Pardah Colour

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Today, many sisters wear the abaya/jilbab and hinab in bright, florescebnt colours. Is this permissible or should the colour be dark?

Jazakumullah and may Allah Ta’ala reward you all for your deeny effort. Ameen.



Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

The female companions were known to wear black and dark colors (perferable), but other colors are also permissible for a woman to wear. Women must not wear any colours which attract attention i.e bright colours.

…’Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil … (Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.715)

The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was given some clothes including a black Khamisa. The Prophet said, “To whom shall we give this to wear?” The people kept silent whereupon the Prophet said, “Fetch Um Khalid for me.” I (Um Khalid) was brought carried (as I was small girl at that time). The Prophet took the Khamisa in his hands and made me wear it and said, “May you live so long that your dress will wear out and you will mend it many times.” On the Khamisa there were some green or pale designs (The Prophet saw these designs) and said, “O Um Khalid! This is Sanah.” (Sanah in a Ethiopian word meaning beautiful). (Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.713)

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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