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Chechnya's First Lady Stages Grozny Fashion Show

Published 2 November 2012

A fashion show was held in the Chechen capital, Grozny, on November 1 to show off the latest creations from the Firdaws fashion house, founded in 2009 by Medni Kadyrova, the wife of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrova has said the goal of Firdaws, which means "paradise" or "heavenly gardens" in Arabic, is to "conquer the world of Middle East fashion" by creating clothes that are both beautiful and modern but which also adhere to traditional Islamic dress codes. In addition to Grozny, Firdaws has held fashion shows in Dubai and hopes to do the same in Saudi Arabia. (10 PHOTOS)

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Women wait backstage before stepping out to model creations by the Firdaws fashion house of Medni Kadyrova, the wife of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

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A wedding dress by Firdaw's leading designer, Zarina Yahayeva

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Creations by designer Zarina Yahayeva of the Firdaws fashion house

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Firdaws designer Zarina Yahayeva is surrounded by her creations.

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Models wait before hitting the runway.

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by: Tracy
November 02, 2012 22:43
Absolutely stunning designa and models!

by: Anonymous
November 03, 2012 02:02
Nice! Very nice! Bravo!

by: Anonymous
November 03, 2012 04:51
Fashion is an Act looking "attractive" or noticeable .

Women in Islam cover them self Up and wear Burkha and hijab so as to not get attention from men and so will be safe.

Therefore according to Islamic Principles there cannot be so called "Muslim Fashion".

Ladies Muslim Fashion is act of KUFR.

Soviet tendency to dilute religion is still not gone from mids of Former Soviet Citizens.
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by: AME
November 03, 2012 17:45
Hijab is "so as to not get attention from men and so will be safe." How about you men protect women from YOURSELVES? Doesn't matter if a woman wears hijab or not. For women to be safe , men should control themselves.
And stop labeling things kufr, especially such things as fashion.
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by: Anonymous
November 04, 2012 14:36
How about you stop pretending and provoking?
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by: Anonymous
November 03, 2012 18:05
Either you are a "proper muslim woman" and stay away from shoing off, or don't pretend you are the one.

by: Sey from: World
November 05, 2012 05:41
The hijab is not even about avoiding men to look at women, stop promoting that stereotypical idea. Hijab is about simple modesty and decency when clothing, both to please God and to keep moral values.

Fashion and fashion shows are a display of indecency, banality, and consumerism. They go against everything that the hijab stands for. Thus, the idea of "Muslim fashion" is not only contradictory to the teachings of Islam, but is an insult to Islam.

The reason these things are held is because some Muslims are subconscious about their own faith and have no self-respect, as they are desperate to say to the West "Look, we can be modern too. We are just like you." How low can your self-esteem go?

Finally, I agree with Anonymous' words. You are either a proper Muslim man/woman, or your not.

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by: Anonymous
November 06, 2012 11:54
Question 1:
Does GOD exists ?

if yes

Question 2:
Is "it" Unique?

if it's Unique

Question3:
Whether he has limitation forced upon him?

That is he cannot take human form.

if so then how come he is almighty if it has limitation.

Question4:
Did he create Devil?

if yes then

It do not has control on what it creates.
Then is he "Great".



If it likes that "Women should be completely covered" why did it not sent women with cover itself and only husbands have power to uncover "Gift" pack!

Putting on some cover can it guarantee of morality?

In some countries since women is expected to be virgin so if she is raped or violated or agrees for consensual sex before marriage then "Anal Sex " is opted for.

Men usually dress young boys girls and make them dance and rape them at night, in some country it is status of power.

Is "Anal-Sex" justified in any religion.

Muslim is not monolith term culture plays a vital role !

Muslims in Iran celeberate Novroz a remnant of ancient Zoroastrian religion of persia and so could not be abolished.

Muslims in South Asia believe and worship , bow to Agents between man and God namely Sufis.
Age old habit of Hindus , got converted but believe in agents.

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by: Firdausi from: Dushanbe
November 06, 2012 14:38
It always cracks me up when people like you, Sey, accuse others of having a low self-esteem and then, when you see something that goes against your grain, interpret as an "insult" to Islam - with all the implications that carries. Says something about your self-esteem, doesn't it? It would be much wiser not to riled up by such worldly matters. How about they do their fashion show and you go on living your decent life. If you see something that bothers you just shake your head, sigh, shake your head and don't look again.

by: ST from: Australia
November 28, 2012 06:12
Love the fashions! Beautiful people, and clothing!