Can I Obey My Parents If They Forbid Me to Wear the Hijab?


Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum,

What should a woman do when she is out with her parents and they have forbidden her to wear the hijab?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

She should ask Allah Most High for facilitation, and put on the hijab. There is no obedience to creation in disobedience to the Creator.

Please see also: How Do I Cope With My Parents’ Fear and Disapproval of Hijab?

And Allah alone knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Photo: Charles Roffey