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Is it Appropriate for a Husband to Purchase Undergarments for His Wife?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: Assalam aleykum,

Is it permissible for a husband to purchase undergarments for his wife from a shop where customer service is provided by men or women?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us.

Permissibility

Yes, it is permissible for a husband to purchase undergarments for his wife.

That being said, he must be mindful of lowering his gaze, because there are often immodest advertising images in such shops.

Please see:

Love, Marriage and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered

Wassalam,
[Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil has spent almost two years in Amman, Jordan, where she learned Shafi’i’ fiqh, Arabic, Seerah, Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Tajweed. She continues to study with her Teachers in Malaysia and online through SeekersHub Global. She graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales, was a volunteer hospital chaplain for 5 years and has completed a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, daughter, and mother-in-law.