How Should Our Muslim Girls Dress?


Q. Some people have made it their habit to dress their daughters in short, tight clothing that describes the body, whether they be young or old. I hope that you can guide and advise such people.

A.It is obligatory upon a person to observe his responsibility. It is upon him to fear Allah and prevent all those who have control over his girls from dressing them in such clothing. For it has been authenticated from the Prophet (SallAllahu ʿalayhi wa allam), that he said:

Two types from the inhabitants of the hellfire i have not yet seen…..”Then he mentioned:“…clothed women but yet naked,alluring in their walk and in their heads like the leaning humps of camels. They will not enter paradise or smell it’s scent…”

These women who wear short skirts are clothed because they are wearing clothing, but they are naked due to the fact that their private zone is revealed. For the entire body of a woman is her private zone, regarding to viewing by non-mahrams, including her face hands and feet. Similarily, naked is the woman who wears tight clothing, for she appears to be clothed but in reality she is naked, because the detailed description of the body through tight clothing is nakedness. It is upon a woman to fear Allah and not reveal her beauties. She should not go to the markets except wearing clothes that do not turn heads and she should not be perfumed so as not to attract men in which case it would be feared that she is an adulterous woman. It is upon a muslim woman not to leave her house except for a needy requirement. If she does leave it she should not be perfumed, beautified or walk in a lewd fashion. Let it be known that the Prophet (sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said:

” I have not left behind me a trial more harmful to men than women.”

The trial of women is immense and virtually no one is safe from it. It is upon our nation of muslims not to follow the paths of the enemies of Allah, such as the Jews, Christians and others. For verily, this issue is of enormous importance. it is narrarated from him (Sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam) that he said:

“Verily Allah gives respite to an oppressor  until the time that he seizes him, then he does not allow him to escape.”

He then read the Most High’s words:{Such is the grip of your Lord when He grips the towns while they are doing wrong. Verily, His grip is painful and severe.}  [Hood:102]. Those propagators of Islam who call to the unveiling of women’s faces and free mixing of the sexes are upon clear misguidance and immense ignorance, for they are at variance with the guidance of Allah and His messenger. They are ignorant or play ignorant to what has happened to those nations that have been afflicted with these issues. They seek escapement from this disaster, but how is that possible for them when they take such a stance? It has become a habit that will not be changed except with a huge effort. Allah is the helper.

[By: Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al Uthaymeen|Islamic Fatawaa Regarding the Muslim Child pg.152, |Fataawa Manaar al-Islaam: 3/809]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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