Fatwa: # 19018
Category: Eid
Country: Pakistan
Date: 21st May 2020


What is the Sunnah of wearing new dresses/clothes on Eid day?


Sir kindly tell me about SUNNAT of wearing new dresses on Eid day.



In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  

Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh


Amongst the thirteen sunnahs of Eid-ul-fitr, one is to wear the best of clothing which one possesses, or can afford.

As for thinking it to be compulsory to buy new garments, shoes and other wasteful expenditure incurred on Eid day has no basis in shariah.

 (Bahishti Zewar, Vol.2, Pg.217, Zam Zam)

(Juristic Essays, Pg.284, Darul Isha’at)

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum


Ml. Abduz Zaman,
Student Dārul Iftā


Concurred by: Ml. Abdur Rahman Shareef, Student Dārul Iftā


Under the guidance of:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb
Dārul Iftā

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