Srinagar: The clerics in Kashmir have warned against wearing low-rise jeans during the holy month of Ramadan, saying it is against the Islamic ‘tehzeeb’.
The religious authorities are tied up in knots over the piece of clothing – low-rise jeans. A Muslim cleric said that a man wearing low-rise jeans reveals his back when he bows down to pray in a mosque, adding that the prayer remains incomplete in such clothes.
Another cleric said that covering the body from waist to the ankles is a must. Campaigns have begun on social networking sites in Srinagar against the practice of wearing revealing jeans to mosque.
Islam's holy month of Ramadan, which began this week, is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk. It is a time for soul cleansing and for strengthening spiritual bonds.
The ninth and most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan marks the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad and is a time of increased spiritual reflection and devotion.
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, meaning it is among the core rituals of the faith.