Concealment of Beauty


Aslam-Wa-IlaikumWRWB. May Allah(AzaWajjal) give endless blessings, best of health and longest of lives to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim(Q) Mawlana Shaykh Hisham(Q), their loved ones and all E-Shaykh staffAMEEN. MadadYaSayidi SayidiYaMadad.
What is the belief regarding ones wife wearing make-up&perfume whilst being in the presence of Non-Mahram men i.e. work/social&family gatherings.

I wanted clarification to what attire should be adhered to by men & women, is tight-clothing permitted although fully covered as I was under the impression that clothing is to be loose while make-up/perfume (on women of course !) is only for her husbands pleasure. I ask because I have seen other men attracted to my wife by her wearing it and it gives me concern as I am not with her all the time. I have Yakeen/Imaan that she will never hurt me but I get worried&stressed. Any info will be greatly appreciated. JZK
Forgive me for my bad adab. WaSalam.


wa `alaykum salam,

Qur’anic verse 24:30-31 established the principle of modesty in dress for both men and women. {Tell the believing men that they should subdue their eyes, and maintain their chastity…and tell the believing women to subdue their eyes, and maintain their chastity. They shall not reveal any parts of their bodies, except that which is necessary.}

This is interpreted to mean that men’s and women’s dress must cover most body parts, and that it is loose and thick enough so as not to disclose the body shape and must not attract attention in order to prevent fitnah (attraction).

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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