Woman covering her eyes when leaving the home

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Q: Whenever I go out of the house, I wear a plain black, very loose abaya that isn’t possible to see my body shape, a dupatta and a single-flap niqab which you can see my eyes. Someone said that I have to cover my eyes and I have to wear a burqa over my abaya even if it is loose. I don’t go to shopping malls, amusement centres, etc. So is it necessary?


A: As long as the abaya is concealing your body correctly and there no attraction the dupatta will be fine.

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


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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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