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hello everyone, I am 16 years old girl and I am soon going to start attending college . That's why I have decided to start wearing a Hijab . I was really excited and started to shop for the necessary things . But here is my problem : The things I bought don't show any skin ( well my cardigen goes till a little bit under my elbow) and I also bought not too tight pants , but a few persons told me that the modern things I want to wear with my hijab aren't allowed . They told me I must wear a Hijab ( long coat and very loose pants ) only then it will be accepted . Since I am living in europe I don't really want to wear this kind of clothes . I would like to know what you guys think about my problem and if I am allowed to dress in a modern way that doesn't show any skin with a Hijab ???

asked 01 kks_2009's gravatar image

Congratulations on wearing/starting to wear a scarf. You dont necessarily need to wear a long coat and loose pants, I'll explain. You are required to wear loose clothing which doesn't show off you're figure, even if is baggy jeans with a standard sized shirt, it isn't allowed because the top would be too small, the top itself should be atleast covering you're bum along with loose pants. You can wear modern, fashionable clothing and I've seen many Muslim females looking smart, trendy etc. For example you could wear a long maxi shirt with a top and you're scarf, that would look really nice, and it is permissible. Let's say even if you wore a juba/abaya/jilbaba you could make it look elegant and modern by wearing things ontop such a checkered shirt for instance with a necklace and brackets - you'd look nice and you'd be following the guidelines at the same time. By the way you can't show any skin, except you're hands, feet and face, so 3/4 arm cardigans aren't allowed sorry, but the decision is upto you at the end of the day.

Think about it this way, should the clothes you wear affect the way other percieve/treat you.

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edited Jun 15 '13 at 17:19

thank you very much for your reply I still have got one question : Is it allowed to wear pants with a ling dress that goes till a little bit above my knees ??? I understand that I should buy a new cardigan but is a long dress with not too tight pants that goes till a litttle bit above my knees allowed ????

(Jun 16 '13 at 04:42) kks_2009 kks_2009's gravatar image

is permissible for her to wear any colour of clothing so long as it covers her ‘awrah, does not resemble men’s clothing, and is not so tight as to show the shape of her limbs or so thin as to show what is beneath it, and does not provoke temptation. but it is better for her to wear a jilbab.

The purpose of clothing is to prevent fitnah (temptation), and this can only be achieved if clothes are wide and loose. Tight clothes, even if they conceal the colour of the skin, still describe the size and shape of the body or part of it, and create a vivid image in the minds of men. The corruption or invitation to corruption that is inherent in that is quite obvious. So the clothes must be wide. Usaamah ibn Zayd said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) gave me a thick Egyptian garment that was one of the gifts given to him by Duhyat al-Kalbi, and I gave it to my wife to wear. He said, ‘Why do I not see you wearing that Egyptian garment?’ I said, ‘I gave it to my wife to wear.’ He said, ‘Tell her to wear a gown underneath it, for I am afraid that it may describe the size of her bones.’” (Narrated by al-Diyaa’ al-Maqdisi in al-Ahaadeeth al-Mukhtaarah, 1/442, and by Ahmad and al-Bayhaqi, with a hasan isnaad).

So no matter if you wear a pants it will reveal your shape so it is deemed haram in addition women are not suppose to imitate men in dress. However, if you men skirt that is loose and that it covers the whole lower half. It permissible on the condition that upper half is covered according the shariah, such as a a very loose sweater or with a jacket that is long enough to cover the back. It should not be adorned with bright color.

It is stated in sharee’ah that Muslims, men and women alike, should not resemble or imitate the kuffaar with regard to worship, festivals or clothing that is specific to them. This is an important Islamic principle which nowadays, unfortunately, is neglected by many Muslims, even those who care about religion and calling others to Islam. This is due either to ignorance of their religion, or because they are following their own whims and desires, or because of deviation, combined with modern customs and imitation of kaafir Europe. This was one of the causes of the Muslims’ decline and weakness, which enabled the foreigners to overwhelm and colonize them. “…Verily, Allaah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not change their state themselves …” [al-Ra’d 13:11 – interpretation of the meaning]. If only they knew.

answered 1.6k315 sadie's gravatar image

Assalaamu alaykum. This answer was given in a previous question by brother light. I think it is very important that you analyze all he has said. I myself ware the jilbab and khamir. Not a head scarf. I live in USA. Its important sister you follow Allah subhana WA ta'ala, and fear Allah subhana WA ta'ala. Not people. May Allah subhana WA ta'ala guide and bless you and make easy for you.

(Jun 16 '13 at 05:24) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

i started wearing it in fifth grade...keep in mind i lived in america then in 7th grade i moved to a different community and people treated me bad... so i secretly took it off at school... then i moved to an arab country and now i cover all of my body all of the time and im in love with it. my parents never forced me to wear hijab. it was my choice and when i was in 7th grade i was just a silly girl anyways the point is if you are going to cover, cover right. im not nearly 18 and going to college this fall inshallah. covering myself makes me feel great... living in america was kinda hard especially after 9/11 but there were people who covered there are people who cover everywhere if u dont like long pants wear long skirts. if you really want to do this. you will.

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