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I never used to wear burquah eventhough many people advised me to do so.But after knowing it`s importance from islaam help line now i do wear burqhah with great inner feeling that iam absolutly right.thanks alot to you and your team i am a working women and my question is :is it compulsory to cover my face also during office hours (because face itself is my identification )

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1) I never used to wear burquah eventhough many people advised me to do so.But after knowing it`s importance from islaam help line now i do wear burqhah with great inner feeling that iam absolutly right.thanks alot to you and your team
iam a working women and my question is :is it compulsory to cover my face also during office hours (because face itself is my identification )please clarrify it soon.iam waiting for u`r reply 

 

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Cover Face in Hijab

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Your Question: is it compulsory to cover my face also during office hours (because face itself is my identification )please clarrify it soon.iam waiting for u`r reply 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 59:

O Prophet, enjoin your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons. It is expected that they will thus be recognized, and not molested. Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Nur verse 31:

(O Prophet) enjoin the believing woman to restrain their gaze and guard their modesty, and not to display their adornment except that which is displayed of itself, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to display their adornments except before their husbands, their fathers, .and also forbid them to stamp their feet on the ground lest their hidden ornaments should be displayed.

 

There are two opinions amongst the scholars in Islam as to what does the phrase except that which is displayed of itself mean. One opinion is that it means the face and the hands may be left uncovered, and the other opinion is that the face also has to be covered, and only the hands may be left uncovered.

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4092 Narrated by Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin

Asma, daughter of AbuBakr, entered upon the Messenger of Allah (saws) wearing thin clothes. The Messenger of Allah (saws) turned his attention from her and said: O Asma', when a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this and this, and he pointed to her face and hands.

 

The most accepted opinion is that if the women covers everything except her face and her hands, she would be following the command of Allah; and if she chooses to cover her face, then it would be considered purest and closest to the Command of Allah Subhanah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan

 


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