Are Women Required to Wear Certain Types of Clothing and Colors During Umrah and Hajj?

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Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan

Question: Is there any fiqh recommendation on what color to wear in umrah (for women)? Is there any requirement as to the type of clothes and shoes to be worn?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith.

There are no particular requirements or recommendations specific to women’s clothing or shoes for umrah/hajj, except that it is prohibited for her to cover her face with direct contact. She may, however, have a veil hang from a cap or the like, as long as the clothe does not touch her face. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Of course, the normal prescriptions and etiquette of clothing would apply, such as to wear loose clothing, of colors that do not draw the attention of men.

And Allah alone gives success.


Faraz A. Khan

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