What does a Muslim woman wear when a death has occurred in the family?
Urooj Ainuddin, Muslim by birth
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There is no dress code for funerals in Islam. We wear our usual clothes when we attend funerals. Any color is acceptable. Usually, people wear light colors in empathy for the mourning family.
Only a widow is required to wear white simple clothes and abstain from makeup for 4 months 10 days after her husband passes away. She must not remarry within this period. She must remain confined to her house in this duration. If she is pregnant, the mourning period extends to the birth of the baby.
The mourning period for all other relatives is 3 days, without any dress restrictions.
My maternal grandfather died one month after my marriage, and though I wore a new dress from my dowry to the mourning assembly on the third day after his demise, my mother and maternal aunts where furious that i had not dressed up like a new bride!
Asalam alaikum (peace be upon you)
There is no special dress code for men or women on funerals. Everyone wears appropriate clothing just as normal days. But in some countries like India and Pakistan men and women both wear white dresses. It is not a compulsion but a local culture which some people follow.
Above is Aisha Buhari the wife of late Buhari putting on white as Muslim tradition required of a widow, also her kids with blacks as a mark of respect to their late father. The man in Aso Rock is not Buhari
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