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The prayer of a woman in the presence of 'strange' men
Question:

What is the ruling upon the prayer of a woman if she is in the presence of strange men like in the Masjid al-Haraam?
Answer:

Upon the woman if she is praying and near her is Ghayr Maharim or strange men, like in the Masjid al-Haraam, then upon her is to cover her entire body which includes the face, hands and feet. Not on account of the salaah rather the awrah of the looking is not connected with the awrah of the salaah.*

*Translators note:: Meaning the covering of the hands, feet and face is not from the requirements of the salah, but is due to the presence of strange men.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fataawa Mar’atul Muslimah Pg. 574 (Daar al-Ghad al-Jadeed)
Translated by Umm Ibraheem Bint Ameen
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