Nasihah (Advice): Awrah
Sayyiduna Abu Saeed Khudri Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “A man is not to look at the ‘Awrah of a man, and a woman is not to look at the ‘Awrah of a woman. A man is not to be alone with a man under one garment, and a woman is not to be alone with a woman under one garment.” (Tirmidhi)
Note: Awrah refers to the parts of the body of a male and female that need to be compulsorily covered. For males it is the area from the navel till below the knees. For females it is the entire body excluding the face, hands and feet.
Question and Answer:
- Is there anything wrong for women to tie a camel hump Hijaab?
- Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “There are two categories of people of the fire (jahannam) which I haven’t seen (non-existent at that time). Amongst them are……women who are clothed yet they are naked, attracting (to males) and are attracted to (by males). Their heads are like that of a camel’s hump which are tilted. Such women will not enter Jannah nor will they smell its fragrance although its fragrance can be smelt from a long distance.” (Muslim)
In the above Hadeeth, “a camel’s hump which are tilted” refers to women hairstyling their heads by tying head cloths or scarfs on them which look like the tilted hump of a camel. (Takmilah-Fathul Mulhim 5/118-119)
In different parts of the world this type of hairstyle is called “camel hump hijab”, “beehive hijab”, “volumanised hijab” or “khaleeji hijab” etc.
Accordingly, this type of ‘hairstyling’ for women is not allowed as it is understood from the above Hadeeth.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
(Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh)