Trends (Fiqh of Fashion and Clothing)
- Course Outline
How Fashion Can Bring You Closer To Allah
What if the way you matched your clothes
… or styled your hair…
… or whatever it is you do that makes you feel beautiful…
… also made you feel spiritual?
What if the way you express your personality every day…
… no longer feels like a confusing, gray area in Islam?
In fact… what if it feels like a natural extension of your Muslim identity.
Can You Be on Trendy & Be a Good Muslim?
There’s a lot of guilt imposed on wanting to look good and dress trendy.
They say it’s because of these 2 narrations of the Prophet ﷺ:
“He who imitates any people (in their actions) is considered to be one of them.” [Abu Dawud]
“He who has, in his heart, an ant's weight of arrogance will not enter Jannah.” [Muslim]
You see that’s only half the narration! The Prophet ﷺ continues to say:
“Allah is Beautiful, He loves beauty.
Arrogance means ridiculing and rejecting the truth and looking down on people.”
What Does it Mean to Dress Like a Muslim?
Some may see a thawb and skull cap as the ideal depiction of a Muslim.
The truth is the Prophet ﷺ himself did not dress like that. He dressed in the cultural norm of the Arabs at the time…
… be they Muslim or not.
… and it was never a thawb.
It comes as a surprise to many that Islam doesn’t teach us what to wear. It only gives us guidelines…
...and the creativity is left up to us.
Piercings, Faux Hawks, and Man Buns
While questions about beards, hijabs, pant-lengths, and abayas will be answered in this seminar…
… we’re fully aware the inquiries have gone well beyond that now.
This will be a colorful, eye-opening experience for both the advanced student of knowledge AND the beginner…
… as we look at textual evidence to things like:
Ethically produced clothing vs sweatshops
Entering the fashion industry and modeling
Men’s hijab, skinny jeans, and hairstyles
Body piercings for men and women
Dying your hair unnatural colors
Impact of hair oils and gels on wudu
Spending on “luxury” even if you can afford it
Muslim women’s representation in pop culture & social media
T-shirts with images (skulls, comic book logos, silhouettes, etc.)
Extract the Spirituality of Fiqh
Fiqh gets a bad rap. It isn’t a series of yes’s and no’s.
The truth is: Fiqh of Clothing can be incredibly uplifting, empowering and spiritual.
See, this class isn’t simply about what you can and can’t do. That’s not productive.
Rather, the objective of this seminar is to empower you with positive change you can apply almost immediately.
How to Express Your Identity With Confidence
The word “haraam” gets thrown around a lot. At times, we’re even made uncomfortable entering the masjid the way we dress.
A lot of that is based on misinformation and cultural bias.
This seminar focuses on finding your identity as a Muslim living in the West…
… being comfortable in your own skin…
… whether it’s in a masjid or on the street.
It’s about understanding what you can take from the cultures we live in and make it our own as practicing Muslims.
It’s about coming closer to Allah by understanding the significance and value of the clothing you wear.
Say, "Who has forbidden the adornment of Allah which He has produced for His servants and the good [lawful] things of provision?"
Say, "They are for those who believe during the worldly life [and] exclusively for them on the Day of Resurrection."
Thus do We detail the verses for a people who know.