What Is the Ruling regarding Meeting a Potential Spouse as a Niqabi Revert?
Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad
I am a Muslimah who wears a niqab and is looking for marriage. I am a revert, so there are still things about Islam that I do not know yet or understand completely.
If I meet someone as a potential spouse and he asks to see my face without a niqab, am I allowed to show him my face? Or is it only allowed after marriage or engagement?
I pray that you are well and that you find a good, pious spouse that is suitable for you.
I also encourage that you take a course to learn your personally obligatory knowledge and apply it in sha Allah. This will provide a good foundation for the new obligations of marriage and motherhood.
Your question is answered in this Answer:
Can a Man Look at the Shape of His Potential Spouse’s Body?
Please read these about marriage as well; they will benefit you in sha Allah:
Love, Marriage and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered
May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[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, tafsir, 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 later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.