To cater to the needs of its major patrons and clientele, Rekha’s have launched their new line of spiritual wear called the Hajj collections.
The Hajj or Umrah is a religious pilgrimage undertaken with strict adherence to the laws of the Shari’at called Ibadan. Men embarking on the Hajj need to focus only on the Almighty Allah and nothing else.
Rekha’s helps its Islamic brethren in adhering to the Ibadan by taking care of the clothing needs of the Hajj or Umrah travellers. Keeping in mind the religious norms and the ethnicity of its clientele, Rekha’s has promoted a wide variety of religious wear under its Hajj collections.
Comfort, convenience and conscious adherence to religious beliefs are the 3 elements in focus for the Hajj collections.
Muslims from all over the world undertake the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage. Depending on their ethnicity, their religious attire varies. The Hajj collections from Rekha’s encompasses a wide range of Thobes, Kanduras, Gandoras, Jellabiya, Bishts, Jubbahs and Shemaghs are available here to suit your preference.
The Thobe or Thawb is an ankle-length Arabic garment fashioned like a long tunic with long sleeves. It is usually worn in Arabic countries and in Egypt. Made of light cotton in warmer climes like the UAE or in sheep’s wool in Syria or Iraq, this Thobe is the preferred religious wear in most of the Moslem world.
Also called the Kandura in UAE, the Thobe is a long garment without a collar and is often worn in white or beige colours. In Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain, the Thobe is often called the Dishdasha. Some others call it the Suriyah Thobe or simply the Jubba.
A thobe or Thobe fashioned like a T-shirt with shorter sleeves is called a Gandora. It is popular in Morocco.
Variations in the Thobe
The Qatari Thobe has visible buttons, a perfect collar and buttoned sleeve cuffs. The Saudi Thobe has hidden buttons and open sleeve cuffs. The Kuwaiti or Bahrain Dishdasha has a circular collar, open sleeves and minimal buttons in the front. The UAE or Emarati Kandura has no collar and its buttons are hidden.
Whatever its name may be, the Thobe is the authentic Islamic clothing in the Arab world.
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The Thobe is often worn with a white cotton or flannel shirt and loose trousers.
Qatari style – The Qataris prefer to wear their Thobe with Mikasser pants and Tamima leather sandals. They wear a skull cap called Keffiyeh and a shawl called Ghutra to cover their heads. A black rope called Igal is used to frame the head and secure the Ghutra in place. The Igal is distinctly discernible with its 2 ends called the Karkusha which secure it with the Ghutra.
Saudi style – The Saudis prefer to wear their Thobe with a Shemagh for all seasons. The Shemagh is a red and white scarf around their necks. The Igal lacks the Karkusha here and the Thobe is fashioned in many fabrics including denim with even needlework and multiple colours.
Kuwaiti/Bahraini style – The Kuwaitis wear their Dishdasha with the traditional sandals. Of late, they prefer to wear coloured shirts under the Dishdasha and flaunt them with open buttons.
The Emarati Kandura – The Emarati Kandura is worn with a long kilt called Wozar and a Ghutra wrapped sometimes like a turban.
The Omani Dishdasha -The Omani Dishdasha is distinct only by its elaborate headdress called the Mussar. The Mussar made of cashmere or cotton and is richly embroidered or studded with stones.
The Bisht – The Bisht is a cloak of cashmere or camelhair wool worn over the Thobe. It is quilted and richly embroidered with beads, stones and sequins.
Headwear – Gaze at a heady range of religious headdresses at Rekha’s.
Simple cotton or wool Kufi caps, pointed Moroccan Fez caps, printed Qatari Keffiyehs, red and white Shemaghs, Ghutras, Omani Mussars …the list is endless.
Rekha’s team of expert craftsmen are all deeply trained in the art of religious costuming and spare no effort in maintaining the ethnicity or religiosity of your dress.
So with Rekha’s Hajj collections, all you have to do is pick your selection and stay focussed on your Ibadan.
Insha’Allah, Hajj Mubarak to each and every one of you.