Transparent burqa

Q: I would like to know what defines transparent according to Shar’iah. With regards to the burqa I wear for salaah if I put one layer in front of me I can see through it however when it is on my head the layer that falls in the back makes it dark. So one is unable to see through. Is it permissible to read salaah in such a burqa? If I wear it and stand in front of the mirror I am unable to see the shape of my hair or head in the mirror.


A: Transparent means see through. If the skin of the body can be seen through the burqah, then performing Salaah with such a thin see through burqa will be impermissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)