Wearing coloured or embroidered abayas

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What is the ruling on wearing coloured and embroidered abayas? Should the abayas start from the head instead of the shoulder? This type of head abaya is not common in India and I might draw attention by wearing it. Should I discard all my coloured and embroidered abayas and buy plain black ones? Jaazak Allahu khayran.

Zaynab El-Kateb:

You can wear a colored Abaya if it is one color but not mixed colors for zeina. Abayas that are embroidered are Zeina (beautification), so you should not wear them in front of non mahram.



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