Allah does not accept the Salah of a woman who is unveiled

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Is this a Hadith?

“Allah does not accept the prayer of a woman that has reached puberty unless she wears the veil.”



Yes, this is a Hadith recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi, Sunan Abi Dawud, Sunan Ibn Majah and other Hadith collections on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 377, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 641, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 655)


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1711. Also see: Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf, Hadith: 6279)


Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a Fiqh ruling on this issue.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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