Is Niqab Obligatory in Our Religion?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Seekersguidance.org

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum,

Is niqab obligatory in our religion? And what are the proofs for it in our religion? What if I put it on while my parents were against it and are very unhappy with it?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

What is more important at this stage is ensuring that you are performing your obligations and abstaining from the unlawful. Thereafter, you should be working on fulfilling the rights of those who have rights upon you.

Strive to attend circles of knowledge (`ilm) and remembrance (dhikr), and work on raising righteous Muslim children. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) came to perfect high, noble character.

Ask Allah to grant you facilitation and success.

And see also: The Lawful Nature of Niqab (Face Veiling) and: Is It Necessary for Women to Wear the Niqab in the Hanafi School?

And Allah alone gives success.

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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