Do Women Have to Cover Their Hands and Feet in Salah?

Fatwa ID: 03912

Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

 

Question

Assalamu Alaikum 

During Salah, is covering the feet and hands obligatory for females?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

The most authentic opinion according to Hanafis is that it is not obligatory for a woman to cover her feet and hands during the prayer.[1]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 


[1] al-Hidayah p.173 v.1 Maktabatul Bushra

 

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