Pesisir Selatan Regency Regulation No. 4 of 2005 on Pesisir Selatan Regency Muslim Dress

This regional regulation states that Muslim dress is to show that a person or society is devoted to Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala by practising Islamic teachings (art 2). The purpose of Muslim dress is to:

  1. engender the attitude of a good and noble Muslim;
  2. familiarise Muslim dress with everyday life, and for the sake of Islamic symbolism;
  3. create a society that loves Islamic and Minangkabau culture; and
  4. preserve customary values and Minangkabau culture in accordance with the adage 'Syarak Mangato Adat Memakai' (art 3).

The regulation also states that Muslim dress operates to guarantee respect and the identity of the Islamic ummah, as well as Minangkabau customary culture (art 4). It makes Muslim dress obligatory for workers, university students, as well as public and Islamic school students (art 5). Muslim dress, for men, is long trousers and a short- or long-sleeve shirt (art 8(1)(a)), while for women it is a long-sleeve shirt that covers the hips and reaches the knees, a skirt that reaches the ankles, and a headscarf (kerudung) that covers the hair, ears, neck, nape, and chest (art 8(1)(b)).

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