Selling women’s products

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Volume 13, Page 33, Question No.1 of Fatwa No.14215

Question: I have a business in which I sell perfumes, watches, makeup (cosmetics), creams, hair-dryers and ready-made women’s clothing which are long and not revealing. My question is: are any of these items haraam, and should I stop selling them, or can I carry on with my business?

Response: With regard to selling the mentioned items, there is nothing to indicate they are haraam, so long as they do not lead to any haraam actions such as flirting or joking with women and other such similar means to haraam.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.