Question: According to one Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, it is permissible to wear any type of clothes. The dress styles of kuffaar are permissible. He also rejects Hijaab. He says that we should not be worrying if girls walk about without scarves. He presents some Hadith narrations in which is mentioned that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) donned a variety of garments. Please comment.
Answer (By Mujlisul Ulama):
A person who rejects Hijaab and denies the compulsion of hair-covering for women is not a Muslim. If he was a Muslim once upon a time, then his beliefs of kufr eliminate his Imaan. He is a deviate and a mudhil. He deviates the ignorant from the Deen.
The permanent dress of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) as well as that of all the Ambiya, was the qamees (kurtah) and izaar (lungi). The confounded murtad ‘shaykh’ is guilty of confounded lies. It was a rare occasion that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) donned for a couple of minutes a gift of a foreign garment. It was not his dress style nor the style of the Sahaabah.
The momentary donning of a foreign garment only served the purpose of permissibility should such a garment in future become a style of the Muslim community. If a style which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) did not wear, but is the style of a Muslim community, then it will be permissible provided that it is within the confines of essential Islamic guidelines.
The garment must be above the ankles. It should not reveal the shape of the body. It should not be bright feminine colours for males. It should not be a specific kuffaar style. The lower part of the body should be covered with the qamees or a shawl. Muslim com-munities of the various countries have their dis-tinctive Islamic dress. As long as the essential guideline requisites are fulfilled, all such dress styles will be permissible. The very dress style is Islamic and only Mus-lims in the country don such a style.
It was never suggested by the Ulama that only the specific style of the Sahaabah is permissible and all other forms are haraam.
But, kuffaar styles and fashions are haraam. Such styles are Tashabbuh bil kuffaar.
The shaykh, if he has any intention of saving his skin in Qiyaamah, he should renew his Imaan, repent and renew his nikah if he happens to have a wife.