What is under the abaya?

What do local women wear under their abayas?

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Pennypit stop said it

Pennypit stop said it correctly.

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Rizka and all

consiouseffort is 100% right ------ u will find very less people how will show u right way Help people, the Allah ( God) will help you

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Single guy seemed very much

bored and getting very inquisitive. Look outside world my friend which is very beautiful and stop peeping inside.

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Thanks for the explanation

Thanks for the explanation conciouseffort. RP - glad you found my comment amusing, though it was actually written in all seriousness with no sarcasm or humour intended.

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just for ur curiosity

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It was a simple

It was a simple straighforward innocent question. Why do some people have to read other things into it? Thanks for those who attempted to explain properly.

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consciouseffort...

great post..thank you!!! It wasn't boring at all and you explained beautifully!! If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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A Lot of Thanks to 'ABAYA'

They are free to wear any thing under the 'ABAYA' it's their very personal issue, But in abayas they look respectable... at least they respect the society..

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Anything they bloomin well like

I expect and good for them. I love the Abaya, it covers a multitude of sins for me. I loved having to wear one in Saudi. Meant that I could wear anything underneath that was comfortable. Great idea. My thoughts are my own, but I doubt my Mum would agree with some of them.

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Has The Mystery SOLVED

Has The Mystery SOLVED ?? Did anyone found out wats under the ABAYA ? Is it the round round spongy body or something else ?? Everything you need to know about living in Doha, Qatar

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well eco...

if you go through life thinking everyone has an ulterior motive behind every question then you are going to live a really sad and pathetic life. why not give people the benefit of the doubt and open your eyes to a more positive way of thinking? Makes life much more enjoyable. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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ahh but dmigty...

we know what's under those because they are white and you can see through them when the wind blows them up against the body...its either the white pants, or regular briefs...so far been lucky and not seen anyone going commando... If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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I've been here nearly 3

I've been here nearly 3 years and have no idea what they wear. I catch the odd glimpse of some high heels and the hem of a pair of jeans, but that's it. Why does everyone assume we should know what they wear? It's not like we can go up and ask them, or stare long enough to find out, is it?

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ahh rizks...

now we know..you've been fantasizing about what's under there...see, tallg hasn't so he still wonders what's under there...now you know TG... If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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Normal clothes or

Normal clothes or dresses...what else would they wear??? Although, in AD one had La Senza underwear on and nowt else!

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Thanks panda...

if only mankind would learn from dogs, we would be a much kinder and relaxed world. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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my sister often go to souk

my sister often go to souk in saudi wearing shorts and blouse underneath the abaya. :-) mo lang!

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Scarlett, can we safely assume that those abayas,....

are comparable to western coats? Sort off 'cause they really have their full clothes under it! "dgoodrebel will always be the rebellious good one"

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tallg you are funny..very funny

Tallg said: I've been here nearly 3 years and have no idea what they wear. I catch the odd glimpse of some high heels and the hem of a pair of jeans, but that's it. A Priceless comment for a winning joke full of sarcasm for the day. This Pope is wearing the Abaya and the Union jack under shorts for the rest of week. Could you see the extra chocolate bar? If God dropped acid, would he see people? -- George Carlin

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RP, next time we meet, I'll stare at you,....

before I drink that coffee. Lol!!!!!! "dgoodrebel will always be the rebellious good one"

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scarlett, you can wear

scarlett, you can wear anything i guess but don't let it too obvious since i know that wearing just shorts/ bikinis underneath is a no-no. that's what my sis told me and she had known some colleagues of hers who were "reprimanded" by the motawas there. mo lang!

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Let them wear anything doesnt bother you i Guess ???

Let them wear anything doesnt bother you i Guess ???

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michoo123, is that a

michoo123, is that a question or a statement?

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michoo..... tats the main

michoo..... tats the main issue here which bothers most of us ...:) So sit back and feel the imaginations of many people around for this question ....:) Everything you need to know about living in Doha, Qatar

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It depends upon the mood of

It depends upon the mood of the person. I think it would be more appropriate to know from where this abaya came or its origin so that one can come to conclusion. Abaya, the black thobe, is not an Islamic order or must. The only cover Islam requires women to have is to wear something which covers the whole body from head to toe & the only thing should be visible is face, hands & feet. Second thing is the dress should not be revealing or body fitting, it should be something decent which should not give a hint about their figure nor it should be too loose which might attract others attention to make u a fun object. Third thing that should be taken care about is the dress should have modest colours & not shining & lots of art work which would attract opposite gender. Now coming to abaya, no where in Islam it is mentioned, neither is Quran nor in Ahadees (Sayings of Holy Prophet PBUH). Abaya is something cultural, sometimes ladies are made to wear these so that they are not identified by hiding their faces too with Nakaabs (face veils). Majority of men make their women use face veils because they are in a culture where people make fun of families for not following cultural values, sometiems out of enimity if a woman of a certain family is identifiable they kidnap her or try to harass her only to degrade any particular family. Sometimes, it is simply the choice of woman who feels comfortable in wearing abaya only because if she comes out in normal islamic dress, she'll have several stares from other women, forget about men at this stage. So instead of answering everyone why she is not following cultural values / dresses she prefers to make their mouth shut by being one of them. Sometimes its too humid outside & if the lady wants to follow her islamic dressing too she might wear something short inside & on it she can wear a loose abaya, thus giving her comfort + no sense of guilt. So there are several possibilities that come with abaya thing. My own thinking is that abaya is a full dress, its something like a man wearing shalwar kameez, or a woman wearing skirt shirt or an arabic man wearing white thobe so there is no need to wear additional dress to it. Briefs or vests are okay to make urself comfortable but wearing a skirt shirt then wearing a abaya for a corniche walk that goes beyond my mind. But yes, if you are working in a woman only environment & as humans like to show off what new dress or shoes do they have, they remove their abayas in there & move along with whatever decent they are wearing. Looks like I have written something boring so better to finish it off here :) Cheers :) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CONFUSE ............ if you cannot convince! Glitter Words
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I was wearing once the Abaya

I was wearing once the Abaya thinking that I was a naked Ninja! If God dropped acid, would he see people? -- George Carlin

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Seems a fair enough question

Seems a fair enough question to ask.

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well if everyone would just take a question without

getting their nose out of joint and answer appropiately, there is no problem... If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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actually, I think ummjake

answered it best when she said it was like women wondering what's under a kilt. Human nature..curiosity. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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risk that is real funny! LOL

Lol , Did you like what you was watching under the Abaya? Did it smell good? Come on man, tell us the real essence of that lady? LOL, your reply cause sparks in my mind, imagining doing that! If God dropped acid, would he see people? -- George Carlin

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Hehe! My ex once went out in

Hehe! My ex once went out in Jeddah wearing only her swimming cossie underneath :o) Monotone MIA

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FS...

if he is new to the Middle East...then yes, I do think he has no clue..its so foreign to western culture that it sparks curiosity. Even I didn't know what women wore under them until I went to a wedding and the ladies took the abayas off. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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When I first got to Qatar I had no idea what women wore under

their abayas. Then as I got to meet more local women, I figured out it was just normal everyday clothes. Imagine my surprise when I attended my first Qatari wedding and saw all the abayas falling off to reveal these va-va-va-VOOM dresses that shocked even me, and would have made the flashbulbs go off on any red carpet in Hollywood. My jaw was on the floor -- couldn't have imagined they would be wearing THOSE kinds of dresses on underneath. So appearances can often be deceiving... ;-)

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Scarlett sure he is very innocent

when his interest are food, gardening and women

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alas! and then there are

alas! and then there are times you find MEN under abayas :) Good Fortune always comes knocking at your door...when you are sh*tting in the toilet!! :)

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I know ummjake...

It is like a fashion show at the weddings..each dress and lady looking more gorgeous than the next! I have to admit to ordering an abaya made for me a few months ago so I'd have one to wear if I needed it for any formal function...and ended up wearing it to the Islamic museum opening...they are extremely comfortable!! If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the main difference between a dog and man. -Mark Twain-

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cummon the guy is -1 year 17

cummon the guy is -1 year 17 weeks in QL So tats old enough for him to know wats in and wats our of tat Abaya ....:) Everything you need to know about living in Doha, Qatar

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Why should it be deleted eco-savvy?

He didn't ask this question in a lecherous sort of way...sounds like he is genuinely curious. I know I was when I first arrived...

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spider man

n super man's costume

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Still, it's one of the most

Still, it's one of the most stupid question to ask. He should try and find out himself - if he dares.

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