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Again, religion. By end of this year I might just find that one religion I’ll stick to. Many of us know of the hijabs. They are the most common of the religious clothings. The hijab is worn by a muslim woman, most of the time covering whole of the body and face. This got me wondering, what about the christians? Back to the hijabs, they are refered to by different names according to types and places worn. Arab version is called bashiya, chaadar in Pakistan and paranja in Central Asia. The hijab has many names; burqa, burkha, al-amira, shayla, khimar, chador and many others I don’t know of. One might think only the women wear religious clothings. That is not true. The turban, worn by men is also a form of religious clothing. It is common in the shia muslims. A shemagh is just another type of turban too.

The religious clothings are not only for the Muslims too. The Jewish people have the Tzitzit and Kippah which is worn during prayers. Their Kabbalah Red string is a fascinating one. It protects one from the evil one’s eyes. Christians of the Latter-day-saints have temple garments received at their endowment. Anabaptists wear vestments. The Catholics have the cassock worn by priests and the pope. The most sophisticated of the religious clothings is( in my opinion) of the baptised Khalsa Sikhs. The 5ks. Kesh, Kanga, Karha, Kachhehra and Kirpan. You can check it out. The one that reminded me of the beautiful side of human nature is the peace mala. A symbolic bracelet used to represent the Golden Rule. This stands for the mutual respect of the 16 spiritual paths. Or is it the religious paths?

My stand on religious clothings is not about picking one. No, I love all of them. Diversity is the spice of life. My stand is that there should be no rules governing them. In fact, there should be an international holiday to celebrate the different religions by showcasing the different types of religious clothings. I would definitely rock the 5Ks of the Khalsa Sikhs.


Published by odfellah

Simple and understanding. Out here for the betterment of a society am part of.


  1. That was a very interesting read; so much I didn’t know!
    I googled the 5Ks of the Khalsa Sikhs and tend to agree with you regarding the garb. I know religion is not only about the clothing worn. However, they did look rather cool…

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  2. I agree with you that there should be a day that should honor all religions and religious dress. Religions should not divide people, they should unite people.


    1. True. Of late I have been following much of Ziggy Marley the musician and he talks about religion separating us. So he says love is his religion, I couldn’t agree more. Let us unite man!


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