Seeking parents permission to wear the niqaab

Q: I really want to start wearing a niqaab but my parents said from next year. How can I convince my parents to let me wear it?

A: Wearing the niqaab is an obligation in deen for baaligh women. This obligation is not subject to the consent of one's parents. Hence, you do not require the permission of your parents in order to wear the niqaab. May Allah Ta’ala assist you and grant your parents the correct understanding of deen.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)