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The veil (nikaab/hijaab) what age should girls wear nikaab and what is its status

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the veil (nikaab/hijaab)
what age should girls wear nikaab and what is its status (ie:fardh,sunnah,wajib etc.)

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Bismihi Ta’ala

Girls should start to observe Nikaab from an early age. Although, it is obligatory from the age of puberty, it should be adopted earlier to get into the habit.

The Islamic ruling is, that it is Fardh.

And Allah knows best

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Mufti Yaseen Shaikh

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