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Why do women have to cover their face?

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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.

Answer

(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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