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Is it ok to have 'KASHUR GAND', a way to bind head scarf in kashmir?

Assalamualykum brother, you are doing a great work, and I have learnt many things that I was not awear of, may allah protect you, brother my question is, is it ok to have 'KASHUR GAND', a way to bind head scarf here in kashmir, this is a traditional way, and this culture is still alive, paticularly in villages, thank you?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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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.

If a woman wears a dress that does not violate any of the above restrictions, then there is absolutely no haram in that dress, but if any of the above restriction is violated then that dress will not be considered permissible in Islam.

Narrated by Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin Asma, daughter of AbuBakr, entered upon the Messenger of Allah (saws) wearing thin clothes. The Messenger of Allah (saws) turned his attention from her and said: 'O Asma', when a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this and this', and he pointed to her face and hands. ABU-DAWOOD[BOOK:32, HADITH:4092]

Covering the hair is absolutely obligatory on a Muslim woman. The only parts of women that can be visible in the presence of non-mehram are the face, feet and hands.

Now if we analyzing the 'KASHUR GAND', we find that some part of hair (on sides of ears) is not covered well, while a believing woman is wearing 'kashur gand' head scarf, which is clearly against the guidance of Allah and his massager(pbuh). Thus if a believing women fears Allah Last Day, she should absolutely abstain from wearing such head scarf.

We can not say that wearing 'KASHUR GAND' is declared prohibited by Allah and his prophet (pbuh). Our opinion is based on our observation, since 'KASHUR GAND' violates some of commands of dress code, so if the believing woman fears Allah and the Last Day and abstains from it for Allah's sake, she will have a huge reward with Allah for her obedience and piety. 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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