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Is niqab mentioned in Quran?
The wives of the Prophet were indeed required to wear the niqab by this Qur’anic verse. This is because the special status they had meant they had to be kept clear from all gossip and slander.
Who invented the burqa?
The burqa is a garment that was introduced during the Taliban reign in Afghanistan. Afghan women can be seen in this attire which covers their head, body, and even their faces. It also has a screen in front of the eyes and is considered the strictest and concealing of Muslim veils.
When was niqab invented?
It was worn by women in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and is thought to have originated in Gujrat in the 18th century. It is considered to be a cultural variant of the niqab and is said to be used by older, married women more commonly than unmarried, younger ones.
Why is niqab not obligatory?
The most authentic ruling according to the majority of scholars is that it is not necessary and, unlike hijab, there is no sin if it is not worn. Some of these scholars state that wearing the niqab as an act of extra piety, provided they do not believe it is an obligation, will be rewarded.
What a niqab means?
Definition of niqab : a veil for covering the hair and face except for the eyes that is worn by some Muslim women.
What is the difference between a burqa and a niqab?
The terms niqab and burqa are often conflated; a niqab covers the face while leaving the eyes uncovered, while a burqa covers the entire body from the top of the head to the ground, with only a mesh screen allowing the wearer to see in front of her.
Does the Qur’an command the wives of the prophets to wear niqab?
Verse 33:53 of the Glorious Qur’an, does not command the prophet’s wives to wear niqab, nor the ordinary believing women. Face veil / niqab does not feature in verse 33:53 at all. Furthermore, it is actually addressing the believing men, not the wives of the prophet.
What is Reza Shah’s policy on niqab?
Reza Shah ordered the police to arrest women who wore the niqab and to remove their face veils by force. This policy outraged the clerics who believed it was obligatory for women to cover their faces. Many women gathered at the Goharshad Mosque in Mashhad with their faces covered to show their objection to the niqab ban.
Are some Muslim women forced to wear a burka?
It is common in South Asia. Are some Muslim women forced to wear a burka or niqab? In Australia Dr Ismail said that the reasons women wear veils of all kinds vary widely and take in influences from culture, fashion as well as religion. “Some women wear it because they strongly believe it is their religious obligation,” she said.