Is it best for one who wears niqab to wear all black? I know it is permissible to wear other colors as long as it isn’t bright or attractive, but I was just wondering which is best.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
The Burqa’ and Niqāb of a woman serve to conceal her beauty. As such, the Burka’ and Niqāb should:
1) Completely conceal the body.
2) Be loose such that it does not show the outline and contours of the body.
3) Not be beautiful or of eye-catching colours, that it attracts attention. This includes bright and shiny embroidery and beads.
4) Not be unusual or extraordinary such that it attracts attention. It is preferable to wear a colour that is commonly worn in that particular area.
According to the principles outlined above, it is permissible for a woman to wear a Burqa’ or Niqāb of any colour long as it does not violate any of the above mentioned conditions.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
 Fatawa Bayyinaat, Vol 4, Pg 458 (Maktabah Bayyinaat)
Fatawa Mahmudiyyah, Vol 19, Pg 307 (Maktabah Faruqiyyah)
Ahkaam-ul-Qur’aan Mufti Shafi’ Uthmani, Vol 3, Pg 435 (Idarat-ul-Qur’aan)