsa Islamic Society  Al-Aqsa Masjid, Norristown Islamic Society, An-Noor Masjid and The Foundation for Islamic Education Villanova Masjid contributed immensely and handed over various apparels including Abayas to the sisters belonging to indigent families. Some of the sisters have shared their thoughts about the drive. Here is what some sisters had to say about EastEssence's initiative.

Zeretta (Zariayt) appreciated the thought and said, “On behalf of all who benefited from your generosity during the blessed month of Ramadan, we would like to say thank you EastEssence!

Sister Hebatallah, a volunteer expressed her joy of giving and this is what she had to say- “All the sisters from all the Masjids were very, very, very happy to receive the Abayas. They all expressed how beautiful they are and love the designs and colors. I cannot tell you how many hugs I received and how many ladies had teary eyes as they opened the brand new Abayas! Some even said that this is the first time for them to wear an Abaya that has not been passed down to them by someone else! It made me feel so humble and so gracious to Allah for letting me be a small part of their joyful experience, Al Hamdulillah.
The owner/founder of Muslimahs Covered With Care, Tanya Cantu, was proud to be a part of the drive and blessed all those who participated as well as those were benefited from the camp. She sent her blessing across by saying,“Jazaki Allahu Khairan to the East Essence team for your support, May Allah reward you all immensely, Ameen.

Little acts of kindness can bring a smile on the faces of the deprived. EastEssence restores the faith in humanity through the giving back programs it organizes from time to time. The valuable contribution of each volunteer was valued and the organization thanked everyone for their immense contribution in making the donation camp a success.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Quick Guide on the Types and the Use of Hijab Caps

A Hijab cap is also known to many people by the name of under Hijab, bone cap, turban, under scarf, headband, banadana or a bonnet cap, but they all serve the same purpose- keep the Hijab in place. It is important for Islamic women to keep their head covered at all times. To cover their head, they use a Hijab, but often women face difficulty in keeping the Hijab in place. Hijabs tend to slip off easily as they are made of thin and slippery material and this generally causes discomfort to the woman wearing it. This is when they can use Hijab caps. This cap provides extra support to the head covering and keeps it in place. These caps are available in various sizes and colors and are also used to create a contrast between the cap and the scarf.

These caps hold the entire hair backward and fit to the skull. This keeps the Hijab in place and allows the wearer to move freely. Also, wearing a Hijab cap is not much of a hassle. All you need to do is just pull it over your head and then tie a Hijab over it. There is an availability of a huge variety of underscarves, let us have a look at a few:
  • Lace Underscarf: This underscarf is made up of lace which is stretchable and non-slippery. It looks beautiful when worn under a Hijab and adds a grace to the Hijab. The lace underscarf that you wear, can be of the same color as that of the Hijab or you can also opt for a contrasting color.
  • Tie Back Underscarf: This is one of the most popular caps among the Islamic women. Commonly made of cotton, this cap is absolutely non-slippery. It can be worn simply by placing it over the head and then knotting it at the back of the head.
  • Bonnet Underscarf: This cap made of stretchable material, preferably, polyester or Lycra, is a new addition to the caps. These caps can be worn very easily as you just need to slip them on the head. You can choose from the wide range of colors and sizes available in the market.
  • Full Underscarf: Full underscarves can be worn with Hijabs that are made of sheer material. This underscarf covers the neck are along with the head and keeps the woman covered entirely.

With the help of the above mentioned Hijab caps, women can easily wear Hijab made of any material as the caps keep the Hijabs in place.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Thobes: The Traditional Wear For Islamic Men

One of the traditional Islamic garments that look classy yet are extremely comfortable to wear are Thobes. Islamic Thobes for men resemble a long robe that reaches the ankle and is generally worn with a trouser underneath. It is one of the most popular clothing item among the Islamic men as it is comfortable to wear and also looks traditional. The apparel is worn in the Middle Eastern countries and in various other countries where people follow Islam. At every place the garment is popular with its own different name. It is known as Dishdasha in the Levant region and in countries like Oman and UAE, it is known by the name of Kandura. Also, some people refer to it is a Jubba and Suriyah thobe.

The word Thobe is an origin of an Arabic phrase which means ‘garment’. The garment is available in various colors and designs. In the Gulf region, the popular Thobes are available in white color and the neck of the garment is generally round or collar neck. Earlier the Thobes were available only in white color, but now, you can find a huge variety of different colors. The Moroccan Jubbas, also known as Jellabiya or Galabeya, generally consists of a large hood along with the Thobe. These Thobes are available in plain colors or in striped patterns. These garments are ideal for daily wear. To add a style quotient to these plain Thobes and make them an appealing and an interesting wear, the designers have started decorating the garment with buttons in the center and on the cuffs and with piping and embroidery on the borders of the apparel. These embroidered Thobes are perfect to be worn during occasions like wedding functions.

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