Yes, How Women Dress Is Everyone’s Business

Whenever a Muslim feminist or simp tells you that Muslim men have “No right!” to comment on how women dress, just remind them that the Prophet himself ﷺ was very concerned with women’s clothing and modesty.

Not only did he comment on it, he correlated the deteriorating state of women’s dress with Hell and the end of the world. He said:

“Two are the types of the denizens of Hell whom I have not seen: A people having whips like the tails of cows and they will be beating people with them, and women who will be dressed but appear to be naked, enticing to evil and being inclined to evil. Their heads will appear like the humps of the Bactrian camel leaning to one side. They will not enter Jannah and they will not smell its fragrance which is perceptible from such and such a distance.” [Muslim]

Imam Nawawi rahimahullah comments on this saying it refers to signs of the hour.

Also:

“There are three at whom Allah will not look on the Day of Resurrection: The one who is an ingrate to his parents, the woman who imitates men in her outward appearance, and the cuckold.” [Nasai]

Furthermore, it has been related that the Prophet ﷺ cursed a man who puts on the dress of women, and a woman who puts on the dress of men. [Abu Dawud]

How women and men dress is everyone’s business because it affects everyone in society. If standards of dress become increasingly immodest and sexualized, that in turn affects the character of society. Among the crucial responsibilities of fathers and husbands is ensuring that their female family members are not harming themselves, their families, and society at large through immodest dress.

So yes, women’s dress is a concern for everyone. Those who speak up and denounce lack of modesty are not tyrants. Those who think that they can impose their body parts on the world (without consent, by the way!) are the tyrants.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. “Whenever a Muslim feminist or simp tells you that Muslim men have “No right!” to comment on how women dress,”

    Just ask them: then why are you fighting hijaab? They are always implicitly or explicitly trying to discourage women from wearing it. And aren’t these clowns all about freedom of expression and speech?

    “If standards of dress become increasingly immodest and sexualized, that in turn affects the character of society.”

    Yes. The women become increasingly shameless (as we can clearly see day to day) and the men increasingly despondent.

    On of the tactics of the colonialist French was to open up a red light district employing the local women to demoralize their male opponents. Sexual liberation isn’t about liberty at all, it’s about control.

    The first question to ask though is: why do women generally have a penchant for showing off their body? Even morbidly obese and unsightly women often dress in far too revealing clothes. The answer seems rather obvious. Like those colonialist French it’s about control. They feel they can exercise control when the atmosphere is sexually charged. Men indeed are more likely to comply when that type of tension is present.

    Islam beautifully and effectively remedies this problem: no sexuality in public and none of it between persons who aren’t married to one another.

  2. Even in my workplace here in USA, the female supervisor told all female workers to refrain from dressing in provocative clothes in order to avoid potential harassment. Yes even non Muslims will admit this at times.

  3. For the French it is their business if you dress conservatively, but not otherwise.

    So yeah, how people dress, is always everyone’s business!

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