Women covering their faces, hands, etc

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Q: What is the law for women to cover face, hands and Feet. If there is a law for covering face, hands and feet then kindly give the detailed reference in Answer because in Pakistan The Council of Islamic Ideology has said that “Shari’ah doesn’t ask women to cover face, hands or feet”.


A: This is misinformation. It is the shar`ee requirement that women should cover their faces, hands etc.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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