In general, Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) said in explanation of the Hadith,

“his statement: ‘and the women who would be dressed but appear to be naked’ was explained to mean that they cover with what does not cover. So she is clothed but in reality naked. For example, wearing thin clothing which exposes her skin or tight clothing which makes apparent the shape of her body like her behind or her forearms and the likes of that. Verily the clothing of a woman is that which covers her and does not make apparent the size of her limbs due to the clothing being thick and spacious” [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (22/146)] End quote.

And it does include women wearing what is refer to nowadays as the ‘Turban Style Hijab’. That style is nothing more than a turban which it is not permitted for women to wear because it imitates the clothing of men and does not cover properly.

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) was asked:


“Women wear these turbans which are on their heads, is this haram or disliked? And what are the turbans which are recommended for women? Is it allowed for them to wear Khuff (leather socks)?”


“All praise is due to Allah alone. These turbans which are worn by women are haram without doubt. In the Saheeh it is reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

‎ صِنْفَانِ مِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ لَمْ أَرَهُمَا قَوْمٌ مَعَهُمْ سِيَاطٌ كَأَذْنَابِ الْبَقَرِ يَضْرِبُونَ بِهَا النَّاسَ وَنِسَاءٌ كَاسِيَاتٌ عَارِيَاتٌ مُمِيلاَتٌ مَائِلاَتٌ رُءُوسُهُنَّ كَأَسْنِمَةِ الْبُخْتِ الْمَائِلَةِ لاَ يَدْخُلْنَ الْجَنَّةَ وَلاَ يَجِدْنَ رِيحَهَا وَإِنَّ رِيحَهَا لَيُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِيرَةِ كَذَا وَكَذَا

Two are the types of the denizens of Hell whom I did not see: people having flogs like the tails of the ox with them and they would be beating people, and the women who would be dressed but appear to be naked, who would be inclined (to evil) and make their husbands incline towards it. Their heads would be like the humps of the bukht camel inclined to one side. They will not enter Paradise and they would not smell its odor whereas its odor would be smelt from such and such distance [Muslim no. 2128]

Also it is authentic that:

‎لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْمُتَشَبِّهِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ بِالنِّسَاءِ، وَالْمُتَشَبِّهَاتِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ بِالرِّجَالِ‏

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) cursed those men who imitate women and those women who imitate men [al-Bukhari no. 5885]

And in one wording:

‎لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-اَلْمُخَنَّثِينَ مِنْ اَلرِّجَالِ, وَالْمُتَرَجِّلَاتِ مِنْ اَلنِّسَاءِ

The Prophet (ﷺ) cursed effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners of women) and those women who assume the manners of men)

And in

Sunnan Abi Dawud that the Prophet (ﷺ) saw Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her) while she was putting on a Khimar, so he said:

‎ لَيَّةً لاَ لَيَّتَيْنِ

Wrap it once not twice [Daif Abi Dawud no. 4115]

[Abu Dawud (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “The meaning of his statement ‘Wrap it once, not twice,’ is do not wrap it like the turban of a man and do not wrap it twice or three times”]

Whatever is from the clothing of men like turbans, leather socks, caps which are for men, clothing which makes apparent the limbs of her body, thin clothing which does not conceal the skin and other than that, then a woman is prohibited from it. It is upon her guardian, like her father or husband, to prohibit her from that. And Allah knows Best” End translation. [Majmoo’ al-Fatawa (‪22/155-156‬)]

And Allah Knows Best

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan