Do I Have to Wear a Niqab in a Muslim Country?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I wish to seek a dispensation on the issue of niqab being obligatory. I think I should mention I live in Iraq as I know the ruling on niqab is different to those in the west. Regarding what falls under nudity I stick to the hanafi school […]

My In-Laws Place Me Under a Lot of Pressure. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I live with my in-laws and they place me under a lot pressure, as if I will take their son away from them. I have no privacy. I cannot talk to my husband when I am not home. They force me to wear niqab, even though […]

Am I Permitted to Supplicate for a Wife Who Wears Niqab?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: At college, I saw some Muslim girls with niqabs and I was immediately amazed at their religiosity and enthusiasm. I now long to marry a niqabi, but I am confused as to whether I should make a specific dua like “Ya Allah, please grant me a righteous and […]

Is Niqab Obligatory in Our Religion?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is niqab obligatory in our religion? And what are the proofs for it in our religion? What if I put it on while my parents were against it and are very unhappy with it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are […]

Wearing the Niqab and Rulings Specific to the Family of the Prophet (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Salam aleykoum, If a woman finds out that she is from the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) offspring , does the niqab also become a duty for her, or does this only apply to the prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) wives and daughters? Because I found out […]

Is It Necessary for Women to Wear the Niqab in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it compulsory for women to wear Niqab according to Hanafi fiqh? Can you please briefly explain this with some evidence? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam, I asked Mufti Mahmoud Ashraf Usmani, an ocean of knowledge and humility, this question. He answered […]

The Lawful Nature of Niqab (Face Veiling)

by Imam Zaid Shakir Source: Increasingly in the western world, nothing symbolizes the “otherness” of Islam like the veiled Muslim woman. If she chooses to remain quietly home undertaking domestic duties with patient dignity she is rendered invisible and mysterious, veiled by the walls of her home. If she emerges into the public square […]