Glittering and glamorous, mysterious and magical – take a look at today’s abaya, seen here like it has never been seen before.
On every continent, Muslims are counting down the days until July 20 and the start of Ramadan. The 30-day, dawn-’til-dusk fast is widely regarded as the most important month of the year, culminating in the three-day festival of Eid al-Fitr, a celebration of epic proportions that will kick off this year at sunset on August 18. What sets this important event apart from other festivals on the religious calendar is the mammoth build-up: homes are decorated, lanterns are lit, feasts are prepared, and everyone dresses up in their finest apparel – in fact, wherever possible, new clothing is the order of the day.
Contrary to some perceptions, there is no restriction on style, color or fabric – in fact, modesty is the only absolute requirement. For this reason, the array of exquisite garments available at this time of year in luxurious fabrics ornately embroidered and glittering with crystal embellishment, takes the breath away.