Q: Is it necessary to wear a jilbab (a garment that starts from the top of the head), or is it permissible to wear an abaya (with the same coverage but starts from shoulders) along with a hijab?
A: Whatever is worn should be such that it conceals the entire body correctly. It should conceal the entire body without revealing the contours and it should not be attractive.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)