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About HilalPlaza.com Islamic Clothing
HilalPlaza.com is mostly about YOU - our customer.
HilalPlaza.com is a United States based leading discount Islamic online retailer that has been in business for over 9 years serving American Muslims. We are also a wholesale provider of Islamic and Middle Eastern goods and products. You can shop with full confidence as we have successfully served US based and international customers for over 10 years! We, therefore, ship worldwide as well. Our focus is to provide you the following products:
* Islamic Clothing (scarves, hijab, niqab, dishdash, abaya, etc.)
* Many clothing and styles from Pakistan, Middle East, and other various countries.
* Arabic Learning Software and Books
* Books on Understanding Islam
* Children's Arabic Learning Books
* Children's Books on Islam
* Islamic Audio / Video
* Books on Islamic, Arabic and Middle Eastern Culture
* Islamic Decoration Products
* Prayer Accessories (Prayer rugs, clocks, etc.)
* ... and more !
We invite you to browse our products and compare our prices against other retailers. You will be very satisfied with the wide selection, quality as well as prices of our products. If you can not find a product on this site that you would like to have, please email us at admin [at] hilalplaza.com or call us at 1-800-518-9703. The success of this site is attributed to YOU - our customer - Your constant feedback and inquiries drive us to continuously improve this site. Ultimately, our goal is to make this YOUR site. So, as you pass through various phases of your life, we want to ensure that we are there to fulfill your needs of most (if not all) Islamic products.
Islamic Clothing for Women
In the privacy of their own homes, Muslim women often wear regular clothes.
However, when they go out in public or are in the company of non-family members,
they must wear additional clothing to cover themselves.
A niqab is worn by the most modest of Muslims. It is a head covering with a face
veil. Sometimes, a thin slit shows the eyes. Or, the eyes are covered up as well
as the rest of the face and head.
The abaya is an extremely modest Islamic dress which many women in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf countries, often wear. The abaya is a long sleeved, loose-fitting robe that extends to the floor. It is designed to cover the curves of a woman's body. Many women wear comfortable clothing in their own homes and wear an abaya on top when they go out in public.
The abaya begins at the head or shoulders and has a zipper, buttons or ties in the front covered by overlapping layers. An additional scarf covers the hair. Many women also choose to wear a veil or mask that covers the face. Nowadays many online abaya shops sell these garments so you can shop them from the comfort of your home.
In Iran, Muslim women wear a chador. This is a long cloak that extends from the top of the head to the feet. Often, it is open in the front.
The jilbab is similar to the abaya but more fashionable. Jilbabs are available in many styles and colors and look more like long tailored coats than robes.
A burqa is a veil that covers a woman's entire body. The eyes are covered by a thin mesh screen. This style of covering is especially common in Afghanistan.
In the Quran, Hijab refers to the guidelines of covering up and is a term used to generally describe Muslim modesty and clothing that follows Allah's will. While it can refer to any head or body covering relating to modesty, the term is often used to refer specifically to the head covering worn by Muslim women beginning at puberty (hence the term 'Islamic clothing')
A niqab is worn by the most modest of Muslims. It is a head covering with a face veil. Sometimes, a thin slit shows the eyes. Or, the eyes are covered up as well as the rest of the face and head.
Arabic Clothing for MenFor Muslim men, the awrah' is the part of the body between the navel and the knees, or sometimes upper thigh. This means that these areas must be covered at all times, especially when in public or mixed company. Just like with women, a Muslim man's clothing should be loose, thick and not attract attention. Men are also forbidden to wear gold or silk.
Similar to the customs regarding women, in many Muslim societies, men wear long, flowing robes or tunics. A thobe, thawb, dishdasha, suriyah or kandura, is a robe-like garment worn by Muslim men particularly in Iraq and Gulf Arab countries. This outfit extends to the ankles and often has long sleeves. There are slight variations in the thobe seen in different countries and regions.
A shalwar kameez is a common outfit for both Muslim men and women, particularly in South Asia. Shalwar are loose fitting pants, similar to pajama pants. They are held up by an elastic waistband and may narrow at the ankle. The kameez is a long tunic.
In South East Asia, Muslim men wear a sarong or sarung. A sarong is a long length of fabric worn around the waist like a skirt. It does not touch the ground and often has a colorful, checkered pattern. Women may also wear sarongs as well as those throughout the Pacific Islands or the Arabian Peninsula.
A bisht is a flowing cloak worn in Arab countries. It is worn over the thobe. Because of warm weather, a bisht is often only worn for special occasions such as friday prayer. In some places, a bisht is worn by nobility or tribal chiefs.