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Jilbab : The legislated garment for Women according to the Quran and the Sunnah

The clothing of Muslim women in Islam is a subject that has caused a lot of ink to flow when things would be so simple if Muslims and Muslims conformed to the Koran and the Sunnah of our good prophet, Peace and Salvation be upon him , his family and companions.

The Jilbab Woman, a Muslim outfit mentioned in the Quran.

The jilbab, also called in France and in other countries Jilbeb or Djilbab, is a loose garment worn by the veiled woman wanting to conform to the dress rules of Islam and its perfect Shari'a. The jilbab ranks today as the number 1 Islamic garment in the ready-to-wear of Muslim women. The word Jilbab, in the plural Jalabib, derives its origin from the holy words of Allah as it was revealed to our Beloved Prophet, peace and salvation of Allah be upon him, in Surah Nour:

(...) And tell the believing women to lower their eyes, to keep their chastity, and to show of their finery only what appears, and that they draw back their veil on their breasts; and that they only show their finery to their husbands (...)>

The 8 conditions of the jilbab of the Muslim Women :

We have seen that the Islamic veil is a divine obligation with regard to the female sex and that everything is obligatory under conditions. Islamic jurisprudence and in particular the noble scholar Nasir Al-Din Al-Albani have explained the 8 conditions of the jilbab of the Muslim woman as follows:

It should cover the whole body except the face.

It should not be an adornment.

It must be thick so that it is not transparent.

It should be wide so that no part of the body is molded.

It must not be perfumed.

It should not look like men's clothes.

It must not resemble the clothes of non-Muslim women.

It doesn't have to be a dress code.

How is a jilbab worn ?

The main purpose of a jilbab is to cover the forms of the Muslim woman so that she is not a temptation for men. The jilbab brings modesty and modesty, it is generally worn over other feminine clothes such as house dress, pants or abaya.

The jalabibs, plural of the word jilbab, can be designed in one and the same piece from head to toe called Jilbab 1 Piece. However, the jilbab can be composed of two parts, a cape and a flared skirt, it will then be a two-piece jilbab. There is also the 2 Piece Jilbab consisting of a cape and a harem pants.

The upper part of the jilbab has a headband to put on the forehead then surrounds the head to lace it above the neck. Thus, the one-piece jilbab or the cape of the two-piece jilbab are held firmly by this headband at head level. Very practical, the jilbab can be worn quickly thanks to its headband which can be of the same fabric as the jilbab or in lycra material for more elasticity and comfort around the ears.

The lower part of the jilbab which can be, as we have seen above, a skirt or a sarouel (depending on conditions) is held around the waist and allows you to put it on very quickly.

As for the sleeves, they can be in the shape of a butterfly, so we will speak of a Saudi jilbab, semi-butterfly like the El Bassira jilbab with elastic sleeves or sleeves with a lycra end.

The jilbab is also an ideal Women Garment for Prayer.

Wearing the jilbab to go to the mosque or to pray at home allows the Muslim woman to meet all the conditions of Islamic clothing. Easy to put on, the jilbab is the ideal ally for the veiled woman on a daily basis. Both for doing salat, going shopping or visiting akhawat and relatives, the jilbab is the Muslim dress for women par excellence. It is also perfect to wear during the pilgrimage to Mecca or during an Umrah with a fabric that is airy and meets the 8 conditions mentioned above. We also take this opportunity to remind our filLah sisters that the shoes you wear with your jalabib should not be decorated and that your feet should be covered when you pray.

What are the fabrics used to make a quality jilbab ?

The jilbab is a feminine garment that is worn daily. It must be made from comfortable, airy, durable fabrics and above all in accordance with Islamic legislation as explained in the second paragraph. Particular attention must be paid to the finishes and the quality of the seams so that the jilbab can withstand sustained use.

The Al Madeenah jilbab, like the El Bassira jilbab meets the conditions of the Muslim woman's jilbab by offering you a complete collection of 1-piece jilbab or 2-piece jilbab. Our jalabibs are available in three different fabrics with more than 20 different colors. Discover our beautiful fabrics:

Jilbab Microfiber Woolpeach: a light, opaque and fluid fabric.

Jilbab Nidha: a silky, opaque fabric available in a wide variety of colors.

Jilbab Mumtaz: a new textured, opaque fabric with a fabulous fallout.

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