of a young girl
What is the ruling concerning the young girls who have not
reached the age of puberty? Is it allowed for them to go out
without covering themselves? Can they pray without wearing
a head covering?
It is a must that their guardians bring them up and teach
them the manners of Islaam. They should tell them not to go
outside unless their bodies are covered. This is in order
to avoid any temptation and to get them used to the virtuous
manners so that they will not be a source of spreading evil.
They should be ordered to pray with head coverings. If they
pray without it, their prayers are sound. This is because
the Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) said, ((Allaah does not accept the
prayer of a female who has reached the age of puberty except
if she is wearing a head covering (khimaar).)) This was recorded
by at-Tirmidhee, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and Ibn Maajah.
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa