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Dress code of a women and man?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Allah says in the Quran:
O ye children of Adam! We have bestowed clothing upon you to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you; but the clothing of 'taqwa' (piety, righteousness, etc.) that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah that they may receive admonition! QURAN[7:26]

The major criteria in dress code for man & women are similar:

    1. Clothes worn should not announce arrogance.

    2. The 'satr' of the person (man or woman) must be covered.

    3. The clothes worn must not be tight so as to display ones figure and curves, and should not be transparent.

    4. The clothes worn must not be an imitation of the pagans or disbelievers.

    5. Men should not imitate women in their clothing; nor should women imitate men in their clothing.

Thus regardless of what type of outfit one chooses to wear, if it does not violate any of the above restrictions, then it would be deemed appropriate clothing in Islam.

The believing woman is guided to basic sets of dress-codes:

Allah says in the Quran:
And O Prophet, enjoin the believing women to restrain their gaze and guard their private parts and not to display their 'zeenata hunna' (beauty, adornment, etc.) except that which is displayed of itself, and to draw their veils over their bosoms and not to display their 'zeenata hunna' (beauty, adornment, etc.) except before their husbands, their fathers, the fathers of their husbands, their sons and the sons of their husbands, their brothers, their brothers sons, their sisters' sons, their female associates, and those in their possession and male attendants incapable of sexual desire, and those boys who have not yet attained knowledge of sexual matters. Also forbid them to stamp their feet on the ground lest their hidden ornaments should be displayed.QURAN[24:31]

1. When in the presence of her 'mehrams'. There is absolutely no 'satr' or 'hijaab' between a husband and a wife. it is not necessary for the believing woman to cover her hair when in presence of mehrams; The absolute minimum 'satr' of a believing woman when in the company of her mehrams (except her husband) is that all her body parts from the beginning of her breasts to her knees inclusive should be absolutely covered.

2. When in the presence of her 'non-mehrams'. The most accepted opinion is that if the women covers everything except her face and her hands, she would be following the Command of Allah; and if she chooses to cover her face, then it would be considered purest and closest to the Command of Allah. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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