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White dress for wedding

Fatwaa ID: 1313

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Is wearing a white dress for wedding tashabbuh bil kuffaar? The bride didn’t restrict herself to it and considered other colours but ended up preferring a white one.

Jazakumullahu khayran

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

I was unable to find any substantial evidence that white wedding dresses are associated to any religious tradition. It is worn by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It is thus permissible to wear a white dress for one’s wedding. However, it should be noted that it must not be extravagant; that is impermissible. Likewise, it must be modest and covering of one’s ‘awrah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

11/29/1444 AH – 06/18/2023 CE | AML1-7908

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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