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Muslim Women Clothing

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas as Security Threats
in response to reader comment: Becoming Out Of Necessity Modernized Especially for Winter's Climates With Islamic Dress

Submitted by Eman (United States), Dec 18, 2010 at 10:40

I live in a snowy climate and any woman that wants to dress in a long dress is able to do so. Under the long dress I wear long underwear and thgh high Birkenstock boots. Denim dresses can be cared for easily so when I shovel or snow blow our drive way and walkway along with my non-Muslim disabled neighbor's (as an act of charity). This is what I wear with a winter coat and a heavier scarf. For just getting around in the snow most people leave their homes, go to their cars and into the place they choose to go to, so there isn't a problem with regular Islamic dress.

Most Islamic communities have a lady that sews for money and many of the mosque also have ladies that teach sewing. So you may not be able to find heavier clothing on the internet but if there's a need there's a way. Please remember women wore long dresses until the 1900 and they functioned just fine in all types climates doing all types of work. So I do not find dresses according to what I believe is correct for me a problem nor oppressive.

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