The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: "Whoever directs someone to a good, then he will have the reward equal to the doer of the action". [Saheeh Muslim]


Assalaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullaah

How many times, while going up the stairs, walking on the road or getting in the car, our feet get uncover and not only feet sometimes, the ankles & part above the ankle also get uncover.

And you know covering the feet is Fard, YES its Fard (obligatory to cover in the prayer and outside the prayer)

Read below

Covering the Feet in Salaah/prayer

The free woman who has attained the age of maturity is obliged to cover her entire body during prayer, apart from her face and hands, because all of her is 3awrah. If she prays and any part of her 3awrah becomes uncovered, such as a shin or foot or all or part of her head, then her prayer is invalid, because the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said:

” لا يقبل الله صلاة حائض إلا بخمار “

“Allaah will not accept the prayer of a woman who has started to menstruate, except with a khimaar (covering)” (1)

روى أبو داود عن أم سلمة عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم أنها سألت النبي عن المرأة تصلي في درع و خمار بغير إزار فقال :  المرأة عورة

It is narrated from Umm Salamah that she asked the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam about a woman who prayed wearing a dir3 (chemise or upper garment) and a khimaar (head cover), but no ‘Izaar (lower garment). He said: “The woman is 3awrah.” (2)

أخبرنا أبو الوليد الفقيه ، ثنا محمد بن نعيم ، ثنا مجاهد بن موسى ، ثنا عثمان بن عمر ، ثنا عبد الرحمن بن عبد الله بن دينار ، عن محمد بن زيد بن قنفذ ، عن أبيه ، عن أم سلمة ، أنها سألت النبي – صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم – أتصلي المرأة في درع ، وخمار ليس عليها إزار ؟ قال : ” إذا كان الدرع سابغا يغطي ظهور قدميها ”
هذا حديث صحيح على شرط البخاري ولم يخرجاه

In another narration from Umm Salamah radi Allaahu 3Anha who asked Allaah’s Messenger sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam: “Can a woman perform a prayer in a Dir3 (a long and wide garment that covers a woman’s body) and Khimaar (head cover) without ‘Izaar (a loin cloth/lower garment)?’

The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: “If the Dir3 is long and wide so that it covers the body to the external part of her feet” (3)


Covering the Feet in General (outside the house)

عن ابن عمر قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” من جر ثوبه خيلاء لم ينظر الله إليه يوم القيامة ، فقالت أم سلمة : فكيف يصنعن النساء بذيولهن ؟ قال : يرخين شبراً ، فقالت : إذا تنكشف أقدامهن ، قال : فيرخينه ذراعاً لا يزدن عليه ” .

رواه الترمذي ( 1731 ) والنسائي ( 5336 ) . وصححه الألباني في صحيح الترمذي

Ibn 3Umar said: The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam 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 hand-span.”

She said: “Then their feet will show.” He said: “Let them lower it a cubit, but no more than that.” (4)

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 sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam for them to lower their hems by a cubit. (5)

Shaykh 3Abd al-3Azeez ibn Baaz said:

“The point is that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam explained all that is good and called us to all that is good, and he warned us against all that is evil. He sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: “Whatever of the lower garment hangs down below the ankles is in the Fire.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh. The ‘izaar (lower garment), trousers, thobe (dishdasha) and 3abaaya (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 3awrah”.  (6)

& Allaah knows Best

Compiled by towardshuda

References:

(1) Reported by Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and al-Tirmidhee, with a saheeh isnaad
(2) Abu Dawood
Fataawa al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, by Shaykh 3Abd al-3Azeez ibn Baaz, p. 57
(3) Hadeeth recorded by Abu Dawood and al-Haakim , who considers such a Hadeeth as correct and sound
(4) Narrated by al-Tirmidhee, 1731; al-Nasaa’i, 5336; classed as saheeh by al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.
(5) Sharh Muslim, 14/62
(6) Majmoo3 Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 5/28.
http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/1046
http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/48953
http://www.islamweb.net/newlibrary/display_book.php?idfrom=904&idto=905&bk_no=74&ID=366
 
 
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Comments on: "Rulings about Covering the Feet" (11)

  1. Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmatu Allahi w abarakatuh

    Very beautiful reminder and topic. InshAllah you post more related topics to sisters.

    However, how will we walk with dress like that? Feet will show, no?

    Just seeking solutions.

    Baraq Allahu Fiqhum

  2. Wa 3Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmatullaah

    will be posting more topics related to sisters & family inshaAllaah.

    We can walk with dress like this (a cubit long) & feet will not show, only thing is it will be touching (dragging) the ground.
    Other solution is to use normal length 3Abayah & wear socks. thats more convenient & safer.
    & Allaah knows best

  3. Thanks for your service to this deen Ameen.

    You are right sister. Smile. When we walk the feet still show. You take a step, and the foot comes up. But that’s fine I guess. We shouldn’t be out walking anyway – I know…

    JazzakALlahu Khayr

  4. assalam alikum .

    i have one doudt can any one clear me,
    men should wear dress above the leg ankle in any time or only at the time of namaz ?
    its compulsion ah ? pls clarify clearly ….

  5. Wa 3Alaykum Assalaam wa Rahmatullaah sister

    sorry for the late reply. The dress of men should be above the ankle any time, not only at the time of salaah/namaz.
    Here are some good explanation & rulings about letting cloth down the ankle.

    http://islamqa.com/en/ref/762
    &
    http://islamqa.com/en/ref/97786

    will post a detailed ruling soon inshaa’-Allaah

  6. Wa 3Alaykum Assalaam wa Rahmatullaah sister

    sorry for the late reply. The dress of men should be above the ankle any time, not only at the time of salaah/namaz.
    Here are some good explanation & rulings about letting cloth down the ankle.

    http://islamqa.com/en/ref/762
    &
    http://islamqa.com/en/ref/97786

    will post a detailed ruling soon inshaa’-Allaah

  7. asslaamalaikum can you please explain further this hadith , what it implies i am afraid i do not understand it .Jazak allahu kheiren!
    “Allaah will not accept the prayer of a woman who has started to menstruate, except with a khimaar (covering)”

  8. wa 3Alaykum Assalaam wa rahmatullaah

    The woman must cover her awrah (satr) during prayer once she is an adult (starts menstruation).you can read the hadeeth explanation here
    http://islamqa.com/en/ref/1046

  9. […] And a reminder to sisters, please cover the feet when going outside the house or for Taraweeh. Its fard to cover the feet during salaah. […]

  10. […] Rulings about Covering the Feet (in prayer) […]

  11. Anti Proper Ganda said:

    As’salaamu Al’aikum all.
    Re: Women’s dress code.
    If we have our hems so long below our ankles, our garments will drag in the dirt of the pavement. Is the garment then clean to offer sollah?
    Please advise.
    Jzk

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