Wearing the niqaab in ihraam

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Q: I would like to know what is the ruling on wearing niqab while praying and wearing niqab while making hajj. I have read that regarding hajj it is not permissible to wear niqab but rather to wear a covering of some sort? I do not understand what is meant by that.


A: Wearing the niqaab in ihraam is forbidden, whether at the time of prayer or out of the time of prayer.

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


Answered by:

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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