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Tights under the Abaya



Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

I would like to know what is the ruling of wearing tights under the abaya.


Bismihi Ta‘ala

Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barkaatuh

Respected Sister

Tights are the dressing of the shameless and immoral kuffaar women. The purpose of such filthy garments is to attract others and involve them in sin. Why then should a Muslim girl wear something that is immoral and shameless, even if it is covered by the abaya?

Many women unfortunately wear western garments such as jeans and t-shirts and then cover it with an abaya. It is as if one is saying that “I am a Muslim ‘outside’ and a westerner ‘inside’, or a follower of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) ‘outside’ and a follower of America or the Jews ‘inside’.”

Therefore, such garments (which are not conducive to hayaa) should never be worn.

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best 

Answered by:

Uswatul Muslimah Panel of ‘Ulama