A Woman's ‘Awrah before Other Muslim Women
Fatwa No: 84062

Question

Can a woman wear semi-fitted clothes amongst her female counterparts or is there any Islamic ruling on this issue? What is the Awrah of a woman before other Muslim women?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

A woman's 'Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in Islam) in front of other women is to cover what is between the navel and the knee.

Therefore, a woman must cover her 'Awrah with a dress that is neither transparent and exposes her skin nor tight and forms the size and shape of her body. In other words, wearing tight trousers would form her bodily parts, and thus, wearing them is prohibited.

For more benefit on the ‘Awrah (body parts that should be concealed as per the sharee'ah) of a woman in front of another Muslim woman and in front of a non-Muslim woman, please refer to Fatawa 92295 and 82459.

Allah knows best.

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