Hijab is meant to protect the woman’s dignity and honour. It is not a fashion show. Therefore, hijab should meet certain conditions including the fact that it must not be tight so as to define the parts of the body.
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada states: “Hijab is definitely not the latest fashion show or beauty contest for Miss Universe; nor is it a deliberate attempt to appear unattractive. Hijab is primarily intended to protect women from furtive looks and lustful eyes. It is also meant to help women to preserve their God-given honour, dignity and modesty by preventing them from being reduced to mere objects of male gratification.
Because women by nature love to appear attractive in public in order to be looked at and admired, Allah trains them to resist such evil tendencies, by commanding them to wear modest and appropriate clothing. The way you dress tells a lot about you; it is an announcement to the world of what kind of a person you are. So if you wear hijab and yet it is tight and reveals the contours of your body and is seductive, then it is not hijab. In fact, you have only exchanged one type of seductive garb for another. Deep inside your heart you wore it only in order to invite attention to yourself and your physical charm. Through such an act you have debased yourself by reducing yourself to the position of a sexual object for the feasting eyes of men.
However, If a husband wants his spouse to wear tight and transparent clothes at home while they are alone, he has every right to insist on that. And if a woman were to do that in order to please her husband she will be rewarded by Allah. A woman’s body is a treasure she should cherish for her spouse, just like his body is a treasure for her to cherish.
However, if her husband insists that she wears such clothes outside the home, he has reduced himself to the status of a dayyouth who desires his wife to be a loose woman; no true Muslim should ever degrade himself to such a low state. Let us ask Allah to rid our hearts of the love of sins as well as all acts of disobedience; may He adorn our hearts with the love of chastity, faith and fidelity.