Nosepiece and Niqaab - Are They Compulsory?
  • Question:

    Is nosepiece a must for women in some cultures? Is niqaab (covering the face) compulsory?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Both a nosepiece and a niqāb (face veil) are not mandatory in Islam. A woman is free to choose whether she would like to have a nose piece and or wear the face veil.

    Cultures may vary across different communities and lands. Muslims are to always base their lives on the teachings of Islam.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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