Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim


As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved and Beautiful Asiatic Sisters of the Aboriginal Black Nation of the Planet Earth!

Beloved Sisters,

The bow tie is the distinguishing characteristic of a well-dressed man. Being Blackwomen, we should be skilled in the Art and Science of Sewing, so it is only natural that we should be knowledgeable in the science of how to sew a bow tie for the men in our family.

The Nation of Islam is well-known for the distinguished Brothers of The Fruit of Islam, whose uniforms consist of a bow tie, and who generally, wear bow ties with any suit.

The history behind the wearing of the bow tie, as opposed to a long necktie, is due to an event in our Nation’s history during which some devils entered one of our Mosques and attempted to HANG ONE OF THE BROTHERS with his own necktie!

Suffice it to say, Our Beloved Messenger, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) advised the Brothers to wear bow ties instead. And why not? They look much better than an ordinary necktie, which is why the bow tie is the tie of choice to be worn with tuxedos.

Here is a video from one of our Sisters, instructing us on how to make a bow tie from the scraps left over after hemming our men’s dress pants! So they will have a bow tie to match! I would not be surprised if she used to be in the Nation. I have heard a Brother say that his mother used to do the same thing.

5 thoughts on “HOW TO MAKE A BOW TIE

  1. As Salaam Alikum Sister Latifah,

    Thank you for this wonderful article and history of why the FOI wear bow ties as opposed to neck ties. However, the bowtie in the picture isn’t the ones our Brothers wear. They wear the clip on bow ties. This type of bow tie is worn so that if our FOI are in an altercation with Devils or anyone, and the bow tie is grabbed, it will come right off without strangling him.

    Keep up the excellent work. I am thoroughly enjoying your blog!


    1. Wa Laikum Salaam Dearly Beloved Sister Nzinga X,

      Thank-you so much for the correction, Dear Sister. It makes perfect sense. It seems as if once the bow is made, it should be easy to attach some type of clip on to it, as opposed to the neck band. I’ll have to look for that next time I decide to make a bow tie.

      May Allah Bless You, Dear Sister, And Thank You!

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