Status of covering the face for women

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Please advise on the status of the face veil according to the shafi’ee and the hanafi mathaa’ib.


A: It is compulsory according to both.

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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