Woman wearing a saree


1. Is it permissible for a Muslim woman to wear a saree in a Muslim country provided that she covers all the parts of her body properly.

2. If her husband wants her to wear a saree and he gets upset if she doesn't do so, will it be permisssible for her to wear it?

3. What is the shar'ee ruling regarding wearing a saree which completely covers each part of the body?


1. In most places, a saree is an exclusive Hindu garment. People identify Hindus through sarees. Hence, it will be forbidden.

2. No. Her primary allegiance is to Allah Ta`ala and Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). The husband is obeyed because of Allah Ta`ala.

3. As above.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)