By Yedida Kalfon Stillman
This richly illustrated quantity is a ancient and ethnographic research of 1 vital element of Arab and Islamic fabric tradition - garments. whereas partially descriptive, its central concentration is at the evolution and ameliorations of modes of gown during the last 1400 years during the heart East, North Africa, and for the center a while, Islamic Spain. Arab garments is handled as a part of an Islamic vestimentary approach and is mentioned in the context of the social, non secular, esthetic, and political traits of every age.In addition to the 5 ancient chapters, 3 chapters are dedicated to significant issues of Arab gown background - the costume code for non-Muslims, the $64000 socio-economic and political establishment of luxurious materials and clothes of honor, and the main recognized and regularly misunderstood establishment of veiling.
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96; for thawb, see al-Bukh§rÊ, ‘aÈÊÈ, Kit§b al-Magh§zÊ, b§b 16. For veiling as a defense against the evil eye, see al-Ißfah§nÊ, Kit§b al-Agh§nÊ, VI, p. 33; XI, p. 28; XIII, p. 137; XV, p. 157; also Julius Wellhausen, Reste arabischen Heidentums, 3rd edition (W. de Gruyter: Berlin, 1961)2, p. 196. 46 al-Bukh§rÊ, ‘aÈÊÈ, Kit§b al-Lib§s, b§b 37, nos. 3-4. 47 al-N§bigha al-Dhuby§nÊ, DÊw§n al-N§bigha al-Dhuby§ni, ed. MuÈammad Abu ’l-Fa·l Ibr§hÊm (D§r al-Ma#§rif: Cairo, 1990), p. 47, vs. 25. 45 22 chapter one Each sandal might have one or two laces (shir§k or shir§k§n).
Although not anywhere near to the same degree as Judaism, Islam also exhibited considerable concern for ritual impurity caused, inter alia, by any issue or flux from the human sexual organs. Intercourse, menstruation, and seminal emissions rendered not only a person ritually unclean, but could also in certain circumstances render clothing touched by emissions impure and therefore unfit to be worn during prayer. 60 Garments stained with sperm also required washing before they could be worn for prayer.
17 The Prophet is given aqbiya muzarrara (qab§"s adorned with buttons) as gifts: Ibn \anbal, Musnad IV, 328; and on another occasion he is also given aqbiya min dÊb§j (qab§"s of brocade): al-Bukh§rÊ, ‘aÈÊÈ, Kit§b al-Khums, b§b 11 and Kit§b al-Adab, b§b 82. , Kit§b al-Lib§s, b§b 12; Muslim, ‘aÈÊÈ, Kit§b al-Lib§s, ÈadÊth 23; and also in al-Nas§"Ê and Ibn \anbal. 16 pre-islamic arabia and the early umma 13 of some sort over everything else when appearing in public. In the case of the less well-to-do, the mantle or outer wrap might be the only garment over the underwear, and there are numerous ÈadÊths dealing with questions of public modesty which arose because of the common presence of men dressed in a single wrap at prayer.