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I came to know that whenever we can remember our Lord Allah Subhanah Wa Tala but is it compulsory to cover our head?

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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Assalaamualaikum Brother,

Thanks a lot for answering me for the previous question. Now I want to know whether in some case if we are not covered our head and count tasbee means is it wrong if so please reply me so that let me correct myself.

I came to know that whenever we can remember our Lord Allah Subhanah Wa Tala but is it compulsory to cover our head? In my house accept me no others will be there i am staying alone no boy will be there even though i should cover my head? Brother can you please help me by answering to my questions so that i will be very helpful. If i am wrong means Inshaallah let me correct myself.

 

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Cover head while remembering Allah


In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

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

31 And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah that ye may attain bliss.

 

Dear and Beloved Sister, Allah Subhanah has commanded the believing women to guard their modesty and cover themselves when in the presence of non-mehram males. In the presence of their mehram male relatives, or their womenfolk, or in the presence of small children there is absolutely no harm if the women adorns her beauty and uncovers her hair.

 

Your Question: I came to know that whenever we can remember our Lord Allah Subhanah Wa Tala but is it compulsory to cover our head?

The Messenger of Allah (saws) specifically commanded the believing woman to cover themselves completely when offering their prayers, regardless of whether they are alone in their homes or in the presence of mehrams or non-mehrams.

 

The believing woman is only commanded to cover herself completely when in the presence of non-mehram males and when in prayer. Other than that there is absolutely no obligation or compulsion on the believing woman to cover her hair if she wishes to remember her Lord, glorify Him through tasbeeh, recite the Quran, make supplications, etc.

 

Your Question: In my house accept me no others will be there i am staying alone no boy will be there even though i should cover my head?

If there is no fear of any non-mehram male entering the house or seeing her, there is absolutely no compulsion or obligation for the believing woman to cover her hair when she is in her house or anywhere else. She is commanded by her Lord to guard strictly her modesty and cover herself only in the presence of non-mehram males and when offering her prayers. At all other times, she may adorn herself with beauty as much as she wishes.

 

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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