Q: asalamwalaikum….i want to ask that is covering our face with naqab is compulsary or can we jst wear a scarf?????without naqab…plz reply me
Time: Thursday December 9, 2010 at 12:15 am
A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
Under general circumstances, niqab is wajib for a young attractive woman that has in her the ability to entice men or is inclined towards haram herself. For such a woman to not wear it would be a sin — for her action of not doing so is promoting sin.
Under general conditions, a scarf that is properly draped would also suffice for elderly woman.
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Allah Certainly Knows Best.