Fatwa: # 45996
Category: Women
Country: African Country
Date: 21st August 2020


Is wearing the Niqab/Pardah Fardh or Sunnah?


Assalamu Alaikum Respected Mufti Saheb.  


I would like Mufti Saheb to please respond to this.  


A few girls were told about the obligation of covering and wearing pardah.  An Aalim of the town told these girls that it is not Fardh and a  must, it is a sunnah. He even contacted Muftis that also say its sunnah.


We would appreciate Mufti Saheb response and advice on what to do.




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

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

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And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mahmood Suliman

Student Darul Iftaa
Gaborone, Botswana

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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