Hijab trends

Assalamu alaykum, I just wanted to ask regarding the new hijab trend that has become increasingly popular amongst my fellow sisters. I am referring to the style where the hair is arranged in such a way that it looks like a big hump (or done using clips or excess pieces of fabric). I am under the impression that this is haram due to the hadith where the Prophet mentioned women with heads like camel humps but I’m not exactly sure so I will appreciate your view on the matter.

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Answer

Hijab is not a fashion statement and never was meant to be. It is an act of obedience that has been clearly defined in the Qur’an and Sunnah.

Regarding your question, yes, such a style will fall under the category of the following hadith.

Saaiduna Abu Huzaifah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said “There are two types of the dwellers of Hell whom I did not see.  People having flogs like the tails of the Ox and they would be beating people with them and the women who would be dressed but appear to be naked, who would be inclined to evil and make their husbands incline towards it.  Their heads would be like the humps of the bukht camel inclined to one side.  They would not enter paradise and they would not smell its odour, whereas its odour would be smelt from such and such distance.”   (Sahih Muslim p.205 v.2)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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