Woman covering her eyes when leaving the home

Q: Whenever I go out of the house, I wear a plain black, very loose abaya that isn't possible to see my body shape, a dupatta and a single-flap niqab which you can see my eyes. Someone said that I have to cover my eyes and I have to wear a burqa over my abaya even if it is loose. I don't go to shopping malls, amusement centres, etc. So is it necessary?

A: As long as the abaya is concealing your body correctly and there no attraction the dupatta will be fine.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)