Women wearing fancy clothes

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Q: What is your opinion on women wearing fancy clothes to weddings as has become the habit nowadays. I am referring to events where there is full segregation and one attends in niqab and jilbaab however thereafter remove when only women present.

Also, is there fazeelat for those who adopt simplicity? My sister is getting married and family members are asking me to wear a nice dress. I generally wear a loose jubba in the house, so on the wedding day, would it be more preferable to wear what I normally wear or please the family and wear something nice. I have heard fazeelat for that person who adopts simplicity when he is able to wear something of higher rank.


A: It is important that women dress up correctly even in the presence of women. A respectable dress for women is a long flowing dress that is loose, not see through and goes than lower than half the shin. A woman should actually be revealing her beauty for her husband and not for others.

Yes, simplicity is faith.

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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