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Last updated: 16th September 2007
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Aslam-0-alikum warehmat ALLAH wbrakatauho

Is it permisible for muslim women to go to gents tailors and give them their dresses for measurements?in perspective of that HAdees that muslim women(with NON_MAHRAM) should always speak without any softness and politeness in their voices might it generate bad thoughts in others mind and heart,,, so isnt DRESS given for measurement would do the same .....??

Wa Alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,

Al-Jawabu Billahit-Tawfeeq

It is permissible for Muslim women to give their dresses to non-Mahram male tailors for measurements. It is not permissible to be measured physically by a non-Mahram.

A woman should give the dress to a Mahram to pass onto the tailor. If this is not possible, then the dress should be given without any unnecessary idle talk which includes friendly behaviour usually done with the intention of getting a cheaper quote or so it is made quicker. The verse you mentioned is a Qur'aan Aayah:

“O wives of the Prophet! You are not like other women. If you keep your duty (to Allaah), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner”

(Surah Al-Ahzaab, verse 32)

It is not permissible for women to behave in such a manner to a non-Mahram.

And Allah knows best

Answer last updated on:
9th December 2007
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Ulamaa ID 06
Location: London