Do widows wear white?


In certain religion and others the widows suffers for their husband’s death while if the wife died the husband doesn’t have to do anything. Since men and women are the same in Allah’s eyes either Allah doesn’t let the widow follow a self torturing custom like restricted to certain freedoms or makes both the husband and wife do it incase of their spouses death. Example: Wearing only white clothes, wearing only black, and other oppressive rituals against freedom


The wives of the deceased need to stay away from fancy clothes, adornment, makeup, jewellery and perfume during the mourning period of four months and ten days. They are not to neglect regular work during mourning period such as cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, laundry, etc.

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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