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Taking of the jilbab amongst other women

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Question:

Is it permissible to take my jilbaab off when i’m at a wedding with only women. And to wear a dress without head covering instead. I heard that you can only take the jilbab off when you’re in a mahram’s house, otherwise you will break the bond with Allah. Allahu Alam.

Zaynab El-Kateb:

We have the hadith narrated by Imam Ahmad:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا أَنَّ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: أَيُّمَا امْرَأَةٍ وَضَعَتْ ثِيَابَهَا فِي غَيْرِ بَيْتِ زَوْجِهَا, هَتَكَتْ مَا بَيْنَهَا وَبَيْنَ اللَّهِ” (أحمد)

Narrated by Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Whichever woman took her clothes off in someone else’s place, she unveiled (broke) Allah’s concealment to her.

The hadith is applied regarding taking clothes off in a place where it is not safe that she can be watched. But if a woman is staying with a trusted friend for example or a relative then it is allowed to do so.

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