"islamic fashion should be "mosque compliant',meaning, keep it simple.Otherwise, it might wrongly be interpreted that such design are acceptable in islam"-Noorkumalasari
'dressing in 'islamic fashion' does not mean you are a better muslim than one who does not'-marina mahathirrecently there was an article came out in the sunday star,called 'fashionable quandary'. i was featured,gave a piece of my mind tentang islamic fashion.. u know yang dipanggil IFF tu la. memang i dari dulu memang berbulu dengan benda-benda macam ni,tak tahu macammana i nak salurkan my pendapat kat society tentang how so wrong this thing is, untill my writer friend yang kerja kat Star called me to ask about my opinion in this,below is the quote..
Rizalman,however feels very strongly that fashion and islam cannot mix.he has not participated in the IFF and neither does he promote islamic fashion in any form for the simple reason that he doesn't believe there is such a thing. "fashion is fashion and islam is islam.i dont believe in mixing religion and fashion because religion doesn't stop one from partipating in fashion and islam encourages us to be beautiful,so its about what you think fashion is. "like the arab,you can wear shorts,skirts,and bustiers but you must know when and where to wear such clothes-at home among the women.But when you go out, you wear the jubah or hijab. "When you mix fashion and religion there is no way out,thats why you see mid-length kaftans with calf leggings.Like you put up Al-Quran recital and mix it with hip hop.Aurat is still aurat.
"The reason why we cover our aurat and wear the jubah is to stop people looking at us.But if you wear colour,beading,etc,that's to invite people to look at you,and that's wrong". So how does he deal with clients that wear the headscarf and selendang and want him to design islamic style clothes? "if someone asks me to design something with specific requirements,i dont consider it my creation.I am merely rendering a service to my client. He finds it very irritating when people think his designs are islamic fashion,as he says there is difference between referencing culture in a design and using religion. "middle eastern fashion is cultural,that's where the reference comes from.if you're thinking of clothes that cover,our baju kurung is already muslim wear so why bother creating anything else?" Rizalman believes that before anything else,when it comes to covering up,what islam says is god's law,and that,to him cannot be changed according to whims and fancies. "fashion is not just about clothes. You can still follow the fashion trends of shoes,bags and accessories,and forget about dresses and skirts that are not Muslim-appropriate.- rizalman
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