Is Wearing Jeans Prohibited in Islam for Women?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Is wearing jeans prohibited in Islam for women?

Answer: assalamu `alaykum

It would be permitted to wear jeans so long as it covers one’s nakedness in a modest fashion.

For more details, please see:

Denim Clothing, Saris, and Imitating the Unbelievers

Tight or Revealing Clothing on Men and Women


Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Denim Clothing, Saris, and Imitating the Unbelievers

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Would it be considered ‘imitating the unbelievers’ to wear denim clothing or a sari?

Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful.

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

It is not disliked to wear denim clothing (such as a jilbab for women, or loose jeans), if it fulfills the conditions and proprieties of modest Muslim clothing.

As for a sari, if it is properly covering, loose, and modest, then it is permitted to wear without dislike. The sari is a common cultural dress of Muslims and is not a distinguishing sign of disbelief or corruption.

This is what the texts of the Hanafi school would entail, and what leading scholars we have consulted state.

And Allah alone gives success.


Faraz Rabbani

What Is Proper Prayer Attire for Women?

Answered by Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera

Question: Is it permissible for a woman to pray at home in her normal home clothes, which cover the awrah, khimar also being worn or does she need to observe the jilbaab and the khimar?

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

Assalamu alaykum

In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth

It is not necessary to wear a jilbab in prayer.

As long as the clothes she is wearing covers her awra properly, which is the whole body except the face, hands and feet, it would be permissible to pray in them. One should also ensure that the clothes are not tight or figure hugging as some from the mentioned styles tend to be.


Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf