Woman opening her hair in front of her non-Muslims family members

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Q: If I am correct, it is not permissible for a woman to show/open her hair in front of non Muslim women. So if her mum and sisters are not Muslim, does the same rule apply? Also what is the rule for her to open her hair in front of her non-Muslim father and brothers?



1. Yes

2. It is permissible provided they have some respect and values.

3. It is permissible.

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, 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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