Verification of a Hadith

Q: I’ve often come across the question:

"In Jannah, more valuable than being in Jannah is to see Allah Ta’ala directly. Allah Ta’ala comes personally to visit that lady who wears niqaab in this world”.

I would like to know that is the authenticity of this question? ‎

A: The hadith commands women to remain within the confines of their home and observe purdah from strange men. Hence, the woman who observes strict purdah and protects her modesty and shame from strange men at all times, and she does not reveal any part of her beauty before strange men, is definitely rewarded by Allah Ta'ala and considered better than other women. Such a woman will be blessed with a position of honour on the day of Qiyaamah for upholding the laws of shariah.

As far as Allah Ta'ala coming to visit a woman who dons the niqaab, we have not come across this in the Hadith. However,  the general Ahaadith explain that the people of Jannah will be blessed with the vision of Allah Ta'ala accordingly to their status and position in Jannah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)