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Last updated: 3rd October 2006
Question ID: #2620
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Slave of Alllah
3rd October 2006


I wanted to know that is covering the face or niqaab is fardh or sunnah?..suppose it is fardh, then is it fardh in all fiqhs?

And also some people say that it is sunnah..are they right?


Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
7th October 2006
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

All the Imaams are unanimous that it is compulsory for women to cover the face in the presence of strangers of when leaving the home in the present day and age where Fitnah is rife and apprehended.

To wear the Niqab is Fardh (compulsory). To read more on the ruling of Niqab, please view the Q&A's in the women section.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.