Are the breasts part of the woman’s awrah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed



According to some book of fiqh, breasts of mahram women is not satar.

(1) What was the possible reason behind excluding breasts from being

part of awrah?

(2) And what is the present view of minimum covering in front of mahram


(3) Does the awrah of mahram women depends on urf of a specific country

or cast?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah the most Beneficent, the most Merciful

  1. The awrah of a free woman includes her breasts.

  2. The view off the Hanafi Fuqaha can be found on the following link:

  3. The awrah of men and women is determined by the Qur’an & Sunnah and is not subject to change with the changes of time and place.

And only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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