What Is Proper Prayer Attire for Women?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera

Question: Is it permissible for a woman to pray at home in her normal home clothes, which cover the awrah, khimar also being worn or does she need to observe the jilbaab and the khimar?

: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalamu alaykum

In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth

It is not necessary to wear a jilbab in prayer.

As long as the clothes she is wearing covers her awra properly, which is the whole body except the face, hands and feet, it would be permissible to pray in them. One should also ensure that the clothes are not tight or figure hugging as some from the mentioned styles tend to be.


Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf