Difficulty in wearing abaaya and scarf

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Q: I am trying to wear abaaya and scarf. My nafs are troubling me a lot and it is making it difficult. Also my husband is modern so I also have thoughts like I’m not dresses smart enough etc. And nowadays females dress up a lot and also I do notice my husbands eyes do wander and also he does dress up so I feel like his dressed up and I’m not. What advice can you give me to make it easier for me?

Another question is that If one is trying to wear abaya and scarf and I look at the clothing in a mall which are not Shar’ia compliant and feel in there heart that those clothes are so smart and maybe that wearing abaya and scarf is hard but doesn’t say it out loud rather they pulled a face that could have been despondent or could have not been is that kufar? Or if they sigh out of difficulty of wearing abaya and scarf, is that kufar?


A: Dress up well so that he will be pleased with you, but within the confines of your house.

It is not kufr, but it is not at all appropriate behaviour for a Muslim. It is showing disloyalty to Islam and Islamic values. Beg Allah’s protection and help.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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