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Aurah of Slave And Free Women

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah


Why is it that in the Hanafi Madhab a free woman is raising her hands in Salah (in the first Takbeer) upto her breast while a slave woman must raise her hands like a male (upto the ears?




The reason for this is because the “AWRAT” (parts which have to be covered) of a free woman is higher than that of a slave woman. Thus by a free woman raising her hands to her breasts she covers more of her “AWRAT” than a slave woman.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Zubair bin Rashaad Mubarak

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah



30 January 2007

10 Muharram 1428

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