Is The Shalwaar, Kameez Sunnah?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


Assalamualaikum Mufti Saab,


Is the salwar kameez (khafni) a sunnat of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH?  I was recently told at university that wearing a jubbah is Sunnat and the khafni was NOT.  


However my Amir Saab once told me that the Prophet Muhammad PBUH owned a salwar kameez (khafni) which he received as a gift. 


If the former is correct, would one be sinful for deeming the “khafni” an Islamic dress?



Jazakallah Khair





The Kameez is a Sunnah Libaas of the prophet Muhammad PBUH. He owned a Shalwaar but its wearing is not authentic

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

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09 May 2007

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