The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
A woman is `Awrah (i.e. her entire body must be covered in public).
(Related by Al-Tirmidhy)
Is this an authentically reported Hadith?
This Hadith was related by
Al-Tirmidhy on the authority of
Ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
A woman is Awrah, and if she goes out she will be received by Satan.
This Hadith was reported also by
Al-Suyuty in his book Al-Jami` Al-Saghir. He indicated that it is an authentic Hadith. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.