Question: I am a teen, and I started wearing jilbab and khimar. But some strict sisters told me that my hijab is incomplete because I do not cover my face. I believe the niqab is a recommended sunnah. Then she told me that I have to wear it because of fitnah in our times, but I am doubtful. Am I sinning by not wearing it? If I wear it, my family, school, and society will isolate me.
Thank you for your question. I commend you for striving to learn and to apply what is right, may Allah always keep you on this straight path.
You will find the ruling of niqab here, detailed out by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani:
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[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.