Many outsiders that aren’t associated with the Islamic religion often see women dressed in their hijab outfits, usually covering the entire body, neck, and head area. Some people may think that they go everywhere and do everything in the same outfit.
However, when it comes to praying, some Islamic women have a different dress code, although similar to the everyday hijabs and shawls, it is a much stricter way of dressing. If you want to learn about the religion and the specific clothing some women wear when praying, continue reading to understand the reasoning along with other aspects of the outfits.
Why Do They Wear Prayer Clothes
Prayer clothes should be worn only when praying because they are considered pure. Although specific prayer clothes aren’t required to be worn, women wear them to be pure and cover up all parts of their bodies when bending down or praying, this is including their hair.
Women specifically wear prayer clothes to be covered up and show the utmost respect to themselves, the Mosque and Allah. Although, it isn’t required by the Mosque or Islamic religion to wear prayer clothes, some people still believe more in the reasoning of outfits than others.
Format and Styling Of The Clothes
As Islamic women pray, it is vital that certain parts of their bodies stay covered at all times. Islamic prayer clothing for women can come in the form of a one piece or two piece dresses. It is essential for women to cover their entire body parts, including her ankles and hair, however, except their face. The clothing should be loose fitting as not to show her body shape.
There is no restriction on the type of material or in fact color, however the material should not be in any way transparent. Women are open to wear any types of designs and styles as long as their bodies and hair are covered and the shape of their body cannot be noticed.
If you go to a Mosque and see some men or women in ordinary clothes or even their everyday hijabs and scarfs, don’t be surprised, as this is normal for some people.
People pray and convert to the Islam religion for themselves and some have different views on what is appropriate and what is not. In fact, because it isn’t a rule by the Islamic religion to wear prayer clothes, some women may think it’s unnecessary.
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