Islamic dress code for women

Q 4: What is the proper Islamic dress code for women?

A: The proper Islamic dress code for women is to cover her body entirely from men who are not Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative) with baggy, wide and thick clothes that do not have adornment. A Muslim woman should cover her face in front of men since her face is a source of Fitnah (temptation). Allah (Exalted be He) says: And when you ask (his wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen: that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. (Part No. 24; Page No. 16) Screen here signifies a type of dress that covers the woman's entire body, including her face in the presence of the non-Mahram men. Allah (Exalted be He) says: ...and to draw their veils all over Juyûbihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) Allah (Glorified be He) orders women to draw their veils, which are the cover of the head, over the upper part of the chest, and this necessitates that the veil will include and cover the face. There are many proofs confirming the obligation of wearing Hijab (veil).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.