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Cursed are those men who emulate women

Question

Please provide the Hadith, wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed those men who emulate women and those women who emulate men

 

Answer

This Hadith has been recorded in numerous Hadith collections with variations in the wording. Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded the following version:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports:

“Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed those men who imitate women and those women who imitate men”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith:  5885)

 

‘Emulating’ or ‘imitating’ in this Hadith refers to the manner of dressing, adornment, the manner of walking and talking of each gender.

(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 5885)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar