Is Niqab Mandatory or Voluntary

Assim Al-Hakeem

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Sofia says is wearing niqab an obligation or a voluntary act in what are the evidences from the Quran and Sunnah as why to wear the niqab.

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niqab is what is known as a face, veil.

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So, whatever a woman wears on her face,

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this veil with an opening for the eyes, this is called nicop.

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And it's called niqab because of the opening of the eyes. It's not, which is a hole.

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And this is an obligation according to the most authentic opinion of scholars.

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Allah azza wa jal mentioned in the Quran, in chapter 33 surah two

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in verse 53, he orders the mothers of the believers

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who are the wives of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam,

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to communicate with companions of the Prophet from behind a hijab

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and the consensus of all scholars of Muslims, that all wives of the Prophet is or some must cover their faces,

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there is no difference of opinion upon them, or among them, all wives of the Prophet SM must cover their faces, and this is 53. Whenever you ask for utensils from them, ask from behind a screen, this is pure for your hearts and their hearts. This, this is total segregation. You cannot see the wives of the Prophet asharam faces. This is verse 53.

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Now, having this at the back of your mind, and moving six verses later, from the same surah Allah says in verse 59, yeah, you have levena Yeah, you have to be old prophet of Allah.

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Only as well. Jika weapon Attica when he said, meaning command your wives, your daughters, and the women of the Muslims. Ud Nina la hinnom injera BB hint to lower down from their garments. valic adna Europeana fellow, then this is more befitting that they are not recognize so that they are not harassed.

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Now,

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in this ayah, the command is for three types of women

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to lower their garments, so that they're not identified.

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So, the wives of the Prophet, the daughters of the Prophet, the women of the Muslims, three types.

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Now, if you compare this ayah to verse 53, where it commands the wives of the Prophet to cover their faces,

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if you come and compare this, to this ayah

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the command in this ayah is for what to cover their faces.

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But in addition for the wives of the Prophet at a salon salon, a lot included the daughters and the women of the Muslims.

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Which means that they as well should cover their faces, as mentioned in is 53 because the mothers of the believers are joined with them in this command in Isaiah 59.

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And there are a lot of other evidences mentioned in the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, which is logical, but before it's logical, it is the ruling of the Quran and the Sunnah according to the most authentic opinion of scholars. Why do we say logical

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the face of a woman

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as they say, is her identity.

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If her identity is open to all, this is what includes features of beauty.

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This is when she smiles or frowns. This is where

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expressions happen. And if this is exposed, then those with illnesses in their hearts will be surely tempted.

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And when the Prophet alayhi salatu salam showed us the process of getting married, he commanded us to look at the woman, we are interested in getting married, a man came to the Prophet Alice's and said, Oh prophet of Allah.

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I proposed to so and so from the answer.

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So the Prophet said, Did you look at her before you propose? She said, No. The Prophet said, Go and look at her.

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This means that if the woman was walking in the streets of Medina, going to the shopping centers or to shops or to the masjid, and she was unveiled, the Prophet would not have told him to look at her, because the man can see her.

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But this indicates that every woman, according to a mother, Ayesha, used to wear the veil and cover from head to toe. There are so many

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examples that we can talk about. But this is not the time. It is safer for a woman to hide her identity, to hide her beauty, so that she's not harassed. A woman wearing the niqab. No one would come and say, Whoa, what a beautiful look. What a gorgeous woman. Nobody would whistle to her.

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But a beautiful woman who is not covered, she would probably be harassed in such an awful and disrespectful fashion and a lot soldier knows best