islam clothing

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does a women have to wear full sleeve clothing in the home
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There isn’t any drawback for a woman not to cover her head while there isn’t any foreign man (whom to get marry with is permissible) near her. (El-Fetava’l- Hindiya, 5/333)
But, a woman should cover at least in between her kneecap and navel, even if she is alone in the house. There are some angles that are always with the person. They suffer pain if the private parts of the person are not covered. Thus, covering in between her kneecap and navel is virtue for a woman.
The Messenger of God says; “Retrain from being naked for there are someone who never leave you alone except while you are in toilet or having sexual intercourse.”
A woman can wear whatever she wants while she is with her husband. There isn’t any covering limit between husband and wife. To beautify and dress herself up to seem beautiful in the eyes of her husband is lawful. There is no drawback for a woman to loose her hair and to wear short sleeved clothes while she is in her house.
Being extremely clean and wearing pleasant odors and finery clothes while being alone with her husband is religiously recommended.
To deck herself up with adornments and fine clothes and to put her make up on for her husband is religiously permissible to a woman.
Ibn-I Abbas (may God be pleased with him) said; “As my wife deck herself up for me, so do I deck myself up for her. I don’t want to get all my rights on her, so that she doesn’t want to get all her rights on me too. Because the Lord God says; “And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable…” (Al-Bakara: 228)
The verse given below briefly explains that to whom the women can show their hairs, heads, necks and adornments. (Sabunî, Ravaiu’l-beyan, 2/159-160)
“And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male attendants free of sexual desires, or small children who have no carnal of women; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah in repentance, that ye may be successful.” (An-Nur, 24:31)

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