Performing Salah Without Jilbab


Will prayer be accepted if woman don’t pray in a jilbab that covers body from head to toes (one piece garment), I pray in jilbab that starts from shoulders and then put a scarf on her head?


As-salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-rahmatullāhi Wa-barakātuh.

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Respected sister

The conditions for the validity of a women’s Salah with regards to her clothing is that other than her face, hands and feet the entire body must be covered.[1]

It seems that this condition of covering yourself during Salah is met and therefore your Salah will be valid.

However, keep in mind if before Salah, a quarter of the limb which is compulsory to cover is left uncovered then the Salah will be considered invalid. If during Salah a quarter of the limb which is compulsory to cover becomes exposed for the duration of saying Subhanallah three times then the Salah will become void.[2]

Therefore, please ensure that your neck, back of your neck or under your chin does not become exposed and your head scarf (Do Patta) is big enough to cover these areas.

And Allah Ta‘ala Knows Best
Moulana Arshad Bismillah
Imam, Sheffield Musjid

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

[1] (Shami, Vol. 2, Pg. 77-78).

[2] (Shami v. 2 pg. 81-82).