What Are The Choices When It Comes To Prayer Clothing?

Prayer Clothing for Muslim Women: A Guide to Modest and Trendy Modest Options in the UK

As Muslim women, finding the right outfit for prayer can be a challenging in the west. The main priority is understanding the principles of hijab outlined in Islam; and to ensure those are met and our prayers are accepted by Allah SWT. But with so many options available, where do you start?

In this piece, we will explore some of the most popular choices of prayer clothing for Muslim women in the UK. 

All in one prayer Abaya- A classic option, the abaya has an attached hijab; it is a long, loose-fitting garment that covers the entire body and fulfils the hijab requirements. The prayer abaya is available in a variety of colours and styles, from plain black to bright and bold terracotta.

One piece jilbab- Similar to the abaya, the jilbab is also a one-piece garment that covers the entire body. However, the head coverage is an insert rather than a wrap style hijab. It is a super easy hijab style that requires no skill; you have two pieces of fabric that you tie to the back. 

Hijab- The hijab is a headscarf that covers the head, neck and drapes onto your chest. The hijab is a separate piece that pairs with a closed or open abaya.

No matter which option you choose, it's important to remember that prayer clothing should prioritise modesty above all else. At the same time, you want to feel comfortable during prayers and not get distracted by fixing your hijab and trying to cover the back of your legs. 

As long as you are covered and comfortable; you can express your personal style and make a statement with your outfit. From traditional abayas to more modern style abayas, there is something for everyone.

At Hayaa the Label our goal is to create long-lasting, timeless pieces of modest clothing that you can add to your wardrobe and keep for years to come. On our website you can find a range of options such as our Classic One Piece Prayer Abayas which comes in a variety of colours.

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Prayer abayas are often worn with a coordinating headscarf (hijab) to complete the modest and prayer-appropriate ensemble.


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