Q: Is it permissible to wear dresses with trains? We were taught it to be tashabbu bil kuffaar, but I came across an incident which is causing me to doubt that. In Hayaatus Sahaabah Vol.2 pg.582 there is the incident. Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam jokes with His wife-…. the man enquired about the nature of the joking of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)’s jokes.Hazrat Abdullah Bin Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhu),”Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam once gave one of His wives a large shawl to wear saying,’Wear it, Thank Allah and drag it along like a bride’s train”.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)