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What is the precise difference between Hijab or Niqab(Burqa)? Is it fard on women to do one of them? If yes, what’s recommended and which one is mandoob?

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Answer

Allah Taãla mentions in the Noble Qur?an, ?(O Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi
Wasallam), tell the believing males to lower their gazes? tell the believing
females to lower their gazes …? (Quran 24:29-30). The injunction of
lowering the gaze is clear that it is not permissible for strange males and
females to look at one another. Due to the immorality of times and weakness
of resistance, it is compulsory for a female to cover her face which is the
focus of her beauty. The covering of the face conveniently facilitates the
accomplishment of the purpose of lowering the gaze. Hijaab ? www.jamiat.org.za/isinfo/hijaab.html

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
FATWA DEPT.

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