Loyal Enemy Marmaduke Pickthall Islam



Modesty, now there's a thing. How is modesty interpreted, then and today - inside, outside - a peek of pink, a kitten heel?

The true Islamic tradition enjoins the veiling of the hair and neck, and modest conduct - that is all - Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall (The Relation of the Sexes, 1925)

'Don’t wear hot pink and black lace, he said. I leant closer to see if he meant it. He did. Friggin hell it’s 92 degrees out there, it’s a summer dress. Stop stressing, you’re making me sweat. It’s about making being modest, he said. She cocked her head sideways in what could be deemed a modest pose and told him to piss off.' (Sabrina Mahfouz)

read The Relation of the Sexes by Mohammed, Marmaduke Pickthall