"Tudung Ekin" is the most famous tudung in Malaysia and this is due to it has been worn by a female celebrity by the name of Ekin. She is famous since she dated another celebrity by the name of Mawi. The tudung at first was not named Ekin and its original name is actually tudung awning. There is a reason though why it is named as tudung awning and I have elaborated about that in my previous post. It was now more popular by the name of Tudung Ekin instead of tudung awning. However, I couldn't verify when was the last time the tudung was mentioned and depicted as tudung awning.
Why do women in Malaysia are so fond of tudung Ekin? There must be something about the tudung since so many of them are wearing it despite the tudung's price. I couldn't see the reason though I can understand that the tudung is very beautiful and stunning in terms of its look and its color. Tudung Ekin is significantly different than other tudung such as tudung bawal and tudung Dubai. Tudung bawal for instance looks more like a plain tudung but instead of being just plain, the tudung has been embroidered with flourish curves and lines. Those curves and lines are embroidered on the tudung especially on the lower parts.
I've seen so many women wearing tudung and yet to find one that instantly grab my attention except tudung Ekin. This is perhaps tudung Ekin has a very special design to the extent that when it was worn by someone, it will immediately transform the woman's appearance into a beautiful and gorgeous woman. Contrary to the popular belief that wearing the tudung will make you uglier, wearing tudung Ekin will definitely makes you even prettier. Well, I do not want to argue or debate about it since we won't be able to come up with one and only solution.
Actually the more we look into this scenario, we wouldn't be able to agree to just one conclusion. To me, this is normal as everybody has their own arguments and opinions. Everybody has their own reasons for something and therefore I do not think that it is possible to have just one conclusion. There'll be no beauty in that and by the way, I love to have more than just one opinion so that anyone who has a rational open-minded mind would be able to choose and decide.
OK, let's go further into our actual discussion about tudung. If you look into the history of tudung you will see that tudung has gone through a lot of revolutions that what you can see now is completely different than what you could only see in the past. Previously tudung was just some articles that was worn to adhere to religious requirement. Hence the tudung at that time was just plain in color and its look. There was no fashion or any kind of trends at that ancient time.
At present time we can see that many Muslim women are wearing tudung Ekin. The tudung is absolutely stylish and they are becoming the most sought after items in the market. Women flocked to the tudung stores and most of the time they would purchase in bundles. Please do not misinterpret that statement because it is not that they are wasting their money but rather a way to save a few dollars since most of the time the tudung stores would reward the customers with discounts when they purchase more than just one tudung.
When was the lost time you see someone wearing the tudung Ekin? Well, the last time I saw was this morning ha ha. Would you like to know why? It is because nowadays it is common to see women wearing tudung ikin and sometimes you would just stop for a while and then suddenly you would realize that the "tudung that ekin pakai" is ubiquitous. In my humble opinion, that is a sign that Islam has now been practiced as a way of life instead of just a religion. I'm happy for that. Really. I still remember that when I was still kid, it is quite hard to see Muslim women wearing tudung. I'm not sure why but I do have a theory about that.
Islam is a religion that has found its way in this country a long long time ago and that was during the time of the prosperous Malacca. Malacca is situated in Malaysia (formerly known as Tanah Melayu and later known as Malaya). After some time though, Malacca was attacked and conquered by the Portuguese in 1511. From that time onwards Malacca particularly had been attacked and invaded many times by other colonials such as the Dutch, the British, and the Japanese.
In short, the people in the country at a time were being oppressed by invaders hence the religion’s imperatives and its essence couldn't be realized properly. There were only handfuls that had adequate knowledge about Islam. When the country finally became independent, the government had decided to make Islam as the official religion and from that time onwards the practice of Islam as a way of life has been gradually improved.
I read on the Internet somewhere in weblogs (or forums maybe) where some argued on why those actresses in P Ramlee’s movies were not wearing tudung? Well, I think I've given you some hints on that and I hope that you can understand the situation and the circumstances at that particular time.
Nowadays you can see almost every Muslim women are wearing tudung Ekin in Malaysia no matter where they are and what they do. I'm very proud of them though I may not be able to know each and every one of them. I wish that some time some day all Muslim women either in Malaysia or the rest of the world would be wearing tudung and at the same time all Muslim men would be lowering their gazes and live a modest life. If that could happen, I'll be the happiest person in the world.