The Obligation of Hijab
Question :

A lot of women in the Western countries deny the obligation of hijab. They say that in modern life hijab isn't necessary because the rest of society is not wearing it.
1. What is the status of hijab in Islam?
2. Is hijab obligatory or recommended?
3. In which context are women allowed to stop wearing hijab?

Answer :

Hijab is mandatory for a woman and she cannot leave it after reaching the age of bulugh – which is completing the age of nine lunar years. She must continue to wear it until she reaches an age at which she is not conventionally expected to marry.
Hijab is a religious obligation that does not change because of time and place. The laws of the Islamic religion are from God and they last until the Day of Judgment.

Exposing the Neck
Question :

I always cover my hair and sometimes my neck gets exposed; is it haram or not?

Answer :

It is obligatory to cover the neck in the presence of non-Mahram.

Covering the Chin
Question :

Should the chin be covered while wearing hijab or can it be exposed just like the rest of the face?

Answer :

It is unlawful for women to uncover the part under the chin in the presence of non-Mahram.

Suitable Hijab
Question :

What kind of hijab clothing is suitable for women and what kinds are not? What colors are suitable?

Answer :

A woman is urged to pay great attention to her virtue and not be looked at by men in a desirable way. This is the factor to be observed in hijab.

Donating Hair
Question :

Can a Muslim woman donate her hair to a child cancer patient that will use the hair as a wig? Is it not prohibited because non-mahram people are going to see it?

Answer :

It is permissible to donate her hair. It is prohibited for the woman to uncover her hair in the presence of non-mahram men if the hair is attached to her and not when it is cut.

13-Years Old Female
Question :

I am a 13-year-old female. Do I have to wear socks when I go outside?

Answer :

Yes, covering the feet in the presence of non-Mahram is obligatory based on compulsory precaution.

Headscarf
Question :

Is it permissible for a woman not to observe the headscarf in situations where she is ridiculed by society, given uncomfortable glances, and risks losing her job because of the dress restrictions at the job?

Answer :

She should observe her religion, continue to wear hijab, ignore the said glances and not pay attention to such discomforts. She is rewarded for such tolerance and patience in the way of guarding her religion.
Losing the job is not an excuse to abstain from wearing the hijab. Almighty Allah said: “And whosoever keeps his duty to Allah, Allah will appoint a way out for him.” (65:2-3).

Obligation of Niqab
Question :

Under what circumstances does the face veil [niqab] become obligatory?

Answer :

A woman is not obligated to cover her face. However, she is not permitted to display her facial adornment except for the kohl.

Uploading Photos
Question :

What is the Islamic position concerning a woman uploading photos of herself with proper hijab online?

Answer :

It is permissible to do so if it does not involve another prohibited act.

Fake Hair
Question :

Is it allowed in Islam for a woman to braid another woman’s hair with fake hair, knowing that whoever has this fake hair on her head does not wear the hijab?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Chastity
Question :

Is wearing the niqab recommended?

Answer :

It is not obligatory to cover the face and the hands. It is preferred to do so as it is a form of chastity.

Western Dress
Question :

Is it permissible for my wife to wear a dress that only reaches the knees, in the presence of Muslim women only, like in a ladies-only marriage ceremony?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Ponytail
Question :

In hijab, can you put your hair up in a ponytail and put the scarf on top of it?

Answer :

As long as the hair is covered in the presence of non-Mahram, it is permissible.

Old Women
Question :

In Sura al-Nour when Allah said: “As for women past child-bearing, who have no hope of marriage, it is no sin for them if they discard their (outer) clothing in such a way as not to show adornment. But to refrain is better for them. Allah is Hearer, Knower.” (24:60) According to this verse, old women need not wear hijab; is this correct?

Answer :

Yes, it is correct.

Indian Hijab
Question :

I am living in India. Is it sufficient hijab for me to wear a Manto (a form of a long coat) along with a Niqab (which covers the nose and mouth)?

Answer :

It is prohibited for women to expose any part of her body, except her face and hands, in the presence of non-Mahrams. Any kind of clothing which provides such Hijab is sufficient. It is not obligatory to cover the face.

Eyeliners
Question :

Is the permissibility for a woman to use kohl also extends to eyeliners and such makeup?

Answer :

It is permissible for the woman to use kohl in the conventional way even if her eyes are visible for non-mahram men. Wearing makeup such as eyeliners in the presence of non-mahram men is prohibited.

Father-in-Law
Question :

Is my non-Muslim father allowed to see my wife without Hijab?

Answer :

Yes, a man is allowed to see his daughter-in-law without Hijab, whether he is Muslim or not.

Parents Forbid Hijab
Question :

What should those girls do whose parents forbid them to wear the hijab?

Answer :

It is obligatory on the woman to wear hijab regardless of the position of the parents. It is prohibited to obey them in this case.

Regarding Child
Question :

If a boy was adopted by a woman and then became baligh (adult), will he be mahram for her, i.e. will it be permissible for him to look at her without hijab?

Answer :

She is not a mahram for him, i.e. she must observe hijab in his presence.

Attraction
Question :

In the hijab of a woman is it sufficient to cover a woman’s body or is it also necessary that the forms of buttocks, legs and chest do not stand out?

Answer :

It is obligatory in hijab to cover the body parts. It is prohibited to allow attractive body parts of the woman to stand out if it causes attraction and seduction.