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wearimg 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?


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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:

  1. Clothes worn should not announce arrogance.
  2. The ‘satr’ of the person (man or woman) must be covered in the presence of their non-mehrams.
  3. The clothes worn must not be tight so as to display ones figure and curves, and should not be transparent.
  4. The clothes worn must not be an imitation of the pagans or disbelievers.
  5. Men 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 restriction.


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 it.’


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,




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