I have heard that women's hijab are not meant to turn into contemporary hijab fashion, because the hijab is meant to cover oneself so to avoid attention from the opposite sex.

Now a day the hijabs are beautified to a degree that it has started to loose its purpose and instead started to attract people's attention.

So I was wondering, is it permissible (halal/haram) to use these fashionable and attractive hijab clothings which come in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles?

Is it impermissible for a women to have hijab which make her more attractive?

NOTE: covered in this case means body is properly covered with proper clothing that is NOT revealing of one's body.

Reference from Quran & Hadith required.

At first I want to introduce you some verses in Quran about Hijab:

1 . verses (30,31,33 and 60 ) of An-Nur

2 . verses ( 35 , 53 , 55 and 59 ) of Al-Ahzab

According to these verses, a woman should cover her body completely from men who are not Mahram. Moreover in 35th verse of An-Nur , God has emphasized that women should cover their ornaments from men who are not Mahram .thus we should wear dresses which do not attract men .

" Hazrat Fatemeh wore like that and she was happy that her father delegated the task of housekeeping in her house instead of going out and facing men . " (1)

So Chador is the best Hijab.

(1) : Majlesi , 1403 AH , 43/81

  • Jazaklahir, brother for the answer. And, the key point in this question is that dress that is not attract men are rather subjective. Men have varied desire of look. Wear dresses do not attract men is not an easy task. Surely, the question stated that the sister is "covered", not "wrapped" – Adam Apr 28 '14 at 2:30
  • Adam, an attractive dress is a dress that show women bodies attractive , like tight clothes , for example wearing Support with a short skirt is not suitable at all – Somayeh Apr 29 '14 at 4:45
  • the term 'attractive' is not suitable in this case, the term you are describing is 'revealing'. Also, a revealing women is not always "attractive", just a example to clarify the thought inshaa Allah. – Adam Apr 29 '14 at 21:54

I have consulted a knowledgeable brother with sound Aqidah.

He has informed me that as long as the dress is covered, "attract attention" is a subjective issue since the culture influence will play major role on how you dress and how much attention you will be attracted because of the difference of your dress and it does not need to be necessary to be considered "pretty" in one culture while not in the another. Also, the intention of one's dress should be meant to dress because it dressed for ONESELF's pleasure because its pretty for her own eyes.

Hope that helps lead to a even better answer with authentic reference and better understanding.

  • Dressing on the basis of oneself's pleasure is not a suitable criteria. this will lead to the problem you've mentioned. another criteria must be also considered. – Mohammad Hossein Apr 9 '14 at 7:47
  • @Mohammad Hossein Surely, one's pleasure is under the criteria that one is well covered. I hope that answer the confusion :) – Adam Apr 28 '14 at 2:31

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