Mufty day at BSK

Mufty costumes
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Last week was Mufty day where the students dress as a know character in literature.

  • Surya was Arthur Dent from Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy
  • Savitri
    was Hermione from Harry Potter
  • Sumati was Piglet from you know what
  • Janaki was Junie B Jones from Junie B Jones books

Now this is interesting. I suppose you were also wondering what a Mufty Day is. According to a web search:

“Mufti” is quite common amongst older Brits – it came from the era of the colonies and was generally used by soldiers to mean “non-uniform dress”. “In mufti” is probably the commonest use, used particularly by ex-servicemen of my acquaintance. It doesn’t mean casual as such – because soldiers have at least 2 uniforms “dress” for ceremonial use and “battledress” for everyday use. I have never heard a serviceman call his battledress “mufti” and indeed a soldier would call non-dress uniform “khaki” (pron “car-key” NOT “cacky”!). I believe mufti is simply civilian dress and, frankly, is inappropriate to use as an alternative to “dress-down” – unless the power dressers think they are at war (saddos).

Yes. It comes from the days of the British Raj and was used by soldiers – mainly officers – to describe the non miltary clothes they wore when off duty.

But on Wikipedia

A Mufti is an Islamic scholar who is an interpreter or expounder of Islamic law (Sharia), capable of issuing fataawa (plural of “fatwa”).

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