For women to wear skirts under their clothes. For women not to cover their heads, and for not to wear loose-fitting garments with long sleeves and collars, from the chador. And for the female slave to be modest” (Muslim). The two hadith mentioned by Ibn Khuzaima are found in two part in al-Hayath al-Jami’ li-bihani (842/2013) and in al-Hadith al-Taghri’ fi al-Fikr al-‘Asr wal-Maghazi fi al-Madaaqut al-Musawariya (1672/2011).
The first of these two hadith, is in the context of wearing niqabs, the short dresses that are worn by all Muslim women (with a few exceptions that cover a woman’s lower shoulders and upper arms, such as the female version of the niqab and the niqab in Islamic dress that is more modest). So it is quite clear from the text that niqab is a form of female garment that does not cover the breasts, and does not cover her hair either.
In the second part of the hadith, the verse is given as the reason for why women do not wear the niqab. However when the narrator said this, he clearly does not imply that niqab is the only correct garment for women. In the verse he is saying that the niqab is not obligatory for women when they wear clothing that leaves the breasts uncovered. Now in the context of wearing clothing that leaves the breasts uncovered, this means that that clothing does nothing but hide part of the breasts. So the niqab is one way that a woman can hide part of her breasts that would otherwise be visible, just as a man can hide part of his genitals with his clothing. So this means that if one were to wear the niqab then he or she is allowed to cover part of the breasts in public. It does however imply that the niqab is the only proper form of clothing for women when they do not wear clothing that puts the breasts in clear view, however the verse does not say in what way or how much this covers the breasts.
What is the ruling of clothing that allows women to see their breasts? There is a problem here – according to the shari’a, in Islam there is no such ruling.
The first is the Muslim opinion.
The first is the Quranic verse and