Wearing a Kurta

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Q: Is it sunnah to wear a Kurta (thobe) and kufi and therefore rewarding? Or is it something that was just the apparel of the time of Nabi Sallalualaihi wasalam? Does the hadith apply that if a person wears jeans and shirts then he is imitating the kuffar and would resemble them, given the fact that Muslims wear it too so its the dress of the place and era? Please provide your explanation. May Allah reward you with Jazai Khair


A: The kurta was the clothing of the pious in all times, and to adopt the ways of the pious is an act of virtue and mustahab.

It is also a form of resemblance.

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


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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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