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salwar khameez

Last updated: 5th April 2006
Question ID: #1708
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shajhan rohman
5th April 2006

is it permissable to wear a salawar khemeez for sisters as the the bottoms as you know seem to me to resemble trousers of men
is it permissable to wear such clothing for muslim women?

Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
25th October 2007
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

Wearing the shalwar kamees, if it fulfills the requirements of covering the `Awrah, then it is acceptable; otherwise, it is not. Any substance that conceals the colour of the `awrah under normal light is acceptable.

So therefore wearing the shalwar kamees outdoors is totally prohibited. Wearing it underneath the Hijab/Niqab is permissible.

As for propriety and dignity, at home women should dress in a modest manner, preferring loose unrevealing clothing.

It must be remembered that to wear the Hijab/ Niqab outdoors is compulsory and indoors if there are Ghair Mahram men (those whom you can marry) present.

Go to these sites to understand more about Hijab/Niqab.

And Only Allah Ta'ala knows Best.