RESPECTING MY RELIGION
How Islam guides Rachel Khawaja’s fashion
RACHEL Khawaja is a firm believer that you don’t have to flash the flesh to make an impact on the red carpet.
The WAG — who converted to the Muslim faith before she married Australian batsman Usman last year — said her gown for tonight’s Australian Cricket Awards reflected the respect she held for her religion.
The freelance marketing consultant has turned to designer Jason Grech for her dress for the awards at Crown Palladium but is remaining tightlipped on any further details.
“My husband is Muslim and so am I, I have to be a lot more careful about what I wear,” she told The Daily Telegraph.
“You’re meant to dress more modestly. It’s not any rules you have to stick to but what I choose to do.
“I don’t think you have to show a lot of skin to look beautiful,” she added.
The Khawajas were rocked late last year by the arrest of Usman’s brother Arsalan over an alleged plan to frame a colleague awt the University of NSW in a fake terrorism plot.
“I just try to be there for him and listen,” she said. “I just try to support him through it.”
Rachel Khawaja prepares for the Cricket Australia Awards.