I am a Christian! Can I wear a muslim dress?

9 comments / Posted on by ANNAH HARIRI

I first received such an e-mail in far 2012 when we just started Annah Hariri. I was very pleasantly surprised and took my time to write a long reply with quotes and Quran and Bibles references. I think that that time my reply simply put the question sender off. 
In the run of 5 years Annah Hariri is existing, those questions about permissibility of wearing our dresses by Christian, Jewish or simply modest loving women were coming. When I had received that 1st letter in 2012 I thought that it was rather an exception and misinformation but now I see it is more like a common stereotype. And I can't understand where it is coming from?
What is your opinion about why non-muslim women are afraid to buy & wear modest dresses? Why do they attribute our dresses to muslim ladies only?
What will be your reply to the question I receive lots: "I am not Muslim but can I wear your dresses Annah?"
I would love to read replies from women of all faith in the comments!

9 comments

  • Posted on by Vivyangel

    Women is good we cover our body. We are not meant to expose our body because its precious. Let’s teach the world to dress modesty.

  • Posted on by Eryka Cohen

    When I first came across this site, the last thing I though about was religion in the sense that I was looking for dresses that were fashionable, comfortable, feminine and elegant. I was so excited about finding this online store, that ladies wearing hijab did not register in my mind. It seems that now days people feel the need to be culturally sensitive, to the point that in doing so good intentions may come across as insensitive. Prior to the Roaring 1920’s and Industrialism women of all faiths wore beautiful Maxi dresses. The need for people to define and categorize people by their clothing is birthed from fear, ignorance and propaganda constructed to divide and conquer. These dresses have the power to unite by crossing over to women of other faiths and cultural backgrounds who find them appealing enough to wear. As a Muslimah, living in America , I must say that I have received many complements on the dresses. I have given this site address to women from Orthodox Jewish faith and Christian women who found these dresses just beautiful. I firmly believe these dresses express beauty and modesty and through wearing them we influence the world around us.

  • Posted on by Fiddausi

    yeah, yes and yes. you can definitely wear a muslim dress as a Christian. it is very modest and smart at the same time, it will also make you feel very comfortable and classy . Both religions preach modesty and morality, Am not trying to say that one religion is more modest than the other as Christians also cover their hair to church and I strongly believe that you can and should dress in a way that you feel comfortable with yourself. go ahead and shop at Annah Hariri, am sure all eyes would be on you. with time you would definitely love it more …… Go girl

  • Posted on by Zainab

    I’ve seen lots of non-muslim women here in the uk wearing maxi dresses come summer, and many more of them wear long dresses at weddings and occasions as a tradition etc. Perhaps sometimes they worry that wearing clothes from a muslim retailer will be immediately recognisable when they wear the clothes in public?

  • Posted on by Sarah

    The question may have been asked because the writer wants to make sure that she doesn’t somehow offend Muslims by wearing one of your dresses. This likely stems from the popular discussion on “cultural appropriation.” Although, there’s no indication that a modest dress is particularly for a Muslim, or any other set of people for that matter. Modest dresses can and have been worn by people of all backgrounds and if you wish to wear this style of dress, there’s no need to hesitate.

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