I have once seen it in Turkey's beaches. Women who had worn it didn't seem comfortable in it and couldn't swim well and were shy. What is the idea of Islam about this cloth?

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    Which one? Some of them are practically abayas, whereas some are skintight.
    – Muz
    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:03
  • It was not skintight but my question is to find what Islam says about it. Feb 22, 2013 at 12:57
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a What does Islam say about X? question. Apr 7, 2017 at 17:14

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Islam encourages its followers to maintain a healthy body through athletic activities. However, under Sharia law, Muslims are required to cover the genitals - which is considered an intimate part of the body that can only be seen by friends or relatives / friends of the same sex. If he can not swim well not because of his clothing, but because of the lack of ability to swim. Yet for the sake of exercise alone, not for Olympic Games

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    – مجاهد
    Feb 22, 2013 at 0:59
  • friends are not maharam and not all relatives, try to provide some authrntic references Feb 22, 2013 at 9:08

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