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Ruling on wearing a garment made of denim

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Publication : 18-04-2004

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Question

If the fabric known as denim is made into a garment that is suitable for a Muslim woman, is it haraam to wear it, and is that an imitation of the kuffaar?.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

What is meant by imitation of the kuffaar is when a person does something to be or look like them. If this fabric or any other kind of fabric is used in ways that resemble the clothing of the kuffaar, then this comes under the heading of imitation. But if the clothes of the kuffaar are made out of this fabric but it is used in another way that is distinct from the clothing of the kuffaar, there is nothing wrong with it, so long as it is done differently from the kuffaar, even if they are well known for using this fabric, so long as it is worn in a way that differs from the way they wear it. 

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Source: Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) , Majmoo’at As’ilah tahumm al-Usrah al-Muslimah, p. 16