Hijab for girls
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I have a daughter who is 11 months old. I have heard from different people, variations on when she is supposed to start wearing hijab. I just would like to know if someone can show me a surah that specifies this information so that I might interpret for myself.
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Hijab for girls
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Al-Ahzaab verse 59:O Prophet, enjoin your wives and daughters and the woman of the believers that they should let down over their faces a part of their outer-garments; it is expected that they will thus be recognized and not molested. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
The principle in light of the Holy Quran and Sunnah in Islam is that all the commands of Allah are only obligatory on one after he/she reaches puberty. The above verse of Surah Ahzaab is the verse whereby Allah commands the Prophet (saws) to declare to his women and the women of the believers to put on the hijaab.
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Your Brother in Islam,