Sitting With Non-mahrams In Complete Hijab
Islamic Rulings -
Living Shariah Verdicts
Islamic Questions & Answers
woman wear jilbab in the house in front of non-mahrams
such as brother in laws or can she wear loose fitting
clothes and head scarf?
Praise be to Allaah.
has enjoined on women is to conceal their whole bodies
from non-mahrams, including the face and hands. The
clothing should be loose and not show the shape of any
part of the body, and it should not provoke desire.
Shaykh 'Abd al-'Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy
on him) said:
It is permissible for a woman to sit with her
husband's brother or cousins etc., so long as she is
wearing proper Islamic hijab, covering her face, hair
and all of her body, because she is 'awrah and a
source of temptation, and so long as there is nothing
suspect about this sitting with them, and she is not
sitting alone with any one of them.
With regard to sitting alone with one of them, or in a
suspicious manner, that is not permissible.
It is more important that a woman should observe hijab
in front of her husband's relatives such as his
brothers, because the husband's relatives can enter
upon her and sit with her without anyone denouncing
that, then that may lead to regrettable consequences.
See question no. 12837.
See Fataawa al-Mar'ah Jam'a al-Musnad, p. 157.