Hijab and Niqab

Question ID: 25850

Asalaamu alaikum,

Dear Mufti,

I am quite convinced after researching this topic, and I believe that the Hijab is correct in Islam, but that Niqab is not a religious garb, but a cultural garb, that is deemed acceptable in Islam. I also believe that the Imams who advocate this practise (Niqab) to be compulsory, are very wrong, especially those that ask for a women to cover everything accept her one eye, and some who advocate covering everything even the eyes, and hands as going completely against the teachings and spirit of Islam as well as the sunnah of Nabi(SAW). There is plenty of evidence to prove the fallacy of their arguments. I am interested to know your opinion concerning this issue.? Jazaakullah

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Asked on January 24, 2010 12:00 am
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An excellent article bu Darul Uloom Camperdown must be studied.
Go to their website ask imam for furthur details. Also read the book on Hijaab by Dr. Memon. See other articles on our site.
The hand need not be covered.

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Answered on January 24, 2010 12:00 am