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

24 comments / Posted on by ANNAH HARIRI

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

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!

24 comments

  • Posted on by Elizabeth

    When I came to your site I asked the same question. If the dresses had significant meaning for those of the muslim faith, I didn’t want to taint that importance by wearing the dresses out of context. I was happy to read how many people have commented saying “If a woman wants to be modest then she should be allowed to, regardless of religion.” Your clothes are gorgeous and regardless of how or why someone came to your site I’m glad we can all enjoy your beautiful products.

  • Posted on by Rosemary

    I am a Christian woman who finds your clothing especially the dresses quite modest yet professional attire without revealing shape or being to tight. Your clothes are lovely, affordable and quite fashionable to compliment any women. So glad I found you signed new customer.

  • Posted on by Michelle

    I just want to say as a Christian woman I love your dresses. I often get compliments wearing your attire to the temple and I also get compliments in church. I do not see that religion should determine how we look at eachother or that ethnicity should be what determines relationships. I feel we are all children of God and never thought twice about ordering your dresses. I was so excited to find your site. I was looking for modest dresses and your company popped up on my facebook feed. I feel like you are doing wonderful work sharing your religion, culture, and talents with the world! Thank You!

  • Posted on by Barbara Smith

    Hello,

    Thank you for your timely response and sending the blog to express the concerns of other ladies with the same inquiry. I too thought the dressing style would be more associated with the Muslim faith but I also want to know how these clothes would look on a plus size girl for most of your models are thinner than I. I too, like the modesty of the clothing and the whimsical flow that it has in the movement of the garment. I hope that my questions did create a error in my asking, if I did offend, I please accept my apology.

    Barbara

  • Posted on by Minnie Warren

    I am Christian and I do so respect the Muslim Culture and attire. But, my love for the clothing is because of my own personal clothing style, love for flowing, lovely long lines and yes definitely modest for my personal body of that style. It happens to be an integral part of the Muslim culture and again I respect that and would never deliberately be disrespectful but it never crossed my mind really when I decided I loved Anna Hariri. The colors, flow, comfort and flattering styles are what drew me to them. I congratulate Ms. Hariri, she has a winner for entrepreneurship and, me and my clothing tastes.

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