If I wear a Hijab with Western clothing that is fashionable is that wrong?

question

If I wear a Hijab with Western clothing that is fashionable is that wrong?

Answer

by Shaykh Salim Ghiza

Wearing Hijab is an obligation in Islam. The purpose of the Hijab is to show modesty. The same principle applies to all the clothing and therefore any clothing which would either reveal the body or is tight whereby the curves of the figure would be displayed then this would not be allowed, whether the clothing is Western or Eastern. If the clothing does not contravene the Shariah then it is allowed. For example, many girls wear the Hijab but then wear tight jeans whereby the shape of their posterior, hips and thighs is clearly visible - this would not be allowed.

However, if a sister wore jeans but then had a long top on or a Jilbab covering the curves of her body then this would be perfectly acceptable.

Ofcourse, Allah (swt) knows best

Comments

i understand that women need to dress modestly, and i like to think i do ie, cover myself and not wear tight clothes. but if im honest,i i still think it is possible to make out a womans shape even when she wears something like an abaya. you would still notice the size and shape of a woman, so im not exactly sure what is meant by cover your curves (what if tou dnt have any)! and if one was to wear jeans, even baggy ones youll still be able to make out the form of ones legs!
im not sure when it comes to jeans because people make it out to be so terrible when you wear one, unless it coems down to the knees..is that the right way??

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"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.