Women who are dressed yet naked

Q 2: Are women who are “dressed yet naked” (i.e. Wearing revealing clothing) considered to be Kafirs (disbelievers), as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “They will not enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance...” In another Hadith it says that if they are not Kafirs they are cursed.

A: Those of them who believe that it is lawful to wear this type of clothing are regarded as Kafirs and will dwell forever in Hellfire if they die persisting in this, and will not enter Jannah (Paradise), nor will they smell its fragrance. If they go out dressed like this, believing that it is Haram (prohibited), they are committing a major sin, but it does not take them out of Islam; they are subject to the Will of Allah. If He so wills, He will forgive them or punish them for committing these sins, and they will therefore not enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance until they have first been punished. This is according to the Madh-hab (School of Jurisprudence) of Ahl-ul-Sunnah (those adhering to the Sunnah) which combines the texts speaking of Allah’s Promises and Threats. This Madh-hab is the middle course between the Madh-hab of the Murji’ah (a deviant Islamic sect claiming that Faith is restricted to belief not deeds), the Khawarij (separatist group that believes committing a major sin amounts to disbelief), and the Mu‘tazilah (a deviant Islamic sect claiming that those who commit major sins are in a state between belief and disbelief). (Part No. 17; Page No. 105) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.