RE­SPECT­ING MY RE­LI­GION

How Is­lam guides Rachel Khawaja’s fash­ion

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Front Page - KIM WIL­SON

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.”

Pic­ture: Peter Wal­lis

Rachel Khawaja pre­pares for the Cricket Aus­tralia Awards.

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