Aoa. is it against modesty if a 2 year old girl is dressed up in shorts and sleeveless shirt during hot weather?
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
As parents, it is our duty to instill the correct values and etiquette in our kids. The habits that we train them with will ultimately become part of their nature. If we teach them modesty and bashfulness from a very young age, they will grow up with these qualities. If we train them to be covered in hot weather, they will not find it difficult to cover themselves fully, even in scorching heat. Hence it is best that you try from now or atleast from the age of three to cover her when going out, so that later in life she herself will feel uncomfortable with wearing revealing clothes.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)
This answer was collected from Fatwaa.com which is an excellent Q&A site managed by Mufti Ismail Moosa from South Africa. .