Old woman wearing niqaab

Q: Someone wants to wear the niqaab for long time but keeps getting put off. She is 60 years old. Is it compulsory for her to wear niqaab. She does wear cloak and scarf.

A: It is compulsory upon her to make pardah from all non mahram men. Hence, she should wear the niqaab before non mahram men.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)