Is It Permissible to Wear Beautiful, Fashionable Abayas?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


Is it allowed to wear a fashionable abaya in Islam?


Thank you for your question. It is permissible to wear anything loose, long, and not transparent while keeping in mind the cultural clothing and traditions of one’s area. Always err on the side of modesty; consult other religious women and seek the answer in your heart when in doubt. Every girl knows when she is going overboard.

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May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied Aqidah, Fiqh, Tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied Fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.