Office Of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed M.S.Al-Hakeem


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Hijab
Q [1]  What should those girls do whose parents forbid them to wear the hijab?
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.
Q [2]  A lot of women in the Western countries deny the status of hijab. They said that in the modern life hijab isn't necessary because rest of society is not wearing it.
1. What is the status of hijab in Islam?
2. Is hijab obligatory, recommended or makruh?
3. In which context are women allowed to stop wearing hijab?
Hijab is mandatory for a woman and she cannot leave it after reaching the age of puberty – 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.
Q [3]  I am 13-year-old female. Do I have to wear socks when I go outside?
Yes, covering the feet in the presence of non-Mahram is obligatory based on compulsory precaution.
Q [4]  According to 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), old women need not wear hijab; is it correct?
A: Yes, it is correct.
Q [5]  Is my non-Muslim father allowed to see my wife without Hijab?
Yes, a man is allowed to see his daughter-in-law without Hijab, whether he is Muslim or not.
Q [6]  A man with a son from a wife marries another woman with a daughter from a previous marriage. The son of the man and the daughter of the woman now live in the same house and they consider each other as step brother and sister and it is very difficult for the daughter to constantly wear hijab in front of her step-brother. The son and daughter have no intention or desire to ever marry each other as they view each other as brother and sister.
Because of the hardship that the girl faces in wearing hijab in front of her mother's husband's, son may she remove her hijab in front of him? Is it allowed for them to touch without lust?
It is not permissible and hijab is obligatory in the said case.
Q [7]  Is a female housemaid considered as a Mahram for men of the house?
No, she is not. She should observe hijab in their presence.
Q [8]  I always cover my hair and sometimes my neck gets exposed; is it haram or not?
It is obligatory to cover the neck in the presence of non-Mahram.
Q [9]  Should the chin be covered while wearing hijab or can it be exposed just like the rest of the face?
It is unlawful for women to uncover the part under the chin in the presence of non-Mahram.
Q [10]  What kind of hijab clothing is suitable for women and what kinds are not? What colors are suitable?
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.

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