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Donating clothing that are not modest

Fatwaa ID: 1416

Question:
Salam Mufti Sahab.
I am trying to to change my clothing and wear more modest dressing than before. The clothes I have right now do cover my body but some of them are not loose enough and show the shape of the body. I am trying to to slowly change my wardrobe to be more loose and get rid of the tight clothing.
My question is, what do I do with the tight clothes that I have? I wanted to donate them so that someone else could use them, but I was told that If someone wears the immodest clothes that I donate, I will be punished for it? To give some context, I currently reside in a Non-Muslim majority country, so the clothing that I want to donate can be used by majority people living there. My intention to donate was to not waste the pieces of clothing and thought that they might be helpful for people who cannot afford to buy new clothes. Is it true that I will be punished if someone wears those clothes? If yes, how should I get rid of them? JazakAllah

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is pleasing to note that you are trying to bring in Islamic values in your life and that you are working towards spiritually growing. May Allaah Ta’aala make it easy for you and bless you with khayr and ‘aafiyah.

It is permissible to donate the said clothing. You are not responsible for how the recipient of the donation uses or wears the clothing. It is permissible to wear such clothing in the confines of one’s home or in the presence of one’s husband. That is a possibility with the recipient as well. Hence, they will be responsible for how they wear such clothing. You will not be accountable for them.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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