Hadith on Hijab: Adult women must pray wearing their veils

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The prayer of a menstruating woman is not accepted unless she wears a veil,” by which he meant an adult woman.

Al-Tirmidhi said, “This is acted upon by the people of knowledge, that when a woman prays and some of her hair is uncovered, her prayer is not permissible; it is the opinion of Al-Shafi’i. He said it is not permissible for a woman to pray if some of her body is uncovered. He also said that some say if her uncovered feet are shown, her prayer is permissible.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 377

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “As for covering that in prayer, it is not obligatory by consensus of the Muslims. Rather, it is permissible for her to uncover the face and hands in prayer according to the majority of scholars such as Abu Hanifa, Al-Shafi’i, and others including one of two narrations from Ahmad. Likewise, it is permissible for her to uncover the feet according to Abu Hanifa and this is the stronger opinion.”

Source: Majmū’ al-Fatāwá 22/114

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ قَالَ لاَ تُقْبَلُ صَلاَةُ الْحَائِضِ إِلاَّ بِخِمَارٍ يَعْنِي الْمَرْأَةَ الْبَالِغَ

قال الترمذي وَالْعَمَلُ عَلَيْهِ عِنْدَ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ أَنَّ الْمَرْأَةَ إِذَا أَدْرَكَتْ فَصَلَّتْ وَشَيْءٌ مِنْ شَعْرِهَا مَكْشُوفٌ لَا تَجُوزُ صَلَاتُهَا وَهُوَ قَوْلُ الشَّافِعِيِّ قَالَ لَا تَجُوزُ صَلَاةُ الْمَرْأَةِ وَشَيْءٌ مِنْ جَسَدِهَا مَكْشُوفٌ وَقَالَ وَقَدْ قِيلَ إِنْ كَانَ ظَهْرُ قَدَمَيْهَا مَكْشُوفًا فَصَلَاتُهَا جَائِزَةٌ

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