Monday, October 29, 2012

Sleepwear into Islamicwear

Asalamu Alaykom,

We love our pajamas.  Some of us (cough, cough) are still in our pajamas...or "sleepwear".  That makes it sound better, doesn't it?

Sleepwear is comfortable.

Guess what?  In Islam, comfort is key to choosing your clothes.  Basically, whatever you love as sleepwear is only a few steps away from being Islamicwear.

If you like to lounge around in a big T-shirt

then try cotton-knit separates

                                                                      Source: via Yosra on Pinterest

If you like a short nightgown

then try a tunic top

                                                                        Source: via Yosra on Pinterest

If you like a long nightgown

you might like a long galabiya or dress.

                                                                               Source: via Yosra on Pinterest

Those who wear robes

might like an abaya

Pajama wearers

can put on a shalwar khamez as a good alternative

Actually the word, "pajama" is derived from Urdu/Hindi पैजामा.  Read more...

pajamas (n.) Look up pajamas at
1800, pai jamahs "loose trousers tied at the waist," worn by Muslims in India and adopted by Europeans there, especially for nightwear, from Hindipajama, probably from Pers. paejamah, lit. "leg clothing," from pae "leg" (from PIE *ped- "foot," see foot (n.)) + jamah "clothing." Modern spelling (U.S.) is from 1845. British spelling tends toward pyjamas.

So, the next time you wonder about whether or not you could ever wear Muslim fashions, realize that you already are----every time you wear pajamas!


HijabPrincess said...

Haha love it, its actually my biggest dream to stay in my PJs all day without looking weird. Saw a woman in a ladies only hair dresser in Egypt with only Pyjamas and thought shes weird, but after she throw over her niqab plus long and loose abaya I realized shes just super clever :) Love ur blog <3

Have a great day, best wishes from Germany. Step by my blog if you like.

Marie Vie said...

I love your post dear! That is definitely so true. Being comfortable makes a big difference. Good ideas there.

Hope you are all well and had a wonderful Eid.

Much love.

Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom HijabPrincess,

Glad you liked it! Funny store about the hair dresser's. Ya, I bet the stylists get to know a LOT of what goes on under the veil. That's actually one big reason why my hub hasn't wanted me to go to the neighborhood lady here.

Thanks for your nice comment on the blog. I just re-tooled the look so I hope you like it even better now. I'll have to stop by to visit you---in Germany?! I wonder how Muslims are doing there! I'll have to find out :)

Asalamu Alaykom Marie,

Maybe we're both old enough to have gone through the tight jeans phase of fashion. I remember sitting in class with this stomach ache from all the squeezing those pants were doing! I can't go back to that. It's all about long, loose, and natural fabrics for me :)

Thanks always for stopping by!

Love and Light!