What is the Satar for Men and Women in Islam?

We have seen that many Muslim men and women are not aware of what satar really means in Islam as it is different for men and women.

Meaning of Satar

Satar is an Arabic word which means hidden or  a thing that needs to be hidden. Usually, Satar is used to refer those parts of the body that shall be covered up by Muslims. 

A believer is obliged to cover his Satar; this means that Muslims shall necessarily cover up their body parts that come under the definition of Satar. The Satar of men is different from women.

Satar for men in Islam

The male Satar starts from the navel and end at the knees. This means that all believing men are to cover themselves up from navel to knees (knees shall be covered up as well). Males cannot uncover their Satar in front of another male.

Satar for men in Islam

You might have seen people wearing shorts in a way that some parts of their thighs are revealed. We need to understand that men are not allowed to reveal thighs in public. It is a sin to reveal your Satar to anyone apart from your spouse.

Satar for men in Islam

Satar for women in Islam

However, the Satar of believing women is different. The women cannot show any part of her body to a non-mahram male. A woman shall be covered up in front of a non-mahram.

On this point, there are two set of opinions. According to one group of scholars, women are not obliged to cover their face, hands, and eyes. Yet the other group of scholars believes that face shall be covered up. Women can only display their hands.

Satar for women in Islam

Satar of Women in front of Mahram

A woman is to cover herself up from breast to knees in front of her male-mahrams and other women. So the Satar of women in front of mahram relatives and other women is different.

Satar for Husband/Wife

There is no Satar between husband and wife. It means that they can reveal any part of the body in front of each other.

For the latest updates, you can join our ✅WhatsApp group or ☑️ Telegram Channel.

Never pay the full price🏷️; join the 📢Saudi Coupon Codes group and get sales updates and discount codes in one place.