Q: Please advise if necessary to wear hijaab in front of non-Muslim females. Verse in surah noor refers to “their women” is this interpreted as Muslim women? Also, why are slaves mahram? Is this only slaves who are old? Kindly provide full explanation of the verse. Lastly, should we maintain hijab in front of male mahrams who are non-muslims?
A: Many ulama are of the opinion that Muslim women should observe hijaab from non-Muslim women.
Refer to the attached tafseer recording.
It is better that some level of hijaab is maintained, though not full.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)