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wayfarer786

Awrah of female in various contexts

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Assalamu alaykum

I am Sunni, and know very little about Shiah fiqh. I hope somebody is able to help me. I would like to know what the awrah of a woman is:

1. In front of muslim females

2. In front of non-muslim females

3. In front of mahram males

4. In front of non-mahram males

5. During salah when she is alone.

Thank you for your time.

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1 hour ago, wayfarer786 said:

I am Sunni, and know very little about Shiah fiqh. I hope somebody is able to help me. I would like to know what the awrah of a woman is:

1. In front of muslim females

2. In front of non-muslim females

3. In front of mahram males

4. In front of non-mahram males

5. During salah when she is alone.

Salam. Welcome to ShiaChat. Your questions require a detailed answer, perhaps a 20 page chapter! Most importantly, most of the Ulema have the same rulings, but there are some differences. Please see the 'Rules related To looking At others' in the book A Code of Ethics for Muslim Men and Women. Some points given there:

A) Men Looking at Other Men

B) Men Looking at Mahram Women

C) Men Looking at Non-Mahram Women

D) General Rules

E) Non-Muslim Women

F) Men Looking at Children

A) Women Looking at Other Women

B) Women Looking at Men who are Mahram

C) Women Looking at Non-Mahram Men

D) Women Looking at Children

Rules of Looking When in a State of Doubt

The Rules of Looking at Photographs

The Rules of Watching Films

However, I repeat, the rules about 'looking' depend on each marja. 

https://www.al-islam.org/code-ethics-muslim-men-and-women-sayyid-masud-masumi/rules-related-looking-others

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Thank you for your reply. I will certainly look at that document. Note though, that my question is not about the rule applicable to the "looker", but the rule that applies to the required dress of the person (who may be "looked" at).

Perhaps you can assist me with a more specific question about awrah: what is the minimum dress requirement of a female who prays salah privately, with no-one else present?

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On 8/13/2017 at 4:04 AM, wayfarer786 said:

Perhaps you can assist me with a more specific question about awrah: what is the minimum dress requirement of a female who prays salah privately, with no-one else present?

According to both Sunnis and Shias (whether or not anyone else is present and can see her praying), during the prayer it is wajib for a female to cover her whole body except her face and hands up to the wrists. Shias and Sunnis interpret the apparent or 'outward' adornment (al-zeenah) as the face and hands, which is mentioned in the ayah:

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...and do not reveal/display their beauty/adornment except what is apparent/outward, and let them wear their head-coverings/veils over their bosoms... [Holy Qur’an 24:31]

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