The keffiyeh is the headdress worn by a large number of 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, over the years, it has been 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: the Iqal. 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 get rid of it.
How to wear the keffiyeh with elegance?
Wearing a keffiyeh is the finishing touch to your outfit. First, you should wear a nice thobe, preferably white. Indeed, the authentic Sunnah teaches us that our best clothes are the whitest. In a hadith, Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, said:
"Dress in your white clothes 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 must first put on a kufi. You will find a lot of them on 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 and then cover the entire censer with their keffiyeh. This way, the keffiyeh is impregnated with the scent of the incense's effluvium. Naturally, this population favors odors based on Oud, so prized in this corner of the world.
Let us embody elegance by following the Sunna of our Prophet
The Prophet taught us a number of invaluable precepts. He advised us to be different from non-Muslims in every way. So let us follow the path of our Prophet in order to attain Allah's pleasure. 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.