The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) organised a grand Hijab Exhibition on Saturday 27th February 2010 in the James Theatre in Watford for sisters only. It was a day full of great features including inspiring talks, fashion show, bazaar, auction, prizes and dinner. With great demand, the hall packed in around 350 sisters who were delighted with the educational and entertaining features of this event.
BEAUTY IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER
SISTERS EVENT OF THE YEAR!
SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2010 1pm – 7pm
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The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) organised a grand Hijab Exhibition on Saturday 27th February 2010 in the James Theatre in Watford for sisters only. It was a day full of great features including inspiring talks, fashion show, bazaar, auctio, prizes and dinner. With great demand, the hall packed in around 350 sisters who were delighted with the educational and entertaining features of this event.
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Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder: Review of Hijab Exhibition
On Saturday 27th February 2010, the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission held its very
first Hijab Exhibition organised exclusively for sisters only.
Entitled ‘Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder’, it was an event brimming with an
exciting line-up of performances including beautiful recitations from the Holy
Quran, English and Arabic nasheeds and AIM’s very own fashion show complimented
with some very inspiring talks.
The event also included an amazing auction where quite a few bargains were
snapped up by our fabulous audience with all proceeds going towards AIM’s future
projects. As part of the jampacked program, the exhibition hosted its own
fantastic raffle full of incredible prizes donated by many kind hearted
sponsors. To add to the flavour of the day, a magnificent bazaar (with all the
usual haggling of course!) crammed with a variety of impressive stalls was set
up offering a host of not-to-be-missed bargains. All this was followed by a
delicious selection of food at our free buffet stand!
The event was a celebration of hijab as well as an entertaining insight into how
contemporary standards of ‘fashion’ have lead to modesty being compromised.
Whether you wear an abaya, prefer cultural or even western clothing, there was
attire being modelled that everyone could relate to.
Selections of showcases introduced by some very informative speeches were
modelled to demonstrate the types of clothes worn by our sisters today. And our
panel of very prominent ‘Aalimas did a great job of pointing out some very
interesting and useful points on each category shown, leaving minds to ponder.
Showcases consisted of 5 major collections with an array of categories within
each collection. The show began with a casual collection exhibiting a range of
summer and winter wear as well as mixed and sisters’ only social gatherings.
This was followed by an interesting show of outfits from the formal collection,
consisting of work wear, university wear and school wear.
The show went on to the next showcase of Occasional wear which consisted of a
‘mixed family gatherings’ category as well as a ‘sisters only functions’
category followed by a glamorous collection of Bridal wear. Once again these
outfits were modelled according to the way in which sisters would wear them
today. This collection also consisted of the same two categories as the
The final showcase modelled was the ‘definitely NOT hijab’ collection which
consisted of all those bright, tight, overly done and ‘uncovered’ categories.
These categories showcased a range of outfits worn today, but which very
obviously do not fall within the hijab requirements.
Our fabulous models then entertained us further with a grand finale performance
that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The day ended with a thought provoking speech, a rewarding auction and prize
draw. Sufficient time was left at the end for attendees to browse the bazaar for
those ‘special buys’; not to forget that scrumptious dinner at the buffet stand!