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I never thought there would be a follow up to the Muslim Man’s Guide to Style but I have good news for the brothers. Mullah fashion is finally high fashion. According to Style.com, Rolled-up pants are officially “in” for Fall 2008. Things are really starting to look up, first the big beard caught fire as the official fashion trend for NBA players, and now this.

Whether you love or hate Thom Browne and his high-water trousers, the man’s influence shows no sign of receding…yet. The good news about the rolled-up pant we saw all over the spring runways? That extra hidden length of fabric may come in handy when the tides of fashion do eventually turn. In other words, here’s the perfect way to both show a little ankle and cover your …

J.Lindeberg, Jacket, $825 and Pants, $380, all available at J.Lindeberg, NY, (212) 625-9403, jlindeberg.com

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Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters and Qalam Institute. He teaches Islamic seminars across the US including Khateeb Workshop and Fiqh of Social Media. He has served in varying administrative capacities for multiple national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow his work at ibnabeeomar.com.

35 Comments

35 Comments

  1. AnonyMouse

    February 23, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    This is way too awesome! :D

  2. Organic Muslimah

    February 23, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Warning: Sarcasm alert!

    Wow! Could you possibly take down the photos of the brothers? It’s much too hard to concentrate on the article with pictures of brothers wearing shorts and rolled up pants.

    Thank you!

  3. Amad

    February 23, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    They are not brothers, hence halal to look at ;)

    They are entertainers much like the ethiopian dancers that Aisha rd watched.

  4. zfnd

    February 23, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    * mentally pictures uncles in Lindeberg suit*

    It’s just not happening

    Now those shorts have quite a bit of potential…

  5. Organic Muslimah

    February 23, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Amad: I think you should start your fatwa site. People might like your opinions :)

  6. waleed

    February 23, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    lol those NBA pics are unupdated their beards are more longer especially drew gooden (in red).

  7. sincethestorm

    February 23, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    haha very cute..the article;). i think its high time the muslim bros have a fashion show.

  8. Yasir Qadhi

    February 23, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Hmmm… interesting.

    So now, if brothers start folding up their pants *only* in order to look cool, will they be rewarded for following the ‘sunnah’?!

  9. Ahmad AlFarsi

    February 24, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    while the nba beard style is nice mashaAllah… im still waiting for this to get in style =)

    http://men.style.com/slideshows/mens/standalone/upgrader/style/buy-hold-sell/0008h.jpg

  10. MR

    February 24, 2008 at 1:23 AM

    Man you shop on expensive sites.

  11. ibnabeeomar

    February 24, 2008 at 2:52 AM

    MR – no shopping on those sites.. you can get this stuff in pakistan for a few hundred rupees ;)

  12. coolguymuslim

    February 24, 2008 at 8:25 AM

    assalamu alaykum,

    according to the New York Times, beards are “sexy”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/23/fashion/thursdaystyles/23BEARDS.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

  13. Muslim007

    February 24, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Brothers,

    The disheveled masjid look is no longer acceptable, clean it up!

  14. Zaynab

    February 24, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    I am the only one wondering why br.Omar was on Style.com…

    I wonder if ‘abayas will become cool? Fashion Week 09 here we come ;)

  15. talib

    February 24, 2008 at 10:56 PM

    Salaam.

    I have an idea. How bout MSA across the nation start the rolled up pants fashion and set the trend officially…it will be quite encouraging for the bros on the border line.

    and personally, its not about the fashion, its about finding an “excuse” to roll up the pants…but I get the point br. Yasir is making.

  16. Amar

    February 25, 2008 at 7:48 AM

    This question is kind of relevant because it’s about the beard and fashion.

    Does anyone know how one can get the beard to have that “soft, never been shaved flowy” look?

  17. Malik

    February 25, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    So beards with silk suits worn over a t-shirt with rolled-up pant legs?

    What, do you guys enjoy looking like Sonny Crocket?

  18. AnonyMouse

    February 25, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Does anyone know how one can get the beard to have that “soft, never been shaved flowy” look?

    Never shave it. Use conditioner. Use a brush with spokes large/ small enough to suit your beard hair’s length and texture.

    – Courtesy of my observations of Abu AnonyMouse’s beard-care tips and tricks ;)

  19. Amad

    February 25, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    wow, mouse, you are a strong observer! Doesn’t Abu-mouse (which sounds really weird) feel a little “watched” sometime?

  20. AnonyMouse

    February 25, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    I have good spying skills… that, and Abu AnonyMouse’s tendency to be absent-minded and oblivious about things and people around him, have contributed to my being able to collect these fascinating factoids :D

  21. Yasir Qadhi

    February 26, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Absolutely perfect, the niqab’s in fashion too now:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7264852.stm
    (second picture)

    Ok, ok, I agree, they need to ‘modify’ it a bit, but hey, give them some credit. It’ll take them some time to get it down to an art; perfectly narrow eye-strips; shiny black material; breathable cotton over the nose; velcro fasteners on the side; choice of double or single layer for design….

    It’s a start at least… ;)

  22. Amad

    February 26, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    great find YQ sahib…

    It seems like there is a boot stuck in that hijab though… probably a slip of a mind… the lady’s in a rush, she picks up the hijab and niqab, and forgets there is a boot in it. And now its fashion.

    You know as I am thinking about it… this boot space could be utilized for undercover baggage…. like for instance, if you are going to the theater… you can put a nice big popcorn bag and coke can instead of the boot, and avoid the high-prices at the theater. I already like it.

  23. ibnabeeomar

    February 26, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    the question was posed as to why i was on style.com, but the more pressing issue here is why shaykh sahib was checking out Japanese designer Junya Watanabe’s autumn-winter 2008-2009 ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris. :)

  24. Amad

    February 26, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    fiqh al-contemporary-waqt

    the need to keep up with all sort of things… what if shaykh sahib gets asked a question if it is halal to see the Junya’s fashion show? Or if the boot scarf-niqab would constitute proper hijab?

  25. Dawud Israel

    February 26, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    ^

    *cough* He’s getting a another wife *cough* :)

    Also another HUGE fashion you totally missed is the Palestinian Arab scarves–the shmeghs. These things are EVERYWHERE now. I keep thinking kuffar are Muslim cuz of them. If you haven’t seen them check out below…

    http://www.patriciafield.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=655

    http://www.bglam.com/2007/03/trend-watch-shemagh-scarves.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shemagh

  26. Dawud Israel

    February 26, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Has anyone else noticed the beanie cap trend as well?

    Some of these beanies look almost identical to topis or kufis…

  27. SK

    February 26, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Rolled up pants, niqabs, beards, etc., I HOPE they don’t come into fashion…what will be left distinguishing the Muslims? Just kidding, it’s pretty cool that the fashion trends are heading this way. (Clean-shaven needs to hurry up and LEAVE already)

  28. Amad

    February 26, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    If you walk in Philly, rolled up pants, big beards, etc. are already the greatest fashion statements. In fact, when I first came here, I was surprised to find brothers chilling out with half-naked women on the streets, until I realized they weren’t Muslims. In fact, I approached one, dressed upon the sunnah, to ask if he was muslim, to which he quipped, “yeah i know some”.

    Also, in Philly, its wise to have a kufi on… brothers watch out for other brothers!

  29. SaqibSaab

    February 27, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Drew Gooden recently debuted on the Bulls after a trade with his former team, the Cavs and I am shocked the the nature of this man’s beard. I can’t help buy gawk at him as he hustles up and down the court thinking, “man, he looks SOOOO Muslim!”

    Pic: http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2557/drewgoodenbeardnx6.jpg

  30. alhamdulilah

    February 29, 2008 at 2:10 AM

    Abu AnonyMouse has an AWESOME beard.

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  33. harxxn

    June 18, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    well, in one way its a good trend:
    it should encourage us to follow all of the sunnah…

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