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Is Black Color a Condition for Hijab?


Is wearing hijab in colors other than black haram? I thought that other colors except black are haram, and that black was the color of the Hijab of the prophets' wives. Although, when I read some texts, I found that other colors are not haram, and there is no conclusive evidence that the mothers of the believers(may Allah be pleased with them) used to wear black Hijab every time. So, with this, are all colors in Hijab permissible? Does wearing black Hijab earns more reward than other colors?


Praise be to Allah. May His peace and blessings be upon His Messenger  and his family and his companions. After that:

It is not required for Hijab a particular color, rather it is permissible for women to wear a veil of any color she likes, as long as it constitutes all the conditions stipulated by Shariah. Saudi permanent Committee of Iftaa' was asked: Is Muslim women Hijab peculiar to black color or general to all colors?

The Committee replied: The Muslim woman's dress is not peculiar to black color, and she may wear any color of clothing, if it covers all her body organs, or resembles men, and it is not a tight one that may show her body's organs, nor transparent, and attract the gaze of men .

So, failure to assign or give preference to black color for wearing hijab does not mean that it is necessary to change it to another color. Rather, it is an open matter, whether it is due to your personal desire.

We advise you not to over thinking about such a simple matter, and not open to yourself the door of obsession of the devil.

Allah knows best.

Source of Fatwa:

Fatwa Issued by: Islam web.

Fatwa No: 379714

The original text of the fatwa in Arabic:



هل لبس الحجاب بألوان غير الأسود حرام؟ فقد كنت أعتقد أن الألوان غير الأسود حرام، وأن الأسود هو لبس زوجات النبي، ولما قرأت بحثا وجدت أن الألوان الأخرى ليست حراما، ولا يوجد دليل قاطع على أن أمهات المؤمنين كان لبسهن الدائم هو الأسود. فهل بذلك تكون الألوان كلها مباحة؟ وهل لبس الأسود فيه زيادة أجر عن غيره؟.


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