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Question: Is it mandatory (fard) or optional for women to wear niqab /purdah? بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

It is mandatory for a young woman to wear the niqab.


Raddul Muhtar: v. 1, p. 406 (Darul Fikr)

(وَتُمْنَعُ) الْمَرْأَةُ الشَّابَّةُ (مِنْ كَشْفِ الْوَجْهِ بَيْنَ رِجَالٍ) لَا لِأَنَّهُ عَوْرَةٌ بَلْ (لِخَوْفِ الْفِتْنَةِ)


Kindly refer to the following link for more details: http://daruliftabirmingham.co.uk/niqab/


Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham

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