Please could you let us know if there is a hadeeth

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Date: Monday, June 20, 2011

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Hadith

Title

 

Please could you let us know if there is a hadeeth

Question

 

Please could you let us know if there is a hadeeth which says that the malaa’ikah of mercy do not enter a place where a woman’s hair is uncovered.

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

We were unable to locate any Hadith stating that angels of mercy do not enter a place where a woman’s hair is uncovered. However, there is one incident mentioned in Nasai Shareef that states that Jibreel A.S did not wish to enter the house of Rasulullah (Salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) on account of Aisha (radiyallahu anha) having removed her normal clothes whilst retiring for the night. (Nasai, vol. 2 pg. 97, Qadeemi)

قال فإن جبريل عليه السلام أتاني حين رأيت ولم يكن يدخل عليك وقد وضعت ثيابك (نسائى)

Nevertheless, this does not prove that the angels of mercy refrain from women with uncovered hair since it is possible that this incident was specific to Jibreel (alayhi salam), or Rasulullah (Salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) and his chaste wives.

One should keep in mind that there is laxity in regards to the rules of Hijab when a woman is within the confines of her own home. In such a situation, her home is considered as her Hijab. If she leaves her home without proper Shari’ Hijab, she will be sinful. Allah Ta’ala commands Rasulullah (Salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) to order the Muslim women to observe Hijab in the following verse,

) يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُلْ لِأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِنْ جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ذَلِكَ أَدْنَى أَنْ يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَحِيمًا (

“O Nabi, inform your wives, daughters and the womenfolk of the believers to draw down their veils over them. That will make it more likely that they are recognized, hence not teased. And Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.” (33:59)

Under the exegesis of this verse, the commentators of the Holy Quran mention that the veil should be donned in such a way wherein one eye, or at most, both eyes remain uncovered. (Ruh al-Ma’ani, vol. 11 pg. 263, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiya)

 

And Allah knows best
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Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

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