Selling women's clothes online

Q: I am doing business online. I sell portraits and paintings, etc. I also sell hand painted hijaabs and sharee gowns. I like to wear beautiful clothes at home. From here I feel a hijaabi sister can wear attractive clothing when they are at home in front of maharams.

1. Am I in a trap of shaitan if I think this way?

2. Can I sell these clothes to non hijaabi sisters?

3. Is it permissible to do this type of business?

4. I know that niqaab is a permissible dress code in islam, but there are many controversies about hijaab. Can I sell hijaab?


1. As long as these types of clothing are restricted to the home and it is worn in the presence of mahrams only, it is permissible.

2. Yes.

3. Yes. It is far better for women to pay attention to the household needs and chores and dispensing the right guidance and tarbiyat to the growing infants. The rewards and returns in this are far greater.

4. There is absolutely no controversy in regards to the donning of hijaab and niqaab, like there is no controversy in performing namaaz. And niqaab is not just a permissible attire, it is a compulsory attire when one has to leave the house.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)