Topic: Re-check before u leave the house!

umm.aboo.yahyaa    -- 22-07-2003 @ 1:50 AM
  Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

Many sisters are not wearing 'khimaars' or 'dir' under their jilbaabs-

How a Salafee woman dresses in public (or around non-mahram):
1.Dir (dress) or garment etc
4.Niqaab and Gloves (if she considers it to be waajib)

Jilbaab: large cloth that covers whole body from head to toe (Saudi style)
Canadian Garment: large coat, huge cape (like jilbaab with sleeves but reaches the shin)
Somali Style Garment: large coat, huge circular shaped cape ( reaches to the hips or knees)
Khimaar: A scarf  which covers the head, ears, neck, shoulders and bosoms.
Niqaab: Face veil.

They are exiting their homes wearing a head tie (a cloth the size of a handkerchief) sometimes made from lace, or a rectangled scarf  that doesn?t cover the shoulders or bosom, then putting on the jilbaab, niqaab and gloves!!! (no khimaar, and sometimes no ?Dir?)


A Canadian garment with niqaab and gloves!!! (no khimaar, and sometimes no ?Dir?)


Somali Style Garment with niqaab and gloves!!! (no khimaar, and sometimes no ?Dir?)

As a reminder to those salafee sisters who have forgotten the way Allaah wants us to wear our Hijaab, or they have not read about it enough, or the heat of the summer has caused them to remove some of the layers of cloth! I present some daleel for Hijaab; It is not my intention to go into whether niqaab is waajib or not, but so we can re-check ourselves (including the husbands checking their wives, as they are responsible for them).

1.     Dir:
This quote is concerning the ayaah about the jilbaab but note the point about ?dir?.
Al-Baghawee mentioned it as the correct interpretation in his Tafseer (vol. 3, p. 518) saying, ?It is the garment which a woman covers herself with worn above the dress (dir ?) and the headscarf.?

2.     Khimaar:
?And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands?? {24:31}

Imam Abu Abdullah Qurtubi: "Women in those days used to cover their heads with the khimar, throwing its ends upon their backs. This left the neck and the upper part of the chest bare, along with the ears, in the manner of the Christians. Then Allah commanded them to cover those parts with the khimar."
Imam Abu'l-Fida ibn Kathir: "'Draw their khumur to cover their bosoms' means that they should wear the khimar in such a way that they cover their chests so that they will be different from the women of the jahiliyyah who did not do that but would pass in front of men with their chests uncovered and with their necks, forelocks, hair and earrings uncovered."

3.     Jilbaab:
"O prophet! tell thy wives and daughters and the believing women that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient that they should be known (as such) and not molested: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. "(33:59)

Ibn Al-Mandhur:

Jalabib is plural for Jilbaab. Jalbaab is actually the outer sheet/coverlet which a woman wraps around, on top of her garments to cover herself from head to toe. This covers the body entirely. (Lisan ul-Arab, VOL 1. Pg.273)

In Describing this, Ibn Masud ( ) said, "Jilbaab is that sheet of cloth which is worn on top of the scarf."

Ibn Abbas ( ) who was the greatest mufassir that ever lived (after the Prophet ' (  )describes it as follows:

"Allah commanded the MUSLIM WOMEN to cover this sheet on top of them to cover their bodies EXCEPT on eye, when it is necessary for them to come out of their homes." (Tafseer Ibn Katheer)


Umm aboo yahyaa

This message was edited by umm.aboo.yahyaa on 7-22-03 @ 1:57 AM

umm.aboo.yahyaa    -- 27-04-2004 @ 11:01 PM
  A quote from ummul mu'minoon:

?Aa?ishah also described the woman?s jilbaab as coming from her head, as she said: ?The riders would pass us when we were with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in ihraam. When they came close, each of us would lower her jilbaab from her head over her face, and when they went away we would uncover (our faces).? (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1833; Ibn Maajah, 2935. al-Albaani said: its isnaad is jayyid, in Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, 2690)

umm.aboo.yahyaa    -- 30-05-2004 @ 3:32 PM

Maybe this issue can be mentioned in the lecture to sisters, that is planned before the bazaar.

It seems that many sisters have neglected this subject!!

umm.aboo.yahyaa    -- 15-06-2004 @ 12:51 PM
  The following question was submitted to the Standing Committee:

In recent times a kind of ?abayah which shows the shape of the body and is tight has become popular; it is composed of two light layers of thin material, and it has wide sleeves and embroidery and designs, and it is worn coming from the shoulders. What is the Islamic ruling on this kind of abayah? Please advise us, may Allaah reward you.

After studying the matter, the Committee answered that the ?abayah which is Islamically acceptable for women is the ?jilbaab?, which is what fulfils the aims of sharee?ah, namely complete covering and avoiding fitnah (temptation). Based on this, the woman?s abayah must meet the following conditions:

1 ? It must be made of thick material that does not show what is underneath, and it should not cling to the body.

2 ? It should cover the entire body, and be loose enough so that it does not show the shape.  

3 ? It should be open from the front only, and the sleeve openings should be narrow.

4 ? It should not have any adornment that attracts attention, so it must be free of designs, decorations, writing and symbols.

5 ? It should not resemble the dress of kaafir women, or men.

6 ? The ?abayah should come down from the top of the head.

Based on the above, the kind of abayah mentioned in the question is not the kind of abayah that is prescribed for women in sharee?ah, so it is not permissible to wear it, because it does not meet the necessary conditions. It is also not permissible to wear any other kind of ?abayah that does not meet the necessary conditions, or to import them, manufacture them, sell them or distribute them among the Muslims, because this is a kind of cooperating in sin and transgression, and Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

?but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment?

[al-Maa?idah 5:3]

The Committee has stated that and has advised the believing women to fear Allaah and to cover their entire bodies with the jilbaab and khimaar from non-mahram men, in obedience to Allaah and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and so as to avoid the causes of fitnah and temptation.

And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

Al-Lajnah al-Daa?imah li?l-Buhooth wa?l-Fataawa.

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