The Believing Women Would Return to their Homes Unrecognized
Narrated ‘Āisha (رضي الله عنه):
“RasulAllāh (ﷺ) used to offer the Fajr prayer and some believing women covered with their veiling sheets used to attend the Fajr prayer with him and then they would return to their homes unrecognized.”
[Saheeh Al-Bukhāri Volume 1, Book 8, Hadeeth no. 368]
Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullāh) in the Tafsir of this Hadeeth explains:
“This Hadeeth makes it clear that the Islamic dress is concealing of the entire body as explained in this Hadeeth. Only with the complete cover including the face and hands can a woman not be recognized. This was the understanding and practice of the Sahābah and they were the best of group, the noblest in the sight of Allāh subhānahu wa ta'āla with the most complete Eemaan and noblest of characters. So if the practice of the women of the Sahābah was to wear the complete veil then how can we deviate from their path?
[Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen in the book Hijāb, page 12 & 13]