(Closed) What to wear to Mosque??

posted 11 years ago in Muslim
Post # 5
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know lots of women who go to mosques without long skirts.  That’s not necessary in my experience with mosque-going.  I would however advise you to wear dress pants if you don’t have a long skirt or dress.  Also, a shirt that has long sleeves and goes below the waist (don’t want to be showing your thong when you are sitting down!).  Usually when I’ve visited mosques (my graduate work was in Islamic Studies), I wore a pant suit with a high cut blouse or a pair of pants with a blouse and a longer dress coat.  I would also think about finding some kind of coordinating scarf which you can wear around your neck and then transfer to your head if/when necessary. 

Post # 6
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would purchase a long skirt and wear it with a long sleeved blouse and bring a pashmina just in case!

Or ask the couple what would be appropriate – maybe their mosque is less strict!

Post # 7
42 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hey ladies! I’m a Muslim and I think it’s appropriate for you to wear something decent like a skirt/pants below the knees. Try avoiding sheer and/or sleeveless tops. And I agree with Future Mrs.Martin: do bring along a shawl just in case. It’s great as an accessory! Most mosques are not strict to non-Muslims,even just for sighseeing.


Post # 8
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, I understand your situation. I have attended many of these events.

The appropriate way to dress is to wear fully covered clothing, especially if you are stating it is in the mosque itself.  Or if you want to wear your intended dress try to cover it up with something appropriate. If its winter a long coat.

Good luck, and it is kind of you to take the consideration of the mosque and its rules in mind. Just remember you NEED to cover. Every women there will be, so it will feel uncomfortable if you do not.

And notice if everyone else will be removing there shoes, if so you must do the same. It is considered disrespectful, because you are in the house of god.

Hope this helps!!! Bye….



Post # 9
3 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@bamm:  I think this is the best advice on what to wear to a mosque 🙂  Good luck!

Post # 10
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Propper etiquete for a mosque is that you cover your arms to your wrist and your legs to your ankles.  So, slacks, long dress, skirt, etc.   What ever you wear must cover those areas.  Also, no cleavage and it will be respectul to cary a scarf or shawl so you can cover your hair during prayers.  There will be prayers during the ceremony.  Bamm also had the perfect advise.

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