What type of clothes can women wear inside their homes?

  • 10 Feb 2008 16:49:10
  • United Kingdom


Hi what type of clothes can women wear inside their homes. Also what clothes did the wives of the Prophet Mohammed (Salallahu alayhi) wasalam wear?


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

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

A woman in her home does not have to observe hijab as she would when she exits her home or when she is in the presence of a ghair mahram. She could remove her outer garment (jilbaab) that conceals her form and shape and she could remove her face veil (niqaab)

Apart from the jilbaab and niqaab, and woman may wear any clothing in her home on condition she does not wear clothing that is generally worn by evil and immoral people and she dresses with modesty.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Fatwa Department

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