August 10, 2013

Eid al-Fitr or Feast of Breaking the Fast is a significant religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate the end of Ramadan. 

have always been fascinated with the Islamic culture. From the Ottoman architecture, Arabic calligraphy, Persian literature and Indian Muslim jewelry. That's why I feel privileged that I got the chance to take these beautiful photos from this beautiful culture.

Armed with my camera, I went to the Eid al-Fitr Festival to catch a glimpse of the celebration which shows a variety of Muslim historical mementos such as jewelry, books, musical instruments, furnitures, statues and historical images.

These Islamic clothings has intricate designs and vivid colors.

The dainty details are painstakingly handmade, which makes the clothes a wearable piece of artSee it up-close.

Cool headgears.
 Wearing jewelry in Islam is acceptable, however, it was said that men from Islam are forbidden from wearing Gold for since it was widely used as a symbol of pride, arrogance and wealth by men in history. However, it is more acceptable for Muslim Women to indulge in their passion for Jewelry - as long as they too do not use it to display arrogance etc. Muslim Women wear more varieties of Jewelry such as earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets depending on their respective culture, background and individual taste. The pictures below are genuine Gold Islamic jewelries.
 These are costume jewelries.
 Colorful Malaysian hats and fans
Musical instruments
Historical images.

It was an amazing experience to be able to absorb the history of another culture very different from mine.

Thanks for reading,