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 My wife wears an abaya and a scarf but does not do niqab. She teaches in an Islamic school where all teachers are required to wear niqab so she does there. But outside I encourage her repeatedly but she says I’m not ready and when I insist more she gets upset and starts crying. Can you please advise me what to do in this situation? I don’t want to be in sin because she is my wife and I also want the best for her in the akhira.

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Q: My wife wears an abaya and a scarf but does not do niqab. She teaches in an Islamic school where all teachers are required to wear niqab so she does there. But outside I encourage her repeatedly but she says I’m not ready and when I insist more she gets upset and starts crying. Can you please advise me what to do in this situation? I don’t want to be in sin because she is my wife and I also want the best for her in the akhira.

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A: Conduct ta`leem regularly of Fazaa’il-e-A`maal and Fazaa’il-e-Sadaqaat, and now and then gracefully and compassionately advise her very lightly.

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

 

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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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