Can I Remove My Face Veil in Front of a Prospective Spouse?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamu alaykum. I wear a face veil (niqaab). I have a second meeting with a potential for marriage. Am I allowed to reveal my face for the second time?

JazakAllahu khayr.

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Yes, you should remove your face veil if the prospective spouse is still undecided about whether or not he would like to proceed with the marriage. If you have come to a mutual agreement to marry, then you should avoid unnecessary meetings and discussion which can be reasonably fulfilled by others or in other ways.

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And Allah Most High alone knows best.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam.

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam was born and raised in Ipswich, England, a quiet town close to the east coast of England. His journey for seeking sacred knowledge began when he privately memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown at the age of 16. He also had his first experience in leading the tarawih (nightly-Ramadan) prayers at his local mosque. Year after year he would continue this unique return to reciting the entire Quran in one blessed month both in his homeland, the UK, and also in the blessed lands of Shaam, where he now lives, studies and teaches.