Selling Clothing to Non-Muslims

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Is it allowed to sell any kind of clothing to non-Muslim women? As they will wear it outside without Hijaab. Please advise.

Please advise if the income from selling women’s clothing in an online auction is Halaal. As in auction, anyone can bid (Muslim or non-Muslim).

1.Is the income Halaal or Haraam when selling long dresses?

2.And also is selling shirts with or without sleeves Haraam? Jazakallah Khair for your answer.




  1. Any kind of clothing can be sold to non-Muslim women even if they wear it in public without Hijaab as they do not comply with the dictates of Shari’ah.
  1. The income gained from selling women’s clothing in online auction is also Halaal once one adheres to the rules of business transactions.
  1. The income gained through selling long dresses and shirts with or without sleeves is Halaal, since it is permissible for women to wear these types of clothing in certain conditions.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Nezaam bin Yahya Ali

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


12 August 2004

25 Jumaadul Ukhraa 1425

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