Q: I live in Norway and go to school there. I have worn the hijab for about 5 years now. Some days are easier then others and I feel the hijab is the best choice. But now it is restricting me from so many things here and it is attracting many comments both from believers and non believers. My question is, is it valid for me to wear it even though I don’t want to. Is hijab a fard for a Muslim woman, even if I would dress modestly? I need some guidance towards this. May Allah help us all!
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)