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Is It Permissible for Me To Take Off My Hijab Since I Have Reached Menopause as a Teenager?

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by Seekersguidance.org

Question: I am a teenage girl who has reached early menopause, so is it compulsory for me to still wear a hijab? In the Qur’an, it is said that women can stop wearing hijab when they reach menopause.

Answer:

Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question. Dear questioner, your circumstance is infrequent; about one in a thousand ladies encounter menopause in their teens. I pray that you recover swiftly if this was from an illness or if not, then I pray that you have good health and relief in the future.

The ruling

Your question is answered in full detail here, by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam:
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/women-wear-hijab-menopause-elderly/

Modesty

Please know that, as a young woman in the prime of your youth and beauty, there would be no exception made for you because of your health issue. You would be required to cover yourself and carry yourself modestly, following the rules of gender interaction. Please see more details below:

Resources

https://seekersguidance.org/podcast-feeds/worship-spirituality/beyond-hijab-2/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIQd0bGYfiU
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/general-counsel/gender-interaction/

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next and facilitate your matters for you.

[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 Master’s 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.

 

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