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Purda touching the face in ihraam

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Q: A woman performed her umrah with her niqaab touching her face (she did not wear the cap niqaab). Must she give damm or sadaqah? Where must the sadaqah or damm be discarged? If sadaqah, then how much must she give?



1. In the state of Ihraam if quarter or more of the face is covered for an entire day or night (i.e.12 hours) or more then, one damm becomes waajib. If quarter or more of the face is covered for less than one day or night then sadaqa becomes waajib.

2. The Sadaqah should be given to the poor in Makkah Mukarramah or in any other place.

3. Sadaqah refers to the amount of Sadaqatul fitr.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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