Questions tagged [awrah]

'Awrah refers to the parts of the human body that are not meant to be exposed in front of others.

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What kind of clothes are to be worn around mahrams?

Given both girls and boys, who have reached an age of maturity are permitted to dress more freely around mahrams (such as around siblings & parents), is there any constraint to "dressing freely"? ...
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What is the awrah of women with respect to other women?

On another question asked by a member of this forum, the below is quoted: Under what conditions can a Muslim woman wear a bikini? The 'awrah of a woman amongst other women is the same as the '...
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Am I sinful for seeing my fiancée without her hijab?

Assalamu'alaikum Dear brothers n sisters in Islam. I am a 23 years old male, and currently in a serious relationship with a girl (my classmate). One day, while we were hanging out, it is our own ...
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Areas to be covered for men while praying

I wanted to know what part of men in Arwah and which is not? From this website it mention 2 things. The man’s ‘awrah is between the navel and the knee, and some of them include the navel and the ...
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Can a man sleep in the same room of her sister or mother in Islam?

Me and my family are shifting to a new place in 2 weeks Inshallah. But unfortunately that apartment has only 2 bedrooms. I only have 1 sister and we have love for each other. I and 15 and she is 17. ...
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Can i pray in just a night gown at home?

Can I pray wearing just a nightgown without wearing any underwear, as long as the nightgown and head covering covers the awrat?
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Can teenage girls see each other in a bra and underwear [duplicate]

Can teenage (14 year olds) muslim girls see each other is a bikini or a bra and underwear as for example a girls pool party and we want to wear a bikini since there are no boys
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Struggling to avert ones eyes from what you shouldn’t see?

https://islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/160554 According to this link you can only stare at women once and other websites say that you are not allowed to look at faces of women, their hands, hair, legs ...
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Are Ankles to be covered for women? if not, till what extent the garment can be(above the ankles)?

According to the hadith Jami` at-Tirmidhi Book 24 Hadith 1731 my understanding is that a woman has to wear a long garment which is below the ankle by at least a handspan or forearm. (That's what i ...
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Is my 4c hair still awrah?

I’m so confused on this. Because hair is considered awrah for its beauty and if you search up hair models you see long flowy hair. But my hair is not “beautiful” in that way. What do you think? I ...
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Are tucked-in shirts and pants non-Islamic?

It is a fact that Islam lays great emphasis on modesty just like Judaism and other orthodox religions. But why do we as Muslims enforce it mostly on women? Men also have to cover their awrah which is ...
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Naked diagrams of human bodies and drawing biological structures

For many medical/biology classes and for the sake of knowledge, students are asked to learn about the human body, while looking at naked pictures (drawn) for both male and female. Additionally, ...
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How much you can look at a women before marriage [duplicate]

Before marriage can you ask the girl you are proposing to to wear tight cloth, so you know her figure and body shape,Can you ask for her breast size and like this and also see her hair coz that is ...
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If I cover my awrah while playing soccer(football), can i play regardless of whether the other players are playing without covering theirs?

Salam, So I like to play soccer twice a week with the group of people I am able to find. I live in a country where Muslims are minority. So pretty much my whole group for playing is full of non-...
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Under what conditions can a Muslim woman wear a bikini?

I'm dying to wear my bikini! It's perfectly fine in Western culture, but ordinarily it's not suitable to wear for a Muslim woman. From what I understand, it's forbidden not just in front of men (...
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What is the ruling in seeing women naked in foreign countries beaches?

I live in Canada. And I go out with my friend every weekend. Mostly we go to the beach and enjoy the day. I have not feel awkward but now I think this should be cleared. Is it halal if we go to the ...
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Which women's fashion clothes can I manufacture for my clothing brand?

I started a western clothing brand but I am confused about which women's clothes can I sell? Like I can sell straight or flared jeans as they don't expose the awrah. What else can I make?
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Is it a sin if my private part was exposed to a medical professional unintentionally?

Assalamualaikum. I am a male Muslim & had a question regarding covering of private parts. A few days back, I met with an accident & I went to the hospital. In the hospital, they examined me ...
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Correct Hijab For Men vs Women [closed]

We often see the hijab for women being addressed by scholars as well as other people e.g. post on social media point out the correct and incorrect hijab. Unfortunately, the same attention is not ...
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Should a muslim still keep his/her gaze down even if the person he/she is looking at is covering their awrah?

I know that it is a sin to not keep your gaze down when when one is looking at someone when that person is uncovered but is it still a sin if the person he/she is covering their awrah? For example if ...
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Can a doctor watch a women's body? [duplicate]

Asslamo Alaikum, I am Dr. Ahmad. Artificial Intelligence for Medical Researcher. My question is that I am being a medical researcher I am working on breast cancer diagnoser which can detect breast ...
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Ruling on showing the waist (men) [duplicate]

Well as the question says, is it permissible to show the waist? (with pants covering the lower body of course)
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What is the 'awrah for men? Should a man lower his gaze on seeing another shirtless man?

Should I lower my gaze whenever I see a shirtless man, and is it Haram for me to look at him? And is it Haram for me to look at the knees of others because knees are supposed to be covered? I looked ...
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'Awrah for men in Islam [duplicate]

Is it permissible to wear shorts which are just above the knees? Because as per my understanding, a man's pardah is from the navel to the knees.
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How did non-muslim women dress during the time of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)?

Various etiquettes and rules for dressing came with Islam. How did the non Muslim women dress when these rules were revealed? How did the Prophet and his Companions react to them?
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Can slave woman show herself to her master?

Some Muslims argue that male master can have sex with female slaves, even without marriage. See my answer here why they should be married for having relation with them Are Muslim men allowed to take &...
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What is the dressing criteria for women while offering Prayers?

Which type of dress a women can wear while offering prayer.I just want to know that is tied is allowed while offering Prayers.
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Imam shows awrah during prayer validity of Salaah?

If a member of the congregation sees the awrah of the Imam such as when he is bending in sujood and his back is exposed what should he do? Should he say STOP! And explain why there and then or until ...
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Does my grandfather's cousin's daughter have to wear the hijab in the presence of me?

Is it necessary for my grandfather's cousin's daughter to wear the head-cover in front of me?
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Looking at private parts for pregnancy

In the country where I stay, if a woman is pregnant and she goes to hospital, she may be assigned a male gynecologist. The only way to be sure to have a female gynecologist is to look for a private ...
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Had to show my full arm to a man

I am 24 years old and once for a blood test I was wearing clothes which could not go all the way up till were we had to put the injection. So I took my arm out of the clothes I was wearing. But the ...
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Clarification about al-Mughni 7-101 of Ibn Qudama

Salamu alaykum. In the answer about arwah between spouses What is the 'awrah between husbands and wives? is linked a fatwah of al-Mughni. In the english translate appears that is haram to see the ...
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How to interpret the hadith Musnad Al-Bazzār 16/215/8628?

Assalamu alaykum I read in this hadith Musnad Al-Bazzār 16/215/8628 "When one of you goes in unto his wife, let him be covered, for if he is not covered, the angels feel shy and depart, then if ...
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How bad a sin is looking at other 's awrah?

Looking at other's awrah is a sin. But specifically speaking, what is the level of intensity of this sin? What do the Qur'an and Hadith indicate about this matter? I saw somewhere that Rasulullah (S....
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How to pray while being observed and you are hiding your conversion from your family?

I embraced Islam recently thanks to Allah. I was brought up and am living now in a christian society, which is a very bad environment that hinders me from clinching to my new religion. My question ...
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What did Abu Dawud mean by “nakarah” in regards to the strong awrahness of the thigh?

English translation of Sunan Abi Dawud 4015 from sunnah.com: Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Do not uncover you thigh, and do not look at the thigh of the living and the ...
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Can a husband and wife to look each other's thights? [duplicate]

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Do not uncover your thigh, and do not look at the thigh of the living and the dead.Can a husband and wife to look each other's thights?
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If I see a worshipper's bare back in prayer should I tell him?

When a brother is wearing something like t-shirt or top and hasn't tucked it into his jeans and tightened his belt or something similar part of his 'awrah such as the top of his bottom and bottom of ...
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How reliable is the hadith “the woman is Awrah”?

The following hadith is listed as "Da’if (Darussalam)" (weak) at sunnah.com: Abdullah narrated that The Prophet said: “The woman is Awrah, so when she goes out, the Shaitan seeks to tempt her.” ...
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What is the 'awrah between husbands and wives?

My husband often wants me to be totally naked when he is at home. What is the 'awrah between husbands and wives?
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Can a female medical professional examine the Awarah of a Non-Mahram?

Is it permissible to be examined by a female medical practitioner who is a non Mahram in order to seek medical advice? The doctor may need to examine the re-productive organs.
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What is the 'awrah of a mother in front of her children?

I give a bath to my two sons(whose ages are 7 years and 9 months, respectively). Occasionally, I need to take a bath, too, at the same time when there is no one there to attend to the children. What ...
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Islamic Dressing of Males

It has been my question since long time that if a boy or a man is wearing T-shirts and loose pants (somehow considered permissible in Islam) and a girl passing by notices him; Is it a sin for a man? ...
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Does someone seeing my awrah invalidate my wudu?

Salam alaikum, my question is if a person "other than my wife" seeing the "Awrah" of me while I am in wudu. Does this invalidate my wudu?
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What is there to know about the awrah-ness of women's feet?

On my trip to Indonesia, I was surprised that it was normal for women to go around mosques with bare feet, even in front of non-mahram men. I heard that Hanafi scholars don't consider feet part of ...
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Is wearing shorts and leggings under for soccer Haram?

I'm 14 and I dress regularly up to my knees for religious purposes because I know you can not show your features but I am currently in soccer where I wear baddy stuff and long shirts to practice but ...
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Are men who go topless sinners? [duplicate]

I read that the 'awrah' for males in Islam is from the belly button to the knees. If true, do men who go topless these days with just their jeans/pants/shorts exposing their awrah as the lower ...
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Is man torso/chest/trunk awrah?

It is always stated in islamic sites etc that men's awrah is from knees to navel. (for example http://islamqa.info/en/34976 ). I have searched hadithes about that, and I have found many hadithes ...
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Is it permissible to wear minimal clothing, exposing awrah, when alone?

I live in a very hot and humid region. Is it permissible for me to wear minimal clothes while alone and inside? Also what is the ruling on sleeping naked alone and with a partner (spouse)? Also is it ...
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Does a sister in wudu have to redo her wudu if she show her private parts to her husband?

If a Muslim sister who had already performed wudu shows her genitals to her husband has she broken her wudu and must perform it again or not?