shariah about clothing

do you think its okay to wear really ''flamboyant or colourfull clothes as long as it applies to the guidelines about modesty
or do you think you should wear quite plain clothes or else it would be contradicting te whole point of modesty
tell me what you think because im quite confused about this.:?

It depends on what you mean by flamboyant or colourful I suppose Wink

It also depends on the society you live in. In some parts of Africa, for example, people do not look so out of place if they wear yellow, red or green. African clothing is patently recognisable with its myriad of colours and designs. On the other hand, a woman dressed in bight yellow or green in a Gulf state such as Abu Dhabi, would look quite out of place amongst all the black :shock:

The appropriateness of your clothing depends, and reflects on the society you live in, and needs to be assessed accordingly.

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How come there is so much black clothing in the Arab world?

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

i personally as a female believe that a women should avoid wearing clothes where her figure shows. i have seen girls in hijab where mini skirts with leggings underneath, skinny jeans with short tops so when they bend down everything is on display, there is no point i feel wearing the hijab.

You wrote:
How come there is so much black clothing in the Arab world?

I believe it is linked to the hadith that narrates some sahabiyat walking out as though with black crows on their heads.

Black is also quite slimming and goes with most colours Wink :--p

But this slight obsession with black today is, from what I've seen over the years, something relatively new. Old photographs and photos and paintings of muslim women show us that black was not the only colour worn. In fact, Ive seen old paintings and photographs where it seemed white was in vogue :idea: Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) said "the best of your clothes are white"

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Black is the new black is the new black.

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You wrote:
How come there is so much black clothing in the Arab world?

it makes no sense, as white reflects the heat, and black absorbs the heat.

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Man gets and forgets' Baba Ali

proud_hijabi wrote:
do you think its okay to wear really ''flamboyant or colourfull clothes as long as it applies to the guidelines about modesty
or do you think you should wear quite plain clothes or else it would be contradicting te whole point of modesty
tell me what you think because im quite confused about this.:?

I think, basically bright (i mean really bright) clothes are immodest, because they will cause people, (not just men) to look at you. anything that draws attention to your body can be counted as immodest.
but, if you wear something bright with a different intention to drawing attention to yourself, i suppose it would'nt be against shariah, because acions are based on intentions.
thats my view. Smile

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Man gets and forgets' Baba Ali

Young Anonymous Muslimah wrote:
i suppose it would'nt be against shariah, because acions are based on intentions.
thats my view. Smile

That's right.

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wednesday wrote:
I-m so happy should the above make any sense?

Why wouldn't it?

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wednesday wrote:
Ya'qub wrote:
wednesday wrote:
I-m so happy should the above make any sense?

Why wouldn't it?

Lemme read it again.

EDIT: it does make sense but all it says is,

Black=Black=Black... hence it's easier to say Black=Black.

unless if you bring in a NEW colour. such as Pink is the new black... (ew)

What's wrong with pink? It's friendly.

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What about purple or red?

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