Ramadhan is always a fun time of the Muslim year…while fasting in the summertime can indeed be trying, its offset by the blessings which come with it, along with the fun too! Everyone looks forward to seeing friends and relatives, socializing, eating special foods, praying taraweeh in jama’ah and basically using the time as a bit of a “spiritual cleanse”…its also a time when everyone runs out to get a new dress, jilbab or abaya!
Shukr has some very lovely styles up for the Ramadhan and Eid holiday. In particular their Salihat collection which I mentioned previously. I am really loving the swishy drape and the use of embroidery on their garments. Ofcourse as ive mentioned many times previously…their garments are really high quality and are built to last for many years of wearing enjoyment, alhamdullah.
Here are some of their newest designs which really caught my eye. In all honesty, i dislike ordering online from most places as really you can’t be sure of their quality or longevity, but again as I just mentioned and I’m sure others will agree…you generally dont have that problem with Shukr items.
This unique and kind of intricate long tunic/summer manteau
This swishy summer jilbab…I love the Opal color! How soothing.
This dress screams sisters party! Its so lively with a bit of an Indian look.
As a side thought…Sigh, I do miss those wonderful Saudi dates…you really can not find really good dates here where I am in the US…OK, Maybe Dearborn or someplace with a massive and huge Arab population but here in my city…nope, we get Tunisian dates which are very dark and syrupy sweet and not really to my taste and those huge hunkering Medjool dates which are OK…but kind of dry and fibery…I really miss those melt-in your mouth, drool-worthy Saudi dates, not too sweet, not too dry…especially those kind which I show above where they are half ripe. The unripe part is kind of hard yet juicy with a slight piquancy and the bottom is melt-in your mouth delicious…sigh…