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Published On:18 November 2012
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Modest dresses of Muslim women on show

By Lily B. Libo-on

A day-long event that focused on exhibition, lecture and souq to demonstrate how to live modestly and protect women’s modesty was held on Monday (November 12, 2012) at the Jamiat Al Islah in Al Qusais.

More than 40 countries from across the world exhibited their national costumes, including modern but modest dresses of Muslim women in 27 Islamic countries, during the event.

The display of the dresses carried with them sayings about modesty, which was the theme of the event.

Dubbed as “FashUnitY 2012”, the event that was an initiative of the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, carried the motto, “Modesty is part of Faith”.

Wafah Kasimieh, senior adviser at Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Events, told Khaleej Times that more than 200 children, within the age group of 8 to 12, from ten Russian, Philippine, American and Indian schools participated in the lecture on modesty and how to protect their modesty.

Kasimieh said that the Overseas Filipino Workers for Leadership, Excellence, Action and Development provided the logistics and physical arrangements as a supporter of the event.

The day-long event also featured a souq where products from eight countries, including those in Africa, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, UAE, Pakistan, India, and Kyrgyzstan were made available to the public in an auditorium, which could house 2,000 people.

Kasimieh said that the entire event served as a bridge of unity, peace and harmony among the people through fashion. “Signboards are installed carrying synonyms of the word “modesty” and saying about what modesty ought to be,” she added.

FashUnitY, she said, was an exhibit of diverse cultural identity that wanted to portray on what modesty was all about and how to best protect modesty.

The event focused on how to be modest in spending, dressing, thinking, dealing, walking, talking, watching and listening.

(Courtesy: Khaleej Times)

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