The Good, The Bad, All Ugly
Feb 20, 2007
Brooke Samad, an ex-student from NYU and a talented FIT graduate single-handedly kicked off her new venture and titled it ‘Marabo Inc‘ wherein she has stored some interesting range of apparels very much with regards to the Islamic law.
That's quite proper.
However here* we notice a grave error:
Do I see an ankle there on the left!?
* Update: These
sheets clothes are from a different designer.
This article starts off very slowly, but by the end it has made an interesting point.
Muslim societies (at least those that were part of the first caliphate) support what are called "parallel cousin marriages" that leave a family under the same patriarch and do not mix between different families. That's an unusual pattern because all of the alternatives are better for mixing families and thus making peace between them (and also for letting culture change by mixing between families). However by promoting this pattern "Islamic society has found a way to turn a uniquely intense form of in-marriage to its advantage (if advantage is defined strictly in terms of cultural survival, rather than adaptive change)."
Here's the last paragraph of the article that makes the point:
"So the one great exception to the anthropological maxim that human advancement and peace require a certain minimal level of exogamy turns out to prove the rule. Islamic society has found a way to turn a uniquely intense form of in-marriage to its advantage (if advantage is defined strictly in terms of cultural survival, rather than adaptive change). Unfortunately, from the perspective of the rest of the world, the cultural stasis and isolation promoted by Muslim parallel-cousin marriage is now a serious problem."
Posted by: Josh Scholar | Feb 21, 2007 at 12:07 AM
You idiot! Those burkaat are not Brooke's design. They are from another designer! This could be considered an attempt to defame Brooke, is that what you are doing? Are trying to defame Brooke?
If you were wondering why I am taking this stance, 1) She is a noble person 2) she is a Muslimah 3) She and I are both NYU Alumni and lastly I was one of Brooke's first supporters, key-in "brooke samad" in Google and see who comes up on top?
Posted by: Hakim Abdullah | Feb 21, 2007 at 03:57 PM