Queen Rania visited Umm Ar-Rasas district in Amman

On August 28, 2019, Queen Rania of Jordan visited Umm Ar-Rasas district in Amman. There, The Queen got together with members and beneficiaries of the district's women’s cooperative society. Umm Ar-Rasas Women Cooperative Society was founded in 2008, and it aims to improve the socio-economic status of community members, to struggle with poverty and unemployment and to provide training for women for job opportunities. Umm Ar-Rasas Women Cooperative Society also helps local women launch their own income-generating projects, manages the cafeteria of Umm Ar-Rasas Visitor Center, and runs a small handicrafts bazaar.
The women cooperative helps local women launch their own income-generating projects
The women cooperative helps local women launch their own income-generating projects
The women cooperative helps local women launch their own income-generating projects
The women cooperative helps local women launch their own income-generating projects
The women cooperative helps local women launch their own income-generating projects
The women cooperative helps local women launch their own income-generating projects
The women cooperative helps local women launch their own income-generating projects

16 comments:

  1. Rania looking absolutely wonderful, inside and out. I often wonder why not more (especially the younger) women follow her and her daughters example of dressing culturally appropriate (decent lengths etc.) but leaving their hair naturally, without headscarves.

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    1. It is an interesting question; the royal women of Jordan have consistently appeared without headscarves for many years (other than on rare occasions, such as for purposes of mourning -- however during the mourning for King Hussein, the scarves were loosely draped, not worn tightly around the face). I think it is perhaps a reluctance to look "too Western", while maybe the royals are thought of as being on the world stage where Western dress is more prevalent? Just my guess.

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    2. While I greatly admire Rania for her independence and choosing to not wear a head covering, I have always thought it interesting that the women in Jordan seem to genuinely love and respect their queen even though she does not cover her head as they do. Thank you Jane for the "royal on a world stage" thought. That may explain some of it.

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    3. I read in some magazine that she doesn't cover her head because for her, this is a personal option and she likes to use it in private. In her opinion, if somebody doesn't use it, it doesn't mean that that person isn't a muslim. A person can be muslim even if she lets her hair down.

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    4. Many women in Jordan do not wear headscarves, so it's not uncommon to not wear one.

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    5. Soleil, you hit the nail on the head. For Muslim women, wearing a hijab is a deeply oersonal choice. In the Quran, it never states that women need to cover their heads, only for them to cover their chests in public and for both sexes to dress modestly. Jordanians are also very diverse. Many women don’t cover their heads. The pictures we see of Queen Rania are often with underprivileged people and many times, they are more visibly religious than people in higher economic strata, which can be said for many Western cultures as well.

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  2. She looks absolutely amazing here. Simply magnificent. She always radiates this easy, quirky elegance that is so natural to her.

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    1. Agree, well said! She seems an amazing person to me and is such a beauty!

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  3. Wonderful dress. Too much make up, as usual.

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  4. Very beautiful once again. I agree with the simple elegance of her dress and admire the detailed embroidery and pattern.
    Rania is a shining example of a supporter for the women of her country. They love her dearly and she loves them.
    Anon 9:13

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    1. I totally agree with you in all of this comment. I think they are so fond of her partly because she brings a little glamour as well as hope, recognition, and obvious love for these women. It is fascinating to see the interaction especially with the older women and little girls. She is a true role model.

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  5. She looks really at her best in those beautiful traditional dresses. Beautiful!! I agree with you, "Sunshine 19"!

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  6. This dress on Q Rania looks fantastic. She should wear dresses like this more often.

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  7. Die schöne und gebildete Königin schafft es leider nicht den Frauen und Mädchen ihres Landes, die wrhüllungen in jeder Weise auszureden .....

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  8. Robe aux superbes motifs brodés, joliment ceinturée !!!

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