Category: Society and Culture
Fatwa#: 39422
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Nov 26,2017

Title: Can one wear a tight dress with a cardigan at home?

Question

If only your family are in the house like father sister brother and mother are you allowed to wear a tight dress with a cardigan that reaches your bum and covers the tightness of that dress and the dress is just above your knees and leggings with the dress but your also wearing a scarf which is covering you upto shoulders like is it halal to wear this infront if family only 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Modesty is a branch of faith. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam said::[i]

الْحَيَاءُ شُعْبَةٌ مِنَ الْإِيمَانِ

Translation:

Modesty (Al-Haya') is a branch of Faith

[Sahih-Muslim 1/63 Darul-Ihyaul-Turath]

We are not in a position to comment on the modesty or otherwise on the specific dress you refer to. However, the dress should be loose and should not reveal the form and shape of the body.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridwaan Ibn Khalid Esmail [Kasak]

Student Darul Iftaa
Katete, Zambia  

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 



[i] صحيح مسلم (1/ 63) 

حَدَّثَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللهِ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، وَعَبْدُ بْنُ حُمَيْدٍ، قَالَا: حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَامِرٍ الْعَقَدِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ بِلَالٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ دِينَارٍ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: «الْإِيمَانُ بِضْعٌ وَسَبْعُونَ شُعْبَةً، وَالْحَيَاءُ شُعْبَةٌ مِنَ الْإِيمَانِ»

الناشر: دار إحياء التراث العربي - بيروت

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