Beauty ideals: Arabic people

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Beauty ideals: Arabic people

  1. 1. BEAUTY IDEALS Arabic people Natalia Turilli & Antonella Botti
  2. 2. SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area and the second-largest in the Arab world. Its population is estimated to consist of 16 million citizens and an additional 9 million registered foreign expatriates and 2 million illegal immigrants. The Saudi Arabian government has been an absolute monarchy since its inception, and it describes itself as being Islamic.
  3. 3. It is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, Yemen in the south, the Red Sea to the west and Persian Gulf to the east.
  4. 4. ARABIC FOOD Shwarma Tea Khobz Fatay Faláfel
  5. 5. MANNERS Theaters and cinemas are forbidden, because the Wahabbi thinks these institutions don’t match to the Islam. Anyway, in some private places, you can find musicals, plays, etcetera, but not movies.
  6. 6. BEAUTY IDEALS The Koran orders Muslim men and women to dress modestly.  In wearing a hijab, Muslim women are liberated from the ideals of the world.  In wearing the hijab, women gain a sense of self-respect and the knowledge that they are a beautiful treasure waiting to be unveiled.  This also allows men to fall in love with women based on who they are and not what they look like.
  7. 7. MEN’S CLOTHES The clothes are very symbolic. They represent the relation between men, the Earth, the past and the Islam. Thawb Ghutra Bisht
  8. 8. Different ways to wear the men’s Thawb
  9. 9. WOMEN’S CLOTHES They are usually decore with tribal prints, coins and metallic thread Abaya Niqab
  10. 10. Different ways to wear the women’s niqab
  11. 11. WHAT AN ARABIC WOMAN NEEDS TO BE LOVED BY A MAN Her Obedience to the Creator Her Haya (Modesty/Shyness) Her Beauty Her Intellect/playfulness Her Truthfulness Her Obedience Her Patience Her Cooking Her Contentment with Rizq (benefits) Good Manners
  12. 12. COMPARISON ARABIC ARGENTINIAN There is no fixed concept of beauty. Islam does not set up unrealistic standards and then expect to meet these rather it tells us what image we need to adopt in various circumstances. They are based on what the media offers them without loving themselves. They are always worried about what the people is going to say about them.

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