Women’s clothing in Islam

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What type of clothing is considered Islamic for a woman?


A: Women should wear clothing that is neither tight fitting nor reveals the figure and shape of the body. A woman’s clothing should cover and conceal her entire body. Similarly, a woman should avoid clothing that resembles the fashion and style of the disbelievers and in which there is extravagance and ostentation.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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