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Is it permissible for a woman to wear a thin dress or use a thin covering for her head?

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  • On : November 29,2018

Sayyidah ‘Aisha (R) narrates: “Once my sister (Asma), went to the Messenger of Allah (S) wearing a thin dres upon which he turned his face away from her and said: ‘O Asma! When a woman attains puberty, it is not proper for any part of her body to be visible except the face and hands.’”

[Abu Dawood]

Once the niece of Sayyidah ‘Aisha (R), Hafsa, the daughter of Abdul al-Rahman in Abu Bakr, came to her wearing a very thin covering for her head. Sayyidah ‘Aisha (R) took it off and tore it and gave her another sheet, of a thicker fiber, to use.

[Muwatta Imam Maalik]