Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil
Question: Assalam aleykum,
Is it mandatory for hijab to cover a woman’s chest? Is clothing that is not tight sufficient in covering this area?
Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us.
Please refer to this excellent article: What Are the Requirements of Hijab?
In short, for your hijab to be complete, then you must cover your chest.
May Allah facilitate your steps towards Him, and help you perfect your outward and inward acts of worship.
[Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil has spent almost two years in Amman, Jordan, where she learned Shafi’i’ fiqh, Arabic, Seerah, Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Tajweed. She continues to study with her Teachers in Malaysia and online through SeekersGuidance Global. She graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales, was a volunteer hospital chaplain for 5 years and has completed a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, daughter, and mother-in-law.