what is the ruling on wearing the cap niqab?


Assalamu Alaykum

what is the ruling on wearing the cap niqab during ihram when going

for umrah?

if someone didnt want to wear it or is not comfortable in it is it

permissible for them to wear their normal niqab and then pay some

money ?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1. It is commendable to wear the Niqab cap and cover the face without the veil touching the face.[1]

2. It is impermissible for a woman to cover the face duringIhraam.[2] If a woman covered her face with a Niqaab for one complete day or more, that will be considered as a Jinaayah(crime) for which one Damm (sacrilegious penalty) will become compulsory.

If a woman had covered her face with a Niqaab for lesser than a day, she should expend some charity (Sadaqah).[3]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  فتاوي محموديه، ج 15، ص 498، محموديه

[2]   و قال في شرح المجمع: الجناية هي الفعل المحظور الذي يتضمن الضرر (البحر العميق، ج 2، ص 789)

و هي عبارة عن فعل ما ليس للانسان فعله (المرجع السابق)

[3]   و ان تلبس المخيط غير انها لا تغطي وجهها فان فعلت ذلك فان كان يوما كاملا فعليها دم و الا صدقة (البحر الميق، ج 2، ص 802)

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