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Why do woman have to cover their faces when it is required to be exposed during Umrah and Hajj?

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My lack of islamic knowledge does not allow me to answer this question, and given that islam is a religion without inconsistencies, i am struggling to answer the above. Please assist Jazakallah

Answer

It is narrated in the noble Qur’aan, ‘O Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)!
tell your wives and daughters and women of the believers to put upon them
their Jilbaab (shawls).’

Abeeda Salmani (Radhiallaahu Anhu) explains this verse, ‘to conceal oneself
with a shawl, to cover the nose and the left eye and leave the right eye
uncovered.’

Covering the face in Ihraam is not permissible for women only if the veil
touches the face. However, if a woman wears the veil in such a way that does
not touch the face, e.g. she wears a cap and hangs the veil over it, then it
will be permissible. Hadith of Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiallaahu Anha) states,
‘The riders should pass us whilst we were in Ihraam with Rasulullah
(Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). When they came in line with us, we should
cover our faces with our veils without touching it and when they should pass
us we should remove it.’

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Muf

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