Just a few days ago, French rock band “Mutiara Damansara” found themselves in the spotlight after local Facebook users discovered that they ironically named themselves after one of the famed townships in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Local celebrity Harith Iskander was also greeted by a nasty, unpleasant surprise via a Google Alert notification yesterday as numerous pictures of his son, as well as other children, were being used on a pornographic site.
And in today’s “Strange Findings“, a number of local Facebook users discovered the existence of special maternity pants. How special is it? Well, let’s just say that you won’t be able to see it in the normal market because this is the kind that will cover women’s “aurat” while in labour.
First reported by Malay Mail Online, the pants are distributed by “MamaPride”, an online store that introduces aurat-covering pants, which is the first of its kind in the world.
Aurat refers to genitalia and other parts of the body that must be clothed, as required by Islam. Modesty practices are observed through the maternity pants as they ensure that a Muslim woman’s aurat will remain covered throughout childbirth. One of the administrators for the Facebook page promotes the products by revealing that “Muslim women’s modesty was often disregarded” while in labour.
The post reads:
How embarrassed would your wife be? How embarrassed would the mother of your child be?Are we to just ignore the honour and aurat of our wives just like that? Where is the honour of Muslim women?
In another promotional post, the distributor described that the pants are designed to appear similar to an athletics track bottom, but with an opening that allows other intimate body parts remain covered while they deliver the baby.
The pants, which are priced at RM119 each, are available in 3 sizes – L, XL and XXL. Interested customers can purchase the pants through Facebook or at selected pharmacies. The distributor also took to Facebook to reveal the list of hospitals that are receptive or otherwise towards the product. “For your information, this exclusive pants is limited to only those who are keen,” said the distributor.
According to MMO, they attempted to contact the distributor for comment, but were not successful. However, the distributor did screen capture the MMO post and shared it on their Facebook page, claiming that they have a special surprise gift to celebrate their success.
What do you think of the maternity pants? While it’s not a huge issue, it certainly piqued our curiousities because as far as we know, the pants are not found anywhere else in the world. Share your thoughts in the comments box below.
Source: Malay Mail Online