Why do women have to cover their face?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
Mufti saab, please guide me on the issue that why woman have to cover the face? kindly provide with proofs. May Allah reward you in abundon.


(Fatwa: 1777/1416/L=1430)


If a young lady comes in front of ghair mahram with open face there is fear of fitnah, hence it is necessary for her to cover her face.

قال في الدر المختار: و تمنع المرأة الشابة من كشف الوجه بين الرجال لا لأنه عورة بل لخوف الفتنة و في الشامي: و المعنى تمنع من الكشف لخوف أن يرى الرجال وجهها فتقع الفتنة لأنه مع الكشف قد يقع النظر إليها بشهوة (الدر المختار مع الشامي :2/79 ، ط زكريا ديوبند)

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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