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(salam)

According to Sayed Sistani:

797. A woman should cover her entire body while offering prayers, including her head and hair. As a recommended precaution, she should also cover the soles of her feet. It is not necessary for her to cover that part of her face which is washed while performing Wudhu, or the hands up to the wrists, or the upper feet up to the ankles. Nevertheless, in order to ensure that she has covered the obligatory parts of her body adequately, she should also cover a part of the sides of her face as well as lower part of her wrists and the ankles.

Source: http://sistani.org/l...bid=59&pid=2941

Note: Recommended precaution means that it's better to do it, but not necessary.

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Question to Ayatullah Sistani:

1) Is covering the females chin part of hijab? Or is that optional?

2) Does the females feet have to be covered?

Answers:

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

1- As for the part of the chin and the under chin that are seen when putting on the common head scarf, it is to be considered as part of the face

2- It is not permissible for a woman to expose the top part of her feet to a non-mahram onlooker. However, she is allowed to keep her feet —top as well as sole— exposed during salãt, if she is in a place where she is immune from the looks of a non-mahram person

Wassalamu Alaykum

From Ayatollah Khamenei's website, in the Practical Laws of Islam, in the Chapter called Prayer, in the subsection called Clothes of the Praying Person:

Q 433: How much of the body a woman should be covered in prayer? Is there any problem with short-sleeved clothes and in not wearing socks?

A: Women should cover the whole body except the area of the face washed during wuḍū’, the hands up to the wrists, and the feet up to the ankles provided that the dress should really cover the body. In the presence of a non-maḥram the feet should be covered as well.

Q 434: Is it obligatory for women to cover their feet during prayer?

A: Covering the feet up to the ankles is not obligatory as long as no non-maḥram is there.

Q 435: Is it obligatory to cover one’s chin completely when wearing ḥijāb and performing prayer or is it sufficient to cover the lower part of it? And is the obligation of veiling the chin a preliminary step for the obligatory face veil in shar‘?

A: It is obligatory to cover the lower part of the chin not the chin itself, because it is a part of the face.

Covering the body in prayers

797. A woman should cover her entire body while offering prayers, including her head and hair. As a recommended precaution, she should also cover the soles of her feet. It is not necessary for her to cover that part of her face, which is washed while performing Wudhu, or the hands up to the wrists, or the upper feet up to the ankles. Nevertheless, in order to ensure that she has covered the obligatory parts of her body adequately, she should also cover a part of the sides of her face as well as lower part of her wrists and the ankles.

Hijab - Covering the feet

QUESTION:

As regards to the covering of the body in hijab, how much of the body has to

be covered? Earlier I had learned that the face, wrists, and feet upto the

ankle could be left uncovered. Recently, however, I came to know that now

only the hands and face can show. I am now following Ayatulla Seestani.

Also, I was under the impression that the hijab for namaaz and that worn

outside have the same rulings. Ayatulla Sestani, in his resalah states that

in namaaz the feet do not have to be covered, but it is better to do so,

especially the underside of the foot. Can I then assume that the same

ruling applies for the hijab worn outside?

ANSWER:

The ruling for hijab outside includes covering the feet. As for the dress

for Ladies for namaaz, covering of the soles is recommended.

Asgharali M.M. Jaffer

Hijab - Unbearable to wear socks

QUESTION:

I would like to ask the following question regarding Ayat Seestani's

fatwa for covering the feet for women.

I follow Ayat Seestani's taqleed but I never used to cover the top of my

feet as i have never worn socks and find it too hot and unbearable to

wear socks. I did not know UNTIL recently that the upper part of feet to

cover is a must.

Can I follow the taqleed of another marjia for this particular issue i.e

who allows the feet to remain uncovered. If I am not mistaken Imam

Khomeini allowed it. But can i follow of a dead marjia. If not, is there

any other living marjia who allows this i.e if i am allowed to deviate

from this point.

ANSWER:

On this issue, you have to follow the ruling of Ayatullah Seestani.

I am not aware of any Marja who allows the baring of the feet in Hijab.

Salaams,

Asgherali M M Jaffer

Hijab of Feet

Subject: Question [Hijab]

Assalamu alaikum

Please provide me with the ruling of Ayatollah Sistani and Ayatollah Javad

Tabrizi (if his rissaleh is available to you) for the following question:

Is it necessary that a woman cover the upper part of her feet, up to ankle

in front of a non-Mahram man? I know that this part is not required to be

covered in prayers, but I couldn't find whether it should be covered in

front of men, or not. What about the sole of the feet?

ANSWER:

Salaamun 'Alaykum;

Ayatullah Seestani states that a woman should conceal her body & hair from

non-mahram man. She is allowed to leave her hands and face upto the wrists

uncovered in the presence of na-mahram porvided it does notlead to lustful

glances. I trust this will answer the question as to what must be covered

and what can remain uncovered. I do not have the risala of Ayat Tabrizi.

Fi Amanillah

Liyakatali Takim

Sources are available here

Edited by habib e najjaar

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Salam,

So, I have learnt that feet must be covered...In my mosque, a lot of girls wear the socks that are like skin colour tights, so the foot and toes are visible, but covered if you know what i mean..? Do you think this is allowed?

fi aman illah

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Salam,

So, I have learnt that feet must be covered...In my mosque, a lot of girls wear the socks that are like skin colour tights, so the foot and toes are visible, but covered if you know what i mean..? Do you think this is allowed?

fi aman illah

(wasalam)

Do you mean stockings? I would think very thin transparent stockings defeat the purpose of covering the feet (which is to cover the skin) , but Allah knows best. Perhaps you should send a question to your marjae. :donno:

fi amanil Kareem

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