I heard they don’t. Is that true?
Answer by Raakhee Venugopal
Thanks for the A2A.
A saree is an attire worn by women of all faiths all across the subcontinent – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka. It is not restricted to any faith. And yes, Indian Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Hindus, Parsis, Buddhists, all wear saree. It’s a matter of choice and convenience.
Take a look…
Nawab Begum Sajida Sultan of Bhopal
This is how most of the Malayali Muslim women of Kerala wear saree…
They usually have a separate hijab that matches with the saree they wear. Some prefer to wear just a black hijab with whatever saree they wear.
These are office bearers of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan holding a press conference…
Here’s a picture of Indian Muslim women at a talaq hearing organized by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan
This is, a qazi
A lot of Indian Muslim women have taken to wearing a full abaya which makes it difficult to discern what attire they’re wearing underneath. But it’s not uncommon to see flashes of the bright border of their saree neatly pleated at their ankles while they walk.
So you see, the saree does not belong to any faith. It’s a desi thing that we’re all collectively proud of.