A person should not wear black outfits. is this true ?
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i have met a number of people including some of my family members who feel that a person should not wear black outfits. is this true ?
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Wearing black outfit
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 26:
26 O ye children of Adam! We have bestowed clothing upon you to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you; but the clothing of taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.) that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah that they may receive admonition!
Provided that the below five conditions of apparel are not violated, there is absolutely no restriction on the type or color of clothing the believers are allowed to wear in Islam:
- Men should not imitate women in their clothing; nor should women imitate men in their clothing.
- Clothes worn should not announce arrogance.
- The satr of the person (man or woman) must be covered.
- The clothes worn must not be tight so as to display ones figure and curves, and should not be transparent.
- The clothes worn must not be an imitation of the pagans or disbelievers.
Your Question: i have met a number of people including some of my family members who feel that a person should not wear black outfits. is this true ?
There is absolutely nothing in the Quran and Sunnah which forbids or prohibits the believers, men or women, from wearing black clothing, if they wish to do so. Provided the above five conditions of apparel are not violated, one may wear any type or color of clothing one wishes to wear.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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