Instructing one's wife to remove her niqaab

Q: I got married to a girl who wears niqab which I don't prefer, but before marriage I requested her to remove the niqab and she agreed to it and we got married. Now my questions are:

1. Is it a sin to remove the niqab?

2. Did we both commit sin?

3. Is it mandatory to wear niqab?

I personally do not prefer niqab because I am from Sri Lanka which is not a Muslim country, and I currently live in Qatar.


1 - 2. Yes, and by you instructing her your sin is compounded.

3. Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)