How should women dress in front of non-Muslim female domestic workers?

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Q: I like to know the ruling regarding a domestic that is not a Muslim. How should one dress in front of her and and is hijaab etc. fard or just advisable?


A: The women of the house should not expose their hair and bodies before them. They may expose their faces before them.

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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