Muslims make up about 24% of the world’s population, and despite coming from different countries, we are often thought of as a homogeneous bunch. The reality is, despite their similarities in religious beliefs and practices, most Muslims retain a lot of their own culture while practicing Islam. An Indonesian Muslim's culture and traditions can look very different from that of a Pakistani Muslim or a Muslim from the African states.
You can very clearly see how this diversity is celebrated during Eid-Ul-Fitri.
Eid ul fitri is a Muslim holiday; a day of celebration after a month of fasting and abstinence in Ramadan. And just like any other festivities, a major part of this celebration would be to dress up in your best outfits.
Whether it’s putting on mainstream clothes with a twist, or rocking ethnic outfits like a goddess, our instagram feed was truly a treat for the senses. From an intricate abaya, a beaded kaftan, to a salwar kameez, a gorgeouly drapped saree, a Kebaya or baju kurung or an African dress.
We’ve selected some of the best pictures that we cant stop gushing over. Bookmarking for inspiration for #Eid2018 of course !
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Pink and green goes really well together don't you think? We loved how she pulled it off with a simple neutral hijab.
Hanifa wowed us with her intricate gold saree and matching accessories. I mean just check out the intricate beading and gorgeous accessories to match!
To top it off, make up perfection, amirite?
I've got to admit, I'm a sucker for dark blue outfits and that may be the reason why my eyes were drawn to this particular one. But you have to admit that it's super gorgeous! Need to feel like a princess? Check ⎷. Breezy and comfortable enough to be holding on to a baby? Check ⎷. We're sold.
Ladies in SouthEast Asia typically don the 'Baju Kurung' or 'Baju Kebaya' for festivities and BashHarry stunned us in a mini kurung from the LS by Jovian collection. Paired with a Sweet Chilli Duck Scarf and red lips, this look is smoking hot ! ( Chilli .... hot... geddit..geddit? )
How gorgeous is her african inspired outfit?? The prints, the bell-sleeves and the matching headwrap to boot. And to top it off make up perfection with a touch of bright blue eyeshow. We're in .
The baju Kebaya is another style of dress popular with Muslim women in South East Asia, with subtle variations seen among women from Malaysia and Indonesia. This sheer embroidered kebaya worn with a printed 'kain' or skirt is definitely a win in our books!
Eid is typically celebrated for a month ( well at least in SouthEast Asia) so we'll be keeping an eye out for more fabulous pictures of Muslims celebrating over the weekends.
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