Islam and Fashion: Style Islam

Muslims have used fiction, poetry, and music to relay to the world the message that Islam is about peace and does not condone violence. Fashion is also a medium on that list. Melih Kesmen began Style Islam, an Islamic-themed clothing line, in Germany three years ago and now it is in high demand in Europe and the Middle East.

Kesmen began the project after the Danish cartoon controversy. He wanted to challenge the stereotypes of Islam that were being circulated.  Using hip clothing style, Kesmen introduced a new way to expose people to the core messages of the faith, at the center of which is peace.

Some of the designs read: “Terrorism has no religion,” “Hijab. My right. My choice. My life,” and “Jesus & Muhammad: Brothers in Faith.” The clothing line shows that Islam is about more than what appears in the media–it can be hip, too.

What do you think of these designs? Is clothing a good way to relay a message? Can a tee-shirt change people’s minds about Islam? Please share your thoughts below.

4 thoughts on “Islam and Fashion: Style Islam

  1. i like the idea!
    we really need such beautiful & artistic ways to send the big message: Islam = peace.

  2. ISLAM SHOULD BE PROPAGATED WITH EVERY RIGHTLY MEANS POSSIBLE. KUDOS, HE SHOULD KEEP IT UP. GOD BLESS THE MUSLIM UMMAH

  3. hmm… islam in style IS a way of pulling people towards islam… but if it’s a bit overdone, it might end up to be a sin. e.g. if a girl attracts other males even unintentionally, it will end up to be a sin. a girl should always be aware of her surroundings in islam. so style in islam is ok, but it should be limited to an extent that won’t create new feelings within the pervert males of today.