There is a front-open Jilbab (loose outer garment) with buttons called cap in Saudi Arabia.
Is it Haram (prohibited) for women to wear it?
Also, how about wearing the Saudi front-open `Aba`ah (loose outer garment)? A sister told me that it is Haram (prohibited) to wear a front-open `Aba`ah with buttons.Is this true?
A woman should cover up in the presence of Ajanib (men other than a spouse and permanently unmarriageable relatives). The woman's garment should screen all parts of her body. It should be loose and not narrow to avoid depicting the shape of her body, and it should be thick and not transparent to avoid seeing her body.There is nothing wrong with wearing a front-open `Aba`ah or Jilbab with buttons as long as her garment is identical to what we have described.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.