By: Liza Darwin
Recent advances in technology have allowed clothing to better adapt to the climate — and that goes for everything from the gear worn to fight fires to your getup for sweating it out at the gym. But, according to 22-year-old entrepreneur Ahmad Ghanem, there’s one group that needs heat-wicking textiles more than anyone: headscarf-wearing Muslim women. The traditional hijab is worn all year round, which can make hot summer days tortuous. With that in mind, Ghanem created Veil, the first-ever line of climate-adaptive hijabs. “No matter how hot it is outside, they wear it — and they wear it with pride,” he explains on his Kickstarter video. “It’s up to us to make their lives a little more comfortable.”
Inspired by performance-wear companies like Nike and Under Armour, the Veil “Cool Dry” hijab is made of a special fabric that keeps wearers 7 to 10 degrees cooler than the standard hijab. The nylon material — which Ghanem found after testing hundreds of different options over the course of two years — blocks 80% of heat, offers UV protection, and is completely waterproof. It’s a simple, yet brilliant, makeover for the garment, which has already seen its fair share of changes over the years.
Clearly, Ghanem is onto something: The crowdsourced project launched just a few weeks ago, and already the company has raised nearly $20,000 (quadruple its $5,000 goal). Customers can pre-order Veil’s Cool Dry hijab until June 20 via Kickstarter, and eventually Ghanem wants to expand into retailers.
As he told BuzzFeed of the brand mission, “I want to continue to innovate, revolutionize, and change the way people see the hijab. These women are the strongest and [steadfast], and they deserve everything. The hate and verbal abuse many of them receive is wrong and unfair, and I hope my brand can inspire them to go out and become what they want to be.” Find out more about Veil in the video below, and donate to the campaignhere. (Buzzfeed)
By: Branka Prodanovic
Islamic veiling is a global political issue and the debate tends to move in two different directions: it’s framed as either a matter of the freedom of female self-expression or as emblematic of gender inequality and suppression. Its role as a fashion statement is rarely discussed.
By: Abdullah Anik Misra
The color most pleasing to Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) was green, while some said it was white. With respect to clothing, the Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged men to wear white in numerous hadiths. Thus, according to the sunnah, it is preferred to wear white, as well as black and green. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]
While wearing a green turban is not a specific sunnah, wearing green garments in general is from the sunnah, so one could wear a green turban to fulfill that.
It is important to note that the Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) himself wore different types of clothing from different places, and of different colors and designs, not just one style or color, though there would be nothing wrong if one chose to did this.
Dressed but naked anyway .
What is the meaning of the words, ” clothed yet naked” in the following tradition of the Prophet ( peace be upon him ) :
” Two groups of inhabitants of the Fire, I have not seen ( in my time ) , a people with whips , like the tails of cattle , with which they beat people . And women who are clothed yet naked . Hip Swaying and (also ) bringing others to do so . Their heads are like the humps of camels swaying . They will not enter Paradise and they will not smell its fragrance even though its fragrance , indeed , from so and smell . ” Such a distance
Praise be to Allah , and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger , his family and companions .
With the words ” clothed yet naked” refers to women who wear revealing clothes nothing . The scholars said : ” ( These words refer to ) transparent clothes. The woman ( who conceals herein) is dressed but naked. The same applies to a woman who hides in a non transparent garment is short . Also they can be regarded as clothed yet naked. Another example is wearing clothing that accentuates the curves of the body of the woman. This if the word ‘ naked’ in this tradition observable nudity is meant. However, these stores nudity on the inner form, this is a reference to the women who are devout to others draw , but in the meantime carry immorality in itself . They are therefore covered on one side , but on the other side naked. ”