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Does The Prohibition On Isbaal Include Women Too? Does The Girl Who Wears Hijab Have To Cover Her Feet?

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I read a hadeeth about not wearing clothes that comes down below the ankle. Does this apply to women too? Or is it for men only?.

Praise be to Allaah.

The warning with regard to isbaal (wearing clothes that come below the ankle) in the case of men does not apply to women, because women and commanded to cover their feet, and it is permitted to them to lengthen their garments by a cubit.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever allows his garment to drag out of pride, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection." Umm Salamah said: "What should women do with their hems?" He said: "Lower it a handspan." She said: "Then their feet will show." He said: "Let them lower it a cubit, but no more than that."

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1731; al-Nasaa'i, 5336; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

"And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment"

[al-Noor 24:31]

Ibn Hazm said:

This text applies to the feet and calves, which are hidden; it is not permissible to show them.

Al-Muhalla, 3/216

Al-Qaadi ‘Iyaad said:

The scholars are unanimously agreed that this is forbidden to men, not to women.

Tarh al-Tathreeb, 8/173

Al-Nawawi said:

The scholars are unanimously agreed that it is permissible for women to let their garments hang below their ankles (isbaal). Clear permission has been narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for them to lower their hems by a cubit.

Sharh Muslim, 14/62.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz said:

The point is that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained all that is good and called us to all that is good, and he warned us against all that is evil. He (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whatever of the lower garment hangs down below the ankles is in the Fire." Narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh. The izar (lower garment), trousers, thobe (dishdasha) and abaya (cloak) should not come down below the ankles; whatever comes below the ankles is subject to the warning mentioned in the hadeeth, with regard to men. With regard to women, they have to make their clothes long enough to cover their feet, because the feet are ‘awrah. It is not permissible for a man to imitate women by dragging his garment or in any other way.

Majmoo' Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 5/28.

And he said:

There are many similar ahaadeeth, which indicate that isbaal is forbidden in general terms, even if the one who does it claims that he is not doing it for the sake of pride and showing off, because that is a means that leads to pride, and because it is a kind of extravagance and exposing clothing to dirt and impurities. But if a person does that with the intention of pride then the matter is more serious and the sin is greater, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever allows his garment to drag out of pride, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection." The defining point here is the ankles. The Muslim male is not allowed to let his garments come down below the ankles, because of the ahaadeeth mentioned.

But in the case of females, they may make their clothes longer so as to cover the feet.

Majmoo' Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 5/380

And Allaah knows best.

Does the girl who wears Hijab have to cover her feet?

Does the girl who wears Hijab have to cover her feet?.

Praise be to Allaah.

At the time of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) women were keen to cover themselves completely, which includes covering the feet. They used to let the hem of their garments hang low. One of them asked the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) about letting this hem touch what is on the ground, which may make it dirty, and he said: "That which comes after it purifies it." On another occasion, when he (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said that women should let their hems down by one hand span, one of them said, "But then her feet will show." This indicates that they were keen to cover their feet and that the feet are part of that which must be covered.

A woman asked Umm Salamah, the wife of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him): I am a woman whose garment drags, and I may walk through a dirty place. Umm Salamah said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: "That which comes after it purifies it." Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (143), Abu Dawood (383) and Ibn Maajah (531). The hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 407.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever lets his garment drag out of pride, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection." Umm Salamah said: What should women do with their hems? He said: "They should let them down a hand span." She said: Then their feet will show. He said: "Then let it down a cubit, but no more than that." Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (1731); he said: This is a saheeh hasan hadeeth. Also narrated by al-Nasaa'i (5336). The hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1864.

So it is not permissible for the woman to wear open shoes which show her feet. But if her clothes are long and she wears socks, there is nothing wrong with that, although it is better for her to cover the feet with the garment and not with socks.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

If a woman wears pants or loose khuff (leather slippers), and the jilbab hangs over it so that the shape of the foot cannot be seen, this achieves the purpose, unlike the tight khuff (leather slippers) which shows the shape of the foot, because this is worn by men.

Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa, 22/148

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

It is permissible for a woman to let her garment down below the ankles. In fact this is what is prescribed for women, so that they may cover their feet. Covering the feet is something that is prescribed for women and is in fact obligatory for them according to many scholars. What a woman should do is cover her feet, either with her garment which is long and covers them or by wearing socks or shoes and the like.

Fataawa al-Mar'ah al-Muslimah, 1/437

And Allah knows best.

 

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