Awra for women in Prayer

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

Covering of Private Parts and the Dress for Prayer

Topic/Issue:1026 - Awra for women in Prayer
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
most juristsHer entire body constitutes awra, except for the face and the handsIn verse 24:31, the words 'And to display of their adornment only that which is apparent' the intended exemption is for what is customarily not covered, that is, the face and the hands
They (further) argued for this on the grounds that a woman does not cover her face during hajj.
Imam Abu HanifaHer feet are not a part of the awra
Imam AhmadHer entire body constitutes awraIn verse 24:31, the words 'And to display of their adornment only that which is apparent' the intended exemption is only for those parts that she cannot help but display while moving

They argued for this on the basis of the general implication of the words in 33:59
Evidences :1 - Quran [24:31], 2 - Quran [33:59] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Awra, clothes, women
References:1[pg:126]
Last Updated:2011-01-09

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