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Wearing a Dark Hijab

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Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed​


I just want to know if black hijab is farz? Actually one of my teachers ask me Muslim women are only allowed to wear black hijab then why in Afghanistan they wear blue? I haven’t seen any hadith saying that women should not wear different colours of hijab outside. please help me. Maybe the people of Europe think that Muslim women are only allowed to wear black like we know that in India widows are only allowed to wear white.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 


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As you will realise, the colour of the hijab should not be of a ‘stylish’ nature such that it attracts attention. Although black isn’t compulsory, the colour should reflect modesty.

Only Allah Knows best.

Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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