Color of hijab.

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Alhamdhulillah .u 've given the right answer.i used to cover entire body except face hands and feet .i used to be much careful in covering my hair .i cover my face till forehead so no hair is seen out. when i wear colour dhupattas, my friends mock me like what is thhe use of covering like this with coloured one?should we require to wear black alone. Needs guidance. please help.MAY ALLAH GUIDE US IN THE RIGHT PATH.


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Color of hijab

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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 59:

O Prophet, enjoin your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons.   It is expected that they will thus be recognized, and not molested.   Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verse 31:

31      And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except that which is displayed of itself; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers….


Respected sister in Islam, Allah Subhanah has Commanded the believing woman to cover herself in the ‘hijaab’ when in the presence of non-mehram adult males and to the best of our knowledge, neither Allah Subhanah nor His Messenger (saws) have restricted the ‘hijaab’ to be of a particular color! 


The believing woman is at absolute liberty to adorn herself with any color ‘hijaab’ she wishes or pleases.


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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