Wearimg jeans is allowed.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
(May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
jeans is allowed, i mean in the presence of mehram only?some people say that it
is the dress of men n its not allowed.but i observe many girls wearing jeans
inside their veils and performing umrah n salah in mecca .it is allowed?
jazakallah brother for previous answer
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Jeans dress code clothing women
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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad
(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah and His Messenger (saws) have neither specified nor
limited the believers to a particular Islamic dress, but rather gave some
conditions which the dress one adorns himself/herself with must be fulfilled:
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:
worn should not announce arrogance.
‘satr’ of the person (man or woman) must be covered in the presence of
clothes worn must not be tight so as to display ones figure and
curves, and should not be transparent.
clothes worn must not be an imitation of the pagans or disbelievers.
should not imitate women in their clothing; nor should women imitate men
in their clothing.
Thus regardless of what type of outfit one chooses to
wear, whether it be jeans or anything else, if it violates any of the above
restrictions, that it would not be deemed appropriate clothing in Islam.
In our humble opinion, the wearing of jeans for a
believing woman might be in violation of two of the above five restrictions.
a. Jeans are generally tight-fitted and do display ones
figures and curves.
But if the believing woman wears a loose-fitting outer
garment or ‘jilbaab’ over whatever she chooses to wear underneath the ‘jilbaab’
when in the presence of non-mehrams, then she would not be in violation of this
b. If one lives in a culture where jeans are considered
clothing specific for men, then it would indeed not be appropriate for a
believing woman to imitate the apparel of men.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.49 Narrated by An Numan bin Bashir
I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying,
'Both the ‘halaal’ (permissible) and the ‘haraam (forbidden) things are
evident; but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of
the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these
suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in
these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the
Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in
Thus my beloved sister in Islam, although one cannot say
that the wearing of ‘jeans’ is specifically declared ‘haraam’ or forbidden by
Allah and His Messenger (saws) for the believing woman; in our humble opinion,
because of its vicinity to the violation of some of the commands of apparel, it
would definitely be amongst the suspicious or doubtful things. Thus if the believing woman so fears Allah
and the Last Day and abstains from it for Allah’s sake, she will have a huge reward
with Allah Subhanah for her obedience and piety.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to
Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only
Source of Strength.
Your brother and
well wisher in Islam,