Zakir Naik – The Label for a Muslim Lady

Zakir Naik
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the six criteria for Islam, including the degree of casuality, clothing, and appearance. They also mention the importance of wearing the appropriate clothing for different situations, such as traveling or being at home. The speaker emphasizes the need for the women's to wear the appropriate clothing to avoid being seen as a sex symbol.
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What is the label

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for the Muslim,

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for the Muslim women?

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Even they have a label.

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The glorious Quran says in Surinur,

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chapter number 24,

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verse number 31,

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that, say to the believing women that they

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should lower their gaze and guard their modesty,

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and display not the beauty

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except what appears ordinarily off,

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And draw their veil over the bosom.

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And display not the beauty except

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to the husbands, their fathers, their sons, and

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a big list of their close relatives who

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she can't marry is given.

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And the criteria

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for hijab

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is mentioned in the Quran and the Sahadeep.

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There are basically 6 criteria.

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The first is the extent which differs between

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the man and the woman. For the man,

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it's from the navel to the knee.

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For the woman, the complete body should be

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covered except

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the face

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and the hands up to the wrist. Some

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scholars say even the feet below the ankle

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can be seen.

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There are some scholars who say that even

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the face and the hands should be covered.

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This is the extent.

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The remaining 5 criterias

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is the same for the man and the

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woman. The second

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is that the clothes they wear,

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it should not be so tight that it

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reveals the figure.

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We

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have many of our Muslim brothers

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who wear jeans.

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There are also stretch jeans.

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You know, skin tight stretch

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jeans. Wearing skin tight stretch jeans, aura of

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the man is from the navel to the

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knee. He cannot wear any clothes which reveal

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the figure of that part. No skin tight

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where you can see the curves. It's not

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allowed.

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The third,

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the clothes they wear,

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it should not be transparent so that you

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can see through. The Muslim woman may be

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covering the body, may be wearing loose clothes,

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but it may be transparent. You know, made

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of jewelry or something like that. That's not

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allowed.

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4th is, it should not be so glamorous

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that it attracts the opposite *.

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5th is it should not resemble that of

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the unbeliever.

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Any label which is a specific sign of

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an unbeliever,

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a Muslim cannot wear.

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For example,

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a Muslim cannot wear a cross. It's a

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specific sign of Christianity.

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He cannot wear Om, which is a sign

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of Hinduism. He cannot wear a vermilon or

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a tikka,

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which is sign of

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Hindu.

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He cannot wear any specific signs, which is

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a sign of an unbeliever.

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And the 6th criteria is,

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you cannot wear clothes

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that which resemble the opposite *.

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If you go to the Western countries,

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you have many boys and gents.

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They wear a earring. Only 1 earring.

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It has certain significance. If you wear 1

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earring, it has certain significance.

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And

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the Indians, whatever America does, after a few

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years when we follow,

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And you find even in Bombay nowadays,

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men wearing 1 earring.

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According to Islamic Sharia, you cannot wear clothes

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that which resemble that of the opposite *.

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And the reason for hijab for the woman

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is given in Surah Azaab, chapter 33 verse

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59,

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where it says that, oh, prophet,

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tell your wives

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and the believing woman

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that when they go abroad, they should put

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on the cloak

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so that they shall be recognized,

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and it will prevent

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them from being molested.

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The Quran says that hijab has been prescribed

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for the women, so that they shall be

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recognized,

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and it will prevent

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them from being molested.

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For example,

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if 2 sisters

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who are twins,

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and

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if both of them are very beautiful,

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they're equally beautiful. If they're walking down the

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streets of Bombay,

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and if 1 of the twin sister

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keeps wearing the hijab, the complete body covered,

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except the face and the hand of the

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wrist.

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And the other twin sister, she's wearing the

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western clothes. The skirt

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or the mini.

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And they're walking down the streets, and around

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the corner, there is a hole again. There

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is a russian

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who's waiting for a catch, who's waiting to

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tease a girl.

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I'm asking a question. Which girl will he

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tease?

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Will he tease the girl wearing the Islamic

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hijab, or will he tease the girl wearing

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the skirt or the mini? Which girl will

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he tease?

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But naturally, he will tease the girl wearing

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the skirt or the mini. The Quran rightly

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says that hijab has been prescribed for the

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women so that it shall prevent them from

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being molested.

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There are some of our Muslim sisters

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who may give the excuse

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that

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when we wear the hijab, when we wear

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the scarf, or when

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we wear the coat or the hijab,

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the people just stare at us.

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Therefore,

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it is

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unnecessary attracting attention.

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I tell them, I do agree with you.

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There may be cases in which because you

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are unique,

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no 1 around you is wearing the hijab,

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And if you wear the hijab, people may

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look at you because you're

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odd. The odd man out,

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or rather the odd woman out.

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It may it may happen. But I tell

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them that when the people look at you

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when you wear the hijab, they don't look

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at you with lust, they look at you

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with respect.

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That's the difference.

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To the other lady who's wearing the store

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at the mini,

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the men look at with lust

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To you, if they look at you,

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they look at you with respect.

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They may look at you because

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you may look unique,

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but when they look at you, they look

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at you with respect. And you can ask

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this question to the ladies who do hijab,

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and even my sister,

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she confirms that

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because we wear the hijab,

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the people around us respect us. When we

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go in the bus, they offer us a

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seat.

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It elevates the position of the woman.

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And many women think that if you have

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to wear a hijab, you have to wear

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a black. It's compulsory.

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No way

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does the Islamic sharia say that you should

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wear only a black burqa

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as long as it doesn't attract the opposite

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*. You can wear any color.

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You can wear brown, you can wear blue,

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you can wear white, you can wear ivory,

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you can wear any color. Maybe people prefer

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black, you know, because if you wear a

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black burqa, you may have to wash it

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once in a week or once in a

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fortnight. If you wear a white you may

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have to wash it every day or maybe

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every alternate day.

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So choice is yours. You can either wear

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a black and wash it once a week,

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or wear a white

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or light color and wash it every couple

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of days. The option is yours.

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Nowhere does the Islam that you should wear

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black. If you want, you can wear black.

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You can wear any color as long as

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you follow the 6 criterias of the Islamic

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Sharia.

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