Question: Don't you feel hot in all that clothing?
Muslim men and women often adopt a modest style of dress
that seems conservative to some people. Seeing a Muslim dressed like this, especially in the scorching summer sun, prompts this oft-repeated question.
In many ways, covering the body protects it from the heat of direct sunlight. Notice that the traditional dress in many desert climates consists of loose, flowing robes. In loose clothing, the air around the body flows freely and cools more readily. The choice of fabric covering the body is more important than the square inches/centimeters exposed or covered. And when people have been wearing this type of clothing for many years, the body get used to it.
On extremely hot days, we might be uncomfortable as is everyone else. During those times, we find comfort knowing that we are following what we believe to be God's guidance for us.