Q 33: Is it permissible
to wear clothes worn by the Kafirs (non-Muslims)?
Permissibility is the basic rule regarding different types of clothes, since it is subject to customs. Allah says:
Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): "Who has forbidden the adornment with clothes given by Allâh, which He has produced for His slaves
Excluded from this basic rule is anything prohibited by an evidence from Shari`ah (Islamic law) (Part No. 24; Page No. 98) such as the clothes attributed to Kafirs, since the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade imitating them. Based on that, it is not permissible to wear anything that is clearly related to them and there is no harm in wearing these clothes in a way different from theirs. Moreover, it is not permissible to wear tight or transparent clothes that show the shape of the `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) and silk clothes for men.