Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
My husband desires that I wear fancy cloaks with stylish Niqaabs.
Is this correct?
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Observing the Niqaab (Hijaab/Purdah) is a very important part of Deen for every woman. The objective of wearing a Niqaab is to conceal one’s self from Ghayr Mahram (strange) men, together with distracting them and turning them away from one’s self. This objective and purpose of Niqaab is unfortunately being defeated due to the new types and styles of garbs that are in ‘fashion’. Wearing beautiful garments, cloaks and Niqaabs attracts the attention of men, defeating the very purpose of the Niqaab.
You should explain to your husband that the purpose of Niqaab is being defeated by you wearing such garbs that are fancy and consisting of different colours. Politely explain to him the importance of practicing on Shari’ah in totality, and the rewards and worldly benefits of doing so. Insha Allah, he will understand.
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)
Euro-Sunni & Islamic Research and Welfare Academy