Wearing a khimaar under a jilbaab

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Q: If a woman is wearing the jilbab and a niqab, does she also have to wear a khimar over/underneath the jilbab though the jilbab covers her head anyway? I heard some people say that she has to wear both the khimar and the jilbab, is this true?


A: No, as long as her head is properly covered.

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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