Question

Can you explain the meaning of Awra (The part of a person's body that must be covered before everybody, except a spouse)?

Answer

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Awrah is considered to be that which is mandatory for every person to cover as commanded by Allah Ta'ala. The awrah of a man is the area from the navel to the knees and the awrah of a woman is everything except the hands, face, and feet. In front of non-Mahram men, according to the Hanafi madhab, it is wajib for a Muslim woman to also cover her face.

[Editor's note: please review Hijab book and articles at http://islameasy.org/hijab.php and additional answers on this page on the topic of Hijab.]

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