Monday, March 23, 2009

.: Garments of reason :.


Inferring the stitches.

A tidbit from cruising over to sister's blogs; "Do you think they are hijab appropriate?".

Friend:: I don’t get girls nowadays with all their skimpy tight clothing. What is the first thing that goes through your mind when you see these girls?
Me:: Don’t they feel cold?
Friend:: I expected you to comment intellectually, i.e. on keeping in tune with the eastern values, immorality etc. since you're a Muslim.
Me:: No really, don’t they feel cold?

Owing to my response, my friend deviated away from the conversation. Obviously, she was dismayed by it. On any given day, I can prattle on the aforementioned points, though I do not see any use of repeating a seemingly common pattern. Besides, it’s unlikely that I emit a holier-than-thou persona in comparison to them as I do have friends that dress in such a way but possess better conduct than some that strictly observes the hijab. Each of us has our flaws; style may be one of theirs. Mine, I clearly have no sense of fashion.


But I am fascinated. My response is relatively strange considering that Malaysia is hot. Perhaps because I’m used to the layers and stuff. *that, and the absence of body fat ... I am incredibly vulnerable to cold ... 18 degrees Celsius is cold ... anything below that is pure madness*

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. ~Epictetus

Our tailor did his house calling yesterday. Right after the women in the house finished questioning and directing him on their styles, it was my turn.

As long as I can breathe, run around in it without ruining the seams, I'm alright. Nothing fancy.

Shouldn't be too difficult for him.
1.33pm Malaysian Time

14 comments:

kakchik said...

it's won't be difficult because yours will be baju kurung, right?

kakchik said...

btw, thanks hajar for linking

Hajar said...

True. ^^ My sis was suggesting for me to try something out of the norm and I was considering of something less formal for one of the cloths, hence I left it to the tailor to create something along those lines. :)

Ummi's Blog said...

you guys have tailors coming over to your house? cool...
we here usually goes up to JB to meet the tailor..heh...

if its any worth, muslimahs in singapore are getting more "fashionable" too... belts and leggings and baby doll dresses too. hmm.... I guess many thinks that as long as it covers the skin which are labelled their aurat, its fine...

Yoli said...

I love that you always have such common sense and humanity.

Ms.Unique said...

Well it's rite dat we don't have to judge any1 by the way they dress or assume the holier-than-thou attitude but we can as well advice them or remind them politely, no?

Ofcourse I don't believe in backbitting and bringing out their bad side ... As long as we r humans no ones perfect though ...

Hajar said...

Ummi's Blog :: Yes. A rare sight nowadays, eh? ^^ Whereabouts in JB?

Seeing a duplication of the exact phenomenon here. For the record, I HATE LEGGINGS, BELTS and BABY DOLL DRESSES! LoL~! Aih~ I can't say much on that.

Yoli :: ^^ Thanks Yoli. Pieces of it are derived from you. :)

Ms.Unique :: Definitely. :) One can offer words of advices, but it is up to the individual to make the change.

Something that I keep telling myself is, before I correct others, it is best that I reflect on myself first. And in correcting others, I prefer to correct the values, later to be subtly followed by the clothes one wears. Frequently, we judge people by what is apparent, when in fact it is the indiscernible that is most imperative. I am more particular on the 'clothes' that frames the integral part of a person. My apologies, I'm being abstract again. :P

To each their own. :)

salaams said...

as wr wb,

well i supopse your firend had reason to be dismayed as the comment was on a paticular topic. I guess as long as youu weren't back biting i would have been okay to agree and say may Allah keep us and them on the right path and thereafter mention the cold thing too. lol..



sometimeswe humans can be a little obstinate.

Ash Mazelan said...

Wearing tight clothes makes me feel hot which is a bad thing. I could get rashes.

But some girls, they tend to wear head scarfs with tight t-shirts which doesn't look appropriate. Like you're covering your head but showing off your arms. That's my opinion.

Hajar said...

Wa'alaikumussalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh brother Salams ::

She did ask about my 1st thought... the response was just it. LoL~! Anyway, the talk was swerving to the spiteful side...

Yes. I believe we can. I have my pigheaded times too. :)

Ash Mazelan :: And I have people telling me Baju Kurung is hot ...

Accentuating the whatever... A common common sight...

pathwayofdevotion said...

:O Tailors come to your house! That sounds like something out of a fairytale :P

Btw, the recitor on my page is Sheikh Mishary al-Afasy :) He has such a beautiful voice, masha'Allah!

Hajar said...

LoL~! We are a lucky bunch! ^^

Thanks! My mum was asking about it; reflecting your exact words! :)

Aynur said...

I had to lol at your "don't they feel cold" comment!! :)) that's always my first thought too. It's starting to warm up here (but it's not THAT warm) and I saw some people in shorts, I still am wearing a jacket so I don't understand it... ;)

Hajar said...

Welcome to the blog Aynur! ^^ Aih~ Finally! Someone that understands!!! LoL~!