Is it compulsory for women to wear niqaab?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Do women need to wear a niqaab as well as hijaab?


A: It is compulsory for a woman to cover her entire body including her hair (with the exception of her hands till her wrists) before all non-mahrams. For further details refer to and

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)