This month the celebrations of Eid Milad-un-Nabi are being held all over the world and men and women alike are attending numerous holy events in order to commemorate the joyous occasion of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth. Men usually wear jubbas as a Sunnah of the holy Prophet to the Milads in order to completely obey his preaching and follow in his footsteps. Women opt to wear abayas on top of their normal outfits, as they provide a loose fitting cloak to cover themselves in. This pleases Allah as well as his messenger and is also deemed appropriate for religious gatherings.
Normally the colours of Islam are considered to be white and green; therefore, women choose to get elegant abayas in these neutral and religious colours for the Milad gatherings. There is no harm in getting embroidered or embellished abayas, as long as they are not too loud and attention grabbing. Women’s dressing in Islam is supposed to be conservative in order to avoid unnecessary attention from the people around them as well as to preserve their modesty. Due to this reason, white or light green both are subdued colours that suit the purposes of attending such Islamic events.
The upcoming occasions also provided a chance for the Islamic designers to launch their dress lines for the month of Rabi-ul-Aw’al. Many designers and clothing stores showcased beautiful and elegant white abayas with Swarovski crystals, embroideries, sequences and other trimmings to create exceptional outfits for a special occasion. In addition, certain abayas were blended subtly with shades of green to incorporate both the colours of the religion. These abayas provided just the perfect outfit to wear to the various Milads being held.
In addition these abayas are also accompanied by hijabs to match and compliment them. These head coverings are made with coordinating fabrics and colours, in order to make a complete outfit. The religious festivities of Eid Milad-un-Nabi create an atmosphere of happiness and joy for the entire Muslim community. All participating followers look forward to this holy month and plan out the Milads way in advance of the beginning of the month in order to fully utilize the blessed month for worship and prayers. As soon as the events are chalked out, the next step especially for the ladies is to purchase outfits that are appropriate for the various religious gatherings. This ensures that all preparations are complete before the arrival of the month which will lead people of faith through an emotionally and spiritually stimulating period.