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Wearing niqaab during salaah

Fatwaa ID: 1427

Assalaamu alaikum

What is the sharia ruling for a hanafi female regarding wearing her purdah while performing salaah in a ladies salaah facility ?
Bear in mind ,there are only women present …

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is prohibitively disliked (makrooh tahreemi) to cover one’s face when performing salaah. However, if there is a genuine reason, then one will be excused. When a woman is performing salaah in the ladies’ section of the masjid, then she should not wear the niqaab. She will be sinful for that.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

12/18/1444 AH – 07/06/2023 CE | AML3-3506

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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