Obedience to Allah Ta’ala supersedes obedience to others

Q: This has been eating me up slowly. I am a muslim lady 16 years old and I understand the Islamic injunction on modesty. I have read everything and I sincerely agree to it and I am not being forced to dress as I dress but currently my country has some education problem so my dad has made me go study abroad so I may finish my studies early and get married and also be able to help my religion in any way I can. Anyway the problem is that this country although a Muslim country has barely enough clothes and unfortunately I didn’t bring past four pieces of clothes. Now I am forced to wear tight jeans trousers and small headscarfs. Although it doesn’t seem like a problem but I am aware of the heads that turn when I pass not for anything because even in my country I also observed that but now it’s worse and I think it’s because of my dressing. Nevertheless I understand that it is a university and I should be used to that but I am afraid of the punishment of Allah (S.W.T) and sincerely who wouldn’t want to enter the paradise in fact the prophet knowing my name still gives me great joy but how can I achieve that if I dress and my whole body is exposed and heads turn when I pass. Please help me. Would Allah forgive me? Would He punish me? Please I don’t know when my time would come so I believe I have very little time. I really need answers because no religious man would look at me with such clothes on. please ask Allah for forgiveness on my behalf.


A: Refuse to go out of the home until arrangements have been made for your modest Islamic clothing. The obedience of Allah Ta`ala is greatest and you owe the greatest allegiance to Allah Ta`ala than to any other person.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وعن النواس بن سمعان قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق رواه في شرح السنة (مشكاة # 3696)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)