Is it compulsory for women to wear the niqaab?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is it compulsory for a woman to wear a niqaab or is it optional?

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)

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