Wearing niqaab in public

Q: In France it is forbidden in law for woman to wear niqab in public, and it is forbidden for children to wear hijab in schools. Does the ban on these sha’air of Islam make it wajib for the Muslims of France to do hijra, i.e. emigrate to other countries?


ِA: They are allowed to wear surgical masks and cover their faces. So the upper end of the hijaab should then be lowered up to the eyes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ أَدْنَىٰ أَن يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا ﴿الأحزاب: ٥٩﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)