Dress & Diet
Islam allows Muslims to eat everything which is healthy and good. It restricts certain items such as pork and its by-products, alcohol and any narcotic or addictive drugs (except for medicinal reasons).
According to the Quran men and women are equal before God; both created for the sole purpose of worshipping God through faith and good deeds. Islam means .Peace. and this is achieved when a person focuses on God, giving his or her entire mind, heart and soul to none other than the Creator. This liberates him or her from human subjugation; replacing fear with self-respect, weakness with strength, and conflict with tranquility.
Muslim men and women are thus both enjoined to dress modestly (called Hijab)covering the body in loose, non-transparent clothing. Islam has no fixed standard as to the style of dress or type of clothing that Muslims must wear and this varies across regions depending on cultures. This allows Muslims to focus on higher pursuits and encourages respectful interaction between the genders.
Islamic dress takes on many beautiful forms, reflecting the cultural diversity of Muslims from all over the world.