Hijab in Islam: Hadith - Collection of Ahadiths Prophet SAWW on Hijab for Women
We’ve collected all the Ahadith (Most of the hadiths) on the topic of Hijab in Islam. From the following Hadiths you can observe the importance of Hijab in Islam, how our Prophet SAWW emphasis on the wearing of Hijab for women in following narrations. May Allah SWT guide our mothers, sisters, wives and all the Muslim women to realize the importance of Hijab.
Prophet (SAW) said: “The woman (herself ) is ‘awrah”,“If anyone of you (the women) has a (male) slave who wants to free himself (by buying himself) and he possessed the price, you should seclude yourself from him”
It is narrated from Umm Salama who said: Hafsa and I were sitting with the Prophet (SAW) when Ibn Umm Maktum asked permission to enter. So the Prophet said: “seclude yourselves from him”. So I said “Oh Messenger of Allah. He is blind, he cannot see”. He (SAW) said: “Are you also blind. Can you not see him?”
It is narration from Aisha (RA) who said: “I was eating food (Hais) with the Prophet (SAW) in a dish. Umar passed by so the Prophet (SAW) invited him in and he ate. My finger touched his, Umar said: “Had my view about you (the Prophets wives) been taken, no one should have seen you. Then the seclusion (Hijab verse) was revealed”.
It is narration that Umar said: “Oh Messenger of Allah, the righteous person and the Fajir one is admitted to you. Have you not secluded the mothers of the believers?” Then Allah revealed the verse of al-Hijab.
It is narrated that Umar passed by the Prophet’s wives while they were with the women in the Mosque, he said: “If you secluded yourselves you would have status over the women as your husband has the status over the men”.
Hazrat Zainab (RA) said “Oh son of al-Khattab indeed you’re more concerned about us while the Wahy comes down in our houses”.
It is narrated on the authority of Umm Atiyya (RA): We were ordered to bring out our menstruating women and veiled women in the religious gatherings and invocation of Muslims on the two ‘Eid festivals. These menstruating women were to keep away from prayer, witnessing the blessing and dua of the Muslims. I asked, “Oh Messenger of Allah, what if one of us does not have a Jilbab?” He said, “Let her wear the Jilbab of her sister”.
It is narration of Ibn Abbas: “The Jilbab is the rida (large sheet of cloth) which covers from top to bottom”.
It is narrated on the authority of Ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “On the day of judgment, Allah will not look with mercy towards the one who trails his garment behind him in haughty pride”. Umm Salama asked: “what are the women to do with the hems of their dresses?” He (SAW) answered: “Let them increase their hems the length of a hand span”. She rejoined: “Then their feet will be uncovered! He then replied: “Let them increase a fore arm’s length and no more”.
The Prophet (SAW) said: “If anyone of you (the women) has a (male) slave who wants to free himself (by buying himself) and he possessed the price, you should seclude yourself from him”.
It is narrated by Bukhari on the authority of Ibn Umar that the Prophet (SAW) said: “The Muhrima (a woman in the state of Ihram) should not cover her face, or wear gloves”
Jabir b. Abd Allah said: “I attended prayer on Eid day with the Messenger of Allah r. He commenced with the prayer, before the Khutbah, without any adhan or iqamah. Then he rose, leaning on Bilal and addressing those present before him, commanded them to fear Allah and exhorted them to obey Him. He further admonished and warned them. Then he moved on until he came to the women whom he addressed saying: “Give charity, for verily most of you are fuel for the hellfire”, whereupon there arose from the middle ladies congregation, a dark-cheeked woman who said: “Why is that, Oh Messenger of Allah”? He replied: “Because you woman makes too many complaints, and you refuse to acknowledge your husband’s good treatment”. Upon hearing this women began tossing their jewelry in charity upon Bilal’s outspread cloth”.
Abu Bakr narrated on the authority of Ibn Jurayj who said that Aisha said: “My cousin came while she was wearing her ornaments. The Prophet (SAW) came in and turned away from her (when he saw her). So I said: “Oh Messenger of Allah! She is only my cousin, a mere maiden”. He said: “Oh Aisha, when a woman reaches puberty then it is not permitted that any part of her body should be seen (by non-mahrams) except her face and what is below this”. So he clenched his arm just above the joint of the hand leaving a space in-between for another fist to be clenched”.
Abu Dawud narrates on the authority of Aishah (ra), that Asmaa bint Abi Bakr entered the quarters of Allah’s Messenger wearing thin clothes. The Messenger (SAW) turned his face away and said: “Oh Asmaa, if the woman reaches puberty, it is not allowed to be seen from her except this and 35 this, and he pointed to his face and hands”.
Abu Dawud narrates on the authority of Qatada that the Prophet (SAW) said: “When a young lady begins to menstruate, it is not correct that anything should be seen of her except her face and hands excluding the wrist”
Al-Bayhaqi narrates on the authority of Asma’ bint ‘Umays that she said: “The Messenger of Allah entered the house of ‘Aisha bint Abu Bakr while her sister, Asma bint Abu Bakr, was with her. She was wearing a Shammi (Syrian) dress with wide sleeves. When the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saw her he got up and went out”. ‘Aisha said: “leave the room for the Messenger of Allah has seen something he does not like”. So she withdrew. So the Messenger of Allah (SAW) entered, ‘Aisha (ra) inquired as to why he stood to leave? He (SAW) said: “Did you not see what she was wearing? It is not permitted for anything to be seen of a Muslim woman except this and this”. He took his sleeves and covered the upper part of his hands until nothing could be seen of his hands except his fingers. Then he lifted his hands to his temples until only the face could be seen”.
This is how important is of establishing Hijab in the society under the light of the saying of Prophet Muhammad SAWW. Please spread this knowledge and the collection of hadiths on Hijab so that our mothers, sister and wives could perceive the importance of wearing Hijab in public places.
Last Updated: 21/7/2015