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Cover hair but transparent clothing

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


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2.The second one is if a lady covers her head like the airhostesses do & wears very see through sarrees plus half sleeves so is it my duty (as I know her) to tell her that she is wrong & she should start covering herself first then do the hijab please guide me as Iam leaving for pak on thursday & I should be prepared for everything.

At last I will thank you for your great effort After thanking Allah I thank you for clearing alot of things & I always read your answers plus I have forwarded it to so many people across the world may Allah give you reward for all the work you do Ameen.

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sister in Islam


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Cover hair but transparent clothing

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. We humbly hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Al Ahzaab verse 59:O Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters, and the women of the believers, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons. It is expected that they will be recognized and that they will not be molested. And Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah An-Noor verse 31:And O Prophet, enjoin the believing women to restrain their gaze and guard their private parts and not to display their ‘zeenata hunna’ (beauty, adornment, etc.) except that which is displayed of itself (their face and hands), and to draw their veils over their bosoms and not to display their ‘zeenata hunna’ (beauty, adornment, etc.) except before their husbands, their fathers, the fathers of their husbands, their sons and the sons of their husbands, their brothers, their brothers sons, their sisters’ sons, their female associates, and those in their possession and male attendants incapable of sexual desire, and those boys who have not yet attained knowledge of sexual matters. Also forbid them to stamp their feet on the ground lest their hidden ornaments should be displayed.


Allah Subhanah has commanded the believing woman to cover her ‘zeenah’ or beauty from non-mehram males. If one is wearing a veil to cover her hair, but wears transparent or tight-fitting clothes; she is obviously not obeying the full command of Allah Subhanah.


As a sincere well-wisher you may advise your friend in private and with absolute patience and wisdom regarding the commands of Allah Subhanah, and give her time to digest and understand the wisdom and ‘hikmah’ behind these noble commands of the Merciful Lord.


But if you challenge her in public, or in a mode which demeans or belittles her; chances are she would immediately get defensive and not give a full ear to what you have to say. What is required here is extreme patience and wisdom on your part, and her acceptance of your good intentions for her.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.



Your Brother in Islam,





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