Fatwa: # 41904
Category: Women
Country: Australia
Date: 9th February 2019

Title

Is it necessary to don the Niqab?

Question

Assalamualykum Mufti Saheb, 1) Can you please give me evidence from the Quran and sunnah why the niqab is waajib in the Hanafi school. This is because I’ve read that “The Awrah of a woman infront of a non-mahram consists of the whole body except for the face, hands and feet.” - Raddul Muhtar p531 v9 Jazak’Allah

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

There are numerous verses in the Qur’aan that relate to Hijaab and Niqaab. These verses may not be understood without knowing their context and the terminologies mentioned in them. As such, we have hereunder reproduced a detailed fatwa on the issue:

Kindly refer to 28588 and this article by - By My beloved Ustaadh Hadhrat Mufti Husain Kadodia Sahib Hafidhahullah.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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