Fear of victamisation due to wearing hijaab

Q: Taqiyyah is to safeguard and with the recent events of the world I can’t help but think about a verse from the Holy Quran that says “He who disbelieves in Allah after believing in Him; not he who has been compelled, while his heart is still content with the faith, but he who opens (his) breast to disbelief, upon them shall rest wrath from Allah and for them shall be a great chastisement” [Quran 16:106] How does that apply to hijab. If a sister must go to an area where she fears for her life because people easily identify her by her hijab, is Taqiyyah permissible if she removes it for that one time?


A: Muslims in all the eras of history had gone through some difficulty. On account of these difficulties they did not abandon their significant symbols of Islam like clothing and performing their obligations etc. Don’t become a victim of circumstance and don’t allow people and time to make you their toy that they manipulate in the way they wish.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)