Camel Hump Hijabs

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (saw) said:

“There are two types of people from the dwellers of the fire that I have never seen before. (The first is) women who will be clothed yet naked, inclined (towards disobeying Allaah) and inclining others, their heads will be like slanted humps of the bukht camel. They will not enter Paradise, nor will they perceive its odour even though its odour can be perceived from a distance of such and such.” [Saheeh Muslim & Ahmad]

Shaykh Al-Albaani was asked:

“What is the ruling on a woman gathering her hair above her neck and behind her head such that it takes the form of a ball, whilst knowing that when the woman puts on her hijaab, her hair shows from behind it?”

He answered:

“This is a mistake that many hijaabi women commit where they collect their hair in a bundle behind their heads so that it sticks out behind them even though they place their hijaab over it. This act contradicts one of the conditions of the hijaab, which I have mentioned in my book “The Muslim Woman’s Hijaab in Light of the Quraan and Sunnah”. One of these conditions was that the garment she wears should not describe the shape of any of her body parts. Based on this, it is not permissible for a woman to bundle her hair behind her head or on the side of her head to the point that it sticks out like this, thus revealing – even if it is unintentional – the fact that she is either long-haired or short-haired. So she must let it hang down and not put it up.”

[Masaa’il Nisaa’iyyah Mukhtaarah, p. 117]


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