Q: Recently a woman told us that when you go for hajj and go to Madina Munawwarah to visit the grave of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), a woman should wear new green clothes, perfume, bangles, henna and apply red colored pigment (called gandasa) on her lips. Is it all true or bidah?
Also, is it necessary to make new clothes or wearing white clothes for hajj for a woman?
A: This is absolutely baseless. In fact, a woman is required to dress simply and loosely when she ventures out of the house for a valid need.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)