Ruling on women who are scantily dressed


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Q 2: Is it permissible to consider scantily-dressed women as Kafirs (disbelievers), for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said about them: They will not enter Jannah (Paradise) or even smell its fragrance... ?


A: If the woman believes that this is lawful, after being advised and informed of the ruling, she is considered a Kafir (disbeliever). If the woman does not deem this lawful, she is not considered a Kafir, but she is committing one of the major sins which she must quit and repent to Allah for it, so that He may forgive her. If she dies before Tawbah (repentance to Allah), she, like the rest of sinners, falls under the Will of Allah (either to punish or pardon her), as Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills (Surah Al-Nisa’, 4:48).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.




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