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It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it: a medieval fatwa on emulation

Emulation of the non-Arabs in their dress from the “M‘iyar al M‘urab” of Al Wansharisi (died 914), V.11/Pp.27-28 The pious jurist, the Mufti, Abu Abdullah Al Mawwaq was asked about the ‘Darnadin’ is it permissible to wear? It being a piece of roman clothing; emulation not being applicable when compared to the benefits wearing it […]