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(Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe

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A growing demand for abayas in India's metropolitan cities due to the advent of e-commerce has penetrated places including, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha and Telegana.
Saudi women have started wearing more colorful abayas in recent years, the light blues and pinks in stark contrast with the traditional black.
On his weekly radio program, al-Mutlaq, who is a member of the of the highest jurisprudence committee in the country which is allowed to issue religious edicts, said that as long as women wear modest clothing that does not reveal details of their bodies, they are free to wear any sort of clothes, as long as they match Islamic requirements, adding that women are not obligated to wear abayas, which are loose-fitting robes.
Ebtisam, 33, from Budaiya, said: "While fashion is always changing in the Middle East, abayas will always remain timeless, with different designs here and there.
Apart from stating that only black abayas be worn, the notA[degrees] ice also specified that they not be formA[degrees]fitting, and if the abaya is an open one, then students must not wear anything too revealing underneath.
Moreover, women are constantly looking for new and innovative designs in the world of abayas.
But not everyone was sold on the idea of abayas making a comeback.
An official, who did not want to be named, said there had been many complaints from customers which prompted the municipality to offer abayas to women "who are not sensitive to the emirates' culture" and not following the dress code.
As a result, the Abayas dismantled the statues and hid these in different parts of the family house and other storage areas.
People's Democratic Party ( PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti is usually seen in an abaya with stylish headscarf while the National Conference's legislative council member Shahnaz Ganai prefers to imitate former Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar in her dress code.
AN exhibition highlighting the tradition and unique designs of abayas will be held this weekend.
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) will hold the fifth edition of Hya Abayas exhibition from June 4 to 9.
However, these kind of abayas can come with unforeseen hazards.
Shehna Hussain, an Indian national born and raised in Dubai, is an emerging fashion designer, who, like many entrepreneurs, needed a way to showcase - and sell - her designs, bringing her distinctive and exceptional range of abayas, adding a different taste to the local fashion market , and particularly during an important time like Ramadan and Eid.