The keffiyeh is the headdress worn by many Muslims in Middle Eastern countries. Also called shemagh or ghutra, this traditional headdress made of cotton was used to protect from the wind, sun and sun but also to distinguish city dwellers from rural people. Then, with the passing of years, it was democratized. It is now the emblem of the Palestinians and recalls the Arab revolt that took place on the eve of the Second World War.
All about the keffiyeh
The description of the keffiyeh varies according to its origin. Depending on whether it is a Palestinian keffiyeh, a muzzar from Yemen, or a ghoutra or a shemagh, worn by men from the Persian Gulf, the style may vary. It comes in many different colors. Some prefer to maintain it with an accessory specific to the Gulf countries: theIqal. It is a ring of cord that is placed on the head. Thus, this Islamic headdress remains in place despite the wind.
Moreover, the keffiyeh is nowadays an accessory of elegance. In Saudi Arabia, men are fond of this headdress. When worn with a high quality thobe, it makes the wearer look good. During an Umrah, you will find that many people wear it. The Imams of the Sacred Mosque, al masjid al haram, never discard it.
How to wear the keffiyeh with elegance?
Adorning yourself with a keffiyeh is the finishing touch to your attire. You should first dress in a nice thobeYou should first wear a pretty, preferably white, keffiyeh. Indeed, the authentic Sunnah teaches us that our best clothes are the whitest. In a hadith, the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, said:
"Dress in your white garments for they are certainly among your best clothes and use them as shrouds for your dead".
The keffiyeh is worn on the head. Before you put it on your head, you should first put on a kufi. You can find a large number of them by browsing our website. Then put the keffiyeh on your head.
We recommend that you iron it carefully to give it the desired stiffness. You can also perfume your Islamic headdress to accompany your days with an exceptional fragrance. In the Persian Gulf countries, men burn bakhoor then cover the whole censer with their keffiyeh. Thus, it is impregnated with the smell of the incense. Naturally, this population favours odours based on Oud, which is so prized in this part of the world.
Let us embody elegance by following the Sunnah of our Prophet
The Prophet taught us a number of invaluable precepts. One of them is that we should distinguish ourselves from non-Muslims in all matters. So let us follow the path of our Prophet in order to attain the pleasure of Allah. Allah the Most High said, close translation:
"Whoever obeys the Messenger certainly obeys Allah. And whoever turns his back... We have not sent you to them as a guardian.