The Sunday Madrassa derives its guidance from the Quran. All parents have an obligation to remind, exhort and help their children achieve the pleasure of Allah by following His guidance even if it is contrary to one’s personal opinions. It has been agreed among jurists on the basis of the Quran and Sunnah that for the man, the awrah is defined as the area between the navel and the knees. And, awrah for the woman is defined as the whole body except for the face and hands. Within the definition of awrah for men and women, all the four basic requirements described below are essentially the same:
- Man should fully cover his awrah.
- Men’s clothes should be loose enough so as not to describe what he is covering (his awrah).
- They should be thick enough so as not to describe the color of the skin or the parts required to be covered.
- They should not be designed in a way to attract attention. The basic rule of modesty and avoiding “show off” applies to all believers’ men and women.
While the Madrassa allows casual clothing it will require that students, boys and girls, not wear an attire that is not suitable and does not meet the following guidelines:
Girls are Required to Wear:
- A hijab or scarf to cover their head all the time. It should be big enough to not slip off with slight movement.
- A full sleeve shirt that hides their buttocks when they do Sujud during prayer. These should not have faces or inappropriate words printed on them.
- Long loose fitting pants or skirt that covers all the way down to their ankles.
Boys are Required to Wear:
- A shirt long enough that hides their body when they do Sujud during prayer.
- These should not have pictures of human beings, animals, or cartoon characters or inappropriate words printed on them.
- All boys are required to wear long pants with belts so that their pants do not fall below their Navel area, especially while performing prayer during Sujud.
All parents have an obligation to remind, and help their children achieve the pleasure of Allah by following His guidance even if it is contrary to one’s personal opinions. This dress code will be strictly followed. To avoid disciplinary action for your children please ensure that your children follow these guidelines irrespective of age.