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Removing hijab outdoors out of fear

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Question:

Is a sister allowed to remove her head-covering temporarily when outdoors if she feels she is in danger of physical harm? May Allah reward you with goodness.

Umm Abdel-Malik:

We asked Shaikh Hassan previously about the issue of a woman being liable to harm because of her face veil, so should she take it off? He replied, “No, she will be liable to more harm if she takes it off.”

It’s better for her to minimize going out of her home or she can move to another place. This is regarding the face veil and of course issue of covering the head is of greater precedence.

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