Is it compulsory for women to wear niqaab?

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

Bismillaah

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 http://muftionline.co.za/node/1705 and http://muftionline.co.za/node/419

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)