Black color clothes.

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Salamaliakum Brother,

i would like to know whether black color clothes and shoes are prohibited in islam.with hadith reference

Thank YOu.


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Black color clothes

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.713         Narrated by Um Khalid bint Khalid

The Prophet (saws) was given some clothes including a black ‘Khamisa’ (a type of outer-clothing). The Prophet (saws) said, "To whom shall we give this to wear?" The people kept silent whereupon the Prophet (saws) said, "Fetch Um-Khalid for me." I (Um Khalid) was carried (as I was small girl at that time) and brought to the Prophet (saws).  The Prophet (saws) took the black ‘Khamisa’ in his hands and made me wear it and said, "May you live so long that you wear out many garments.”  On the ‘Khamisa’ there were some green or pale designs (The Prophet (saws) saw these designs) and said, "O Um Khalid! This is ‘Sanah’." (an Ethiopian word meaning beautiful).


To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no prohibition in Shariah if one chooses or wishes to wear black colored clothes or shoes.


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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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