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Why Can’t Muslims Wear Saree?

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Q: I would like to know why Muslims can’t wear saree? Saree is Indian cloths and most Indian women wear saree. Why can’t Muslims wear saree? Whats wrong with saree? I heard from someone even if the saree is fully covered with no skin showing of a woman it is still not allowed. Why? Most people in India are Mulims and wear saree, does this means they are sinning? We wear lots of other jewellery and cloths which are from India and made in india are they also forbidden to use? Why so much racism in Islam?


A: In our context and environment the saree is synonymous with hindu culture. Hence, it is supposed to be discarded.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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