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Uncover head and arms in front of Mehram

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Salam Brother Burhan.
Can I leave my head and arms uncovered in front of my father and brothers ? please clarify in the light of Quran and Hadith.
plz reply as soon as possible since i remain too much confused about it.
Jazak Allah.

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Uncover head and arms in front of Mehram

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah An-Noor verse 31: And O Prophet, enjoin the believing women to restrain their gaze and guard their private parts and not to display their adornment except that which is displayed of itself (their face and hands), and to draw their veils over their bosoms and not to display their adornment except before their husbands, their fathers, the fathers of their husbands, their sons and the sons of their husbands, their brothers, their brothers sons, their sisters’ sons, their female associates, and those in their possession and male attendants incapable of sexual desire, and those boys who have not yet attained knowledge of sexual matters. Also forbid them to stamp their feet on the ground lest their hidden ornaments should be displayed.

There is absolutely no harm if a believing woman wishes to keep her head and her arms uncovered in the presence of her father, her brothers, or any of her other male mehrams, or womenfolk, or children who have not yet attained the age of sexual understanding. She would be well within the boundaries laid down by Allah and His Messenger (saws).


What Islam has forbidden for the believing woman, who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, is to display her beauty when in the presence of non-mehram men.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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