Wearing jackets

Q: One mufti mentioned in a bayaan that we as Muslims should not be wearing clothes like the kuffaar. Then he mentioned even the jackets we wear, these resemble the kuffaar, so we should actually be wearing like a jubbah type coat which is similar to a kurtha. Is this correct? Are jackets disliked?

A: Jackets are clothing that are worn by Muslims as well as non-Muslims. Hence, it is permissible for one to wear a jacket. However, one should refrain from the kuffaar type jackets (i.e. jackets that have emblems or logos of kufr or fisq (impermissible) connotations on them).

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)