I just wanted to know what the ruling is in Islam regarding men wearing red shirts/clothes.

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I just wanted to know what the ruling is in Islam regarding men wearing red shirts/clothes.




In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

It is Makrooh Tahreemi (Highly reprehensible) for men to wear red and yellow clothes which are dyed with safflower (Carthamus tinctorious) and Saffron.[1]

It is Makrooh Tanzeehi     (undesirable) for men to wear plain red and yellow clothes.

If the red or yellow color is broken up with another color, it will be permissible to wear such clothing. For example, Arab shawls which have a mixture of red/yellow and other colors.

It is permissible for men to wear clothes with all other colors.

 Kindly refer to Fatwaa #19125 at the following link for more details:[2] 

 And Allah knows best.

Moulana Ismail Desai

Durban, South Africa

Student Darul Iftaa

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Mufti Ebrahim Desai 


 1 و في المنتقي : كان ابو حنيفة يكره للرجال ان يلبس الثوب المصغر بالمعصفر او بالورس و الزعفران للاثر الوارد فيه (المحيط البرهاني،ج 8، ص 42 ، ادارة)  

و يكره للرجال ان يلبس الثوب المصبوغ بالعصفر و الزعفران و الورس. (فتاوي قاضيخان، كتاب الحظر و الاباحة، ج 3، ص 315، العلمية)

و كره لبس المعصفر و المزعفر الاحمرو الاصفر للرجال و لا باس بسائر الاوان ( تنوير الابصار و جامع البحار، ج 5، ص 351)

فتاوي محموديه ( ج 27، ص 424، محموديه)


[2] Link accessed at 07/03/2012.


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