Thu 1 Saf 1435 - 5 December 2013
She wants to wear the Saudi abayah in her own country
I wear niqaab and dress Saudi style. The problem is that our situation is difficult in our country. My friends say to me: So that you will not be stared at, you should wear niqaab and dress as Moroccan women do. The difference between the Saudi style and the Moroccan style is that the Moroccan jilbab shows the shoulders and I cannot uncover the shoulders. The Saudi abayah that goes over the head is more comfortable for me but the stares in the street bother me and they look scared of me. My question is: What should I do? I only want to wear the Saudi style.
Praise be to Allaah.
So long as the Moroccan style is covering and wide, and
covers all the body, it is better for you to wear it, so that you will be
like other righteous women in your country, and you will avoid wearing
clothes that single you out and attract stares and may cause you harm
You can wear a khimar on your head that will come down over
your shoulders, and this will serve the purpose of covering the shoulders.
See also question no.
And Allaah knows best.