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It was narrated that Umm Salamah said:

"The Messenger of Allah ﷺ was asked how much a woman should let her hem drag. He said: 'A hand span.' She said: 'But then it will uncover her (feet).' He said: 'A forearm's length, and no more than that.'"
أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الأَعْلَى، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا النَّضْرُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا الْمُعْتَمِرُ، - وَهُوَ ابْنُ سُلَيْمَانَ - قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ يَسَارٍ، عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ، قَالَتْ سُئِلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَمْ تَجُرُّ الْمَرْأَةُ مِنْ ذَيْلِهَا قَالَ ‏"‏ شِبْرًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَتْ إِذًا يَنْكَشِفَ عَنْهَا ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ ذِرَاعٌ لاَ تَزِيدُ عَلَيْهَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sunan an-Nasa'i, 5339
• Sunan an-Nasa'i, Vol. 6, Book of Adornment, Hadith 5341
• Sunan an-Nasa'i, Book of Adornment, Hadith 5341