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“In The Nation of Islam, the sisters had sewing classes and my wife would sometimes stay up days with the machine making garments. And when they stepped out: They were a fashion model—not by the freaks of Paris and Rome, and New York. But, you are creative women. Create things that you would love to see yourself in that covers you, but displays you as a highly-civilized woman!” —The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Since the inception of the Nation of Islam in the West, the class of women who are called Muslim Girls’ Training and General Civilization Class (M.G.T. and G.C.C.), have always been known for their way of covering. The garment, designed by Master Fard Muhammad and implemented by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for the women in Islam, is not only a fashion statement unmatched by any other woman in or outside religion, but is a direct declaration of war against the negative ideals of Western and European styles of so-called fashion.
From the quality of fabric, stitching, cut, and the obvious modest covering, the women in the Nation of Islam have established their throne of fashion that even women in Christianity marvel at. The magnificent creativity that comes from within the mind of the M.G.T. and G.C.C. can only be described as heavenly, awe-inspiring, regal and of God, Himself.
On October 15, 2016, the ultimate declaration of war will be made.
The call of the 10, 000 Fearless Women Backing the 10,000 Fearless Men in Islam has been given and on that night approximately 10 Islamic fashion designers will open the gates of righteous coverings for the entire world to witness. This evening, the world will behold the truth of cutting-edge fashion, trends that are timeless in essence, and women who are in love with covering themselves beautifully.
The Islamic fashion weekend will cause other so-called fashion weeks to pale in comparison. If one was ever asked to imagine the face and presence of God in the feminine, it would be perfectly captured in this dispensation of time, in the finest of wardrobes.
Organized by Sister Carmin Muhammad, owner of Al-Nisa Designs in Chicago, Illinois and featuring various Islamic designers from all over the country, the city of Atlanta, will be transformed into a Holy City, a Mecca of righteous threads.
During an exclusive interview in Hurt2Healing Magazine, published by Ebony Safiyyah Muhammad, the question was posed to Sister Carmin of what thoughts crossed her mind that inspired her to organize the first Islamic Fashion Weekend. She responded, “This is something that has to happen. I’ve got to do something where I bring together Muslim women designers and have our own fashion week. We premier to the world who WE are through the clothing line.”
This Islamic fashion weekend and show will be a statement of divine unity among women in Islam. Woven within the display of modest fashion will be musical performances by hip hop artist and songstress, Akilah Nehanda Muhammad of Houston, Texas. There will be special segments dedicated to Mother Tynnetta Muhammad and Prince. It was confirmed that the First Lady of the Nation Of Islam, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, will showcase her fashion line, Newell Apparel.
This will be a weekend that is sure to go down in history, that will set a new standard in the fashion industry on a universal level. The tide of a New Civilization and a New Woman is upon us!
This fashion extravaganza will take place, Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. N.E. in the International Ballroom North in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tickets are available for purchase, but there is limited space. Visit IslamicFashionWeekend.net, for more information and to purchase tickets.
To read the exclusive in depth interview about Carmin Muhammad, her insight on Islamic fashion, modesty and her history as a designer click here: The Exclusive With Carmin Muhammad