Shaykh Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi’i was asked:


The female questioner says: There are some French, Italian, and American clothing [available in the stores]. Is there a sin upon the woman who buys the likes of this clothing knowing that she does not buy except what conceals the body? She does not buy them except due to their beauty and their excellent tailoring and she does not intend to imitate the disbelievers?


“If it does not describe the body such that it is see through or describes the body because it is tight, then there is no harm in this inshallah. Although I advise that the clothing be tailored by righteous female tailors in order for the clothing to be concealing. We found that some clothing of the women is such that perhaps if she wanted to scratch the lowest part of her stomach, then the clothing is not spacious enough for her hand to enter inside [of it]. In the [likes of these clothing] there is harm even in terms of health. Also, in it is the imitation of the enemies of Islam. And in Allah Aid is sought”

[Anaaqeedul-Kiraamah bi Ajwibah ‘ala Asilatah Nisaa Ahlul Tuhaamah pg. 56]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan