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Men and women’s clothing

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Q: Why are women said to wear burkha but men aren’t. And how should a Muslim man dress? And like if I like a sweat shirt am I allowed to wear because the sweat shirt(not body tight) can look good and still attract the opposite gender. So is that permissible in Islam, to wear nice clothing?

Bismillaah

A: This is a command of Allah Ta`ala.

Loose simple clothing, at least the upper garment should be till the knees and the trousers should be above the ankles. A Muslim male’s attire comes with a topee and ensure that the topee is also worn when leaving the house.

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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