i received the email that you replied to this question but i cannot locate it anywhere on the site. the question is as follows:
1. what is the status of purdah in the shariah? (sunnah, waajib…?)
2. will a woman be sinful if she does not observe the purdah?
3. did the prophet (saw) wives wear the purdah?
4. in which surahs is it stated that purdah should be worn?
5. can parents stop their daughters from wearing the purdah?
6. if they do stop her, what should a girl do?