What is izaar?

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Q: There is a Hadith in behisti jeor that Rasulullah (sallallahu Alayhi wasallam) said, “May Allah have mercy over the women who wear izaar”. What is izaar? How can I put this hadeeth into practice (by wearing what cloth)?


A: The lower garment. In other words, the body is correctly concealed.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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