The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2452

With regard to a mubtadhilah16 woman who does not take heed if someone enjoins her to observe hijab, there is no problem in looking at her on condition that it is not with lust and there is no fear of sinning. In this rule, there is no difference between disbelieving women and other women. Likewise, there is no difference between looking at their hands and face and other areas of their body which they usually do not cover.

16 Mubtadhilah is a term used to refer to a woman who does not observe hijab in front of non-maḥram men and does not take heed when she is forbidden from continuing with this behaviour.