Sunday, February 19, 2012

Islamic Fashion Exhibit in Tehran

A permanent exhibit opened for Islamic fashion in Tehran on Monday.

Photo: Mannequins wearing headscarves on display at the Permanent Exhibition for Islamic-Iranian Fashion and Costume Design. Tehran, February 13, 2012. Photo by Vahid Sohrabi / ISNA

Source: Tehran Times/


mat said...

The correct ways of wearing headscarves for all females according to Islamic Laws(teaching). And indeed, not even a single hair should be seen or displayed in public except only for their husbands and certain members of their families. In the Bible too, you would find a verse about Paul asking all females to cover their hair.

Anonymous said...

Wearing the Hejab or Chadoor is a form of oppression and control.
This is the 21st century and anybody that supports the forced wearing of the head scarf is no better than those people that forced the Jews to wear the star of David in the ghettos of WW2.
People like mat should be forced to wear horse blinkers when going out and if they don't should be arrested and fined just like the women in Iran under the fascist theocracy's yoke.

Anonymous said...

I am a iran womans and I dont like the ruh sari.The ruh sari is bad from islam.Peppel not like islam in iran.Very bad dohlat in iran.

Paul Iddon said...

@ Anon 10:42 AM

My sentiments exactly, I have an Iranian friend who is a Sayyid and she shares your contention.

By forcing its own ideology on the public in such a manner the regime is actually driving the younger generation away from Islam since it is forced upon them.

Also in a lot of cases it's actually antagonizing Islam itself which is something I think Muslims in Iran should be very concerned about.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:57 AM

Wearing the Hejab or Chadoor is a form of oppression and control.

I strongly disagree! Forcing them to wear them is a form of oppression and control. Women choosing to wear them of their own volition is not. Big difference between the two!


Uskowi, bring back the old CAPTCHA! The new one display hard to read text that frustrate me trying to submit a form. In fact, just prior to this post, I made five attempts before the last one got through!

Anonymous said...

Anon2:46 PM

Are you a women Mr Anon 2:46 ?
It's oppression and a way of control to limit the capability of women in all social fields.
You go and asked Iranian women if the chadoor is practical and I don't mean the mullahs wife.
And Anon 10:42 AM seems to disagree with your opinion and she is a Iranian women.
What's funny at the end of the day it's men that have to decide for women in what they have to wear or do and I think that is both primitive and arrogant of the men to force that on the women and that is coming from a Iranian man.
Women should be free in what ever they wish to wear in society and men should learn good up bringing and self control. That is a sign of an advanced society not the model we have in Iran today where the women has to sacrifice her personal freedom because of some primitive menfolk who can't keep their eyes of of them.
And one more thing before the "revolution"Iranian women either wore the Chadoor or normal clothing that was their choice unlike in today's Iran.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:14 PM

Women should be free in what ever they wish to wear in society...

That part of your statement is in line with Anon 2:46 PM's statement.

Seems to me you didn't read his post completely.

Unknown said...

Governments should not be in the business of moral policing. The IRI is wrong in doing so, so was the reza shah when he outlawed the hijab, and the french for outlawing some attire in public schools.
Some women see hijab as a choice, and some are forced to wear it. Society norms evolve to address this eventually, no need for government to step in, except to support women choice whatever it maybe, and protect the oppressed when they seek help in the court system.
There are many Islamic countries were you could see hijab and non-Hejab attire on the streets with no apparent conflict (turkey, Egypt, morocco, Algiers, the gulf states except Saudi Arabia, etc.).

Anonymous said...

Reza Shah was right to out law the Hejab because the Hejab represents backwardness and control of society by mullahs.
A society cannot go forward when you have mullahs dictating to you.
Men and Women should be equal in the eyes of the law and both have the SAME freedom of choice. There are some backward Iranian men who think that the hejab was a gift from god to women but in reality is a form of control pure and simple.
Iranian women have woken up and see the hejab as a form of manipulation.This is a revolution in thought that is unique in the region.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:43 AM

I did read his post completely and I completely disagree against the wearing of the hejab for women.
The hejab should never be an option.
Before you say that choice is no different to the mullahs rule then think again because that no hejab option overrules mullahs laws and frees up the women to carry on with their lives and fully participate in society on equal terms.

Anonymous said...

Islamic fashion are you kidding?
If you call wearing the hejab in different colors as fashion then I will call voting between Ahmadinajad or Mousavi both IRI stooges as democracy.

Anonymous said...

@4:14, 10:39, 10:51
Seriously the comments about banning the hejjab make no sense when you follow them up with woman should have a choice... You aren`t arguing for equity but for the supremacy of your views...

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:39 AM

Reza Shah was right to outlaw the Hejab because the Hejab represents backwardness and control of society by mullahs.

Actually, he was wrong to outlaw the Hejab since he is dictating that women should not wear the Hejab. By doing that, he's taking away the women's right to choose to wear them which, in essence, constitute a form of oppression. Shah's actions is not so different from the Mullahs dictating that women should wear them. Oppression goes both ways.

Women's right to choose should triumph all of that above.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:51 AM

The hejab should never be an option.

Funny. You believe that women should have a choice yet in the same breath, you want to take away the hejab option which runs counter against the premise of women's right to choose.

Anon 10:58 AM is right. You are arguing for the sake of your elitist views.