This page collects resources on niqab for niqabi sisters or sisters who are interested in niqab.
Is Niqab Fard?
The dispute over whether niqab is fard or not has been going on among the scholars since the earliest centuries of Islam, and will probably still be going on at the end of time. Nobody can claim to have a definitive answer to this question. All sisters should research both sides of the argument for themselves and decide which side has the stronger dalils. Here are the dalils. Just so you know, I personally feel that niqab is mustahabb and sunna but not fard.
|Arguments That Niqab is Fard||Arguments That Niqab is Not Fard|
|Different Rulings in Favor of Niqab||The Face Veil is Not Obligatory|
|Niqab: Innovation or True Islamic Tradition||It is Not Obligatory for the Muslim Woman to Cover Her Face|
|Evidences on an-Niqab||Niqab is Not Required in the Islamic Law|
|Niqab According to Quran and Sunna||Why I Wear Hijab Not Niqab, by Sister Tara|
|Niqab||Examining the Dalils for Niqab|
|Niqab in Light of Quran and Hadith||More Perspectives on Why Niqab is Not Fard|
|The Fiqh Issue of Hijab||Does Surah an-Nur ayah 31 Command Niqab?|
|Hijab: Women's Dress Code and Conduct||What is the Final Rule on Hijab?|
|The Second Category of Hijab|
In Support of Niqabi Sisters
For all the fuss about whether niqab is fard, there is no dispute over the fact that niqab is part of Islam, mustahabb, and SUNNA. A sister will not be punished for not wearing niqab as long as she covers everything but her face and hands around non-mahram men; however, she will definitely be rewarded for wearing niqab! Whether or not you as a sister feel that niqab is for you, you should encourage and support those of your sisters who wear niqab for the sake of Allah SWT. Here are some articles why.
He Who Prevents A Slave - The sin of those who try to discourage others from sunnas, with special attention to niqab
Respect for Niqab - Why all Muslims should respect and support niqabis
Understanding the Face Veil - An article primarily intended for non-Muslims to help them understand my position on niqab
What If You Make Fun of Niqab? - The sin of those who mock niqabis in the deen
Why Wear Niqab? - An article about why niqab is mustahabb and sunna
Here are some links and articles that may be of use to niqabi sisters or sisters who are interested in niqab.
Are Niqab and Segregation Really an Obstacle for Women? - An interesting article about advances made by Saudi women even while they observe the strictest rules of hijab (see also Profiles of Educated Saudi Women to read about some very professional ladies)
Behind the Veil, a Muslim Feminist - Profile of Asiyah Andrabi: Kashmiri freedom-fighter, activist and niqabi
Can A Woman Cover Her Face on Hajj? - A common-sense look at the issue of niqab and ihram
How to Niqab - A practical guide to niqab; tips for buying and wearing; advice on styles, etc.
Niqab Jokes - Some comic relief for niqabis: check out the new fashion line of niqabs
Niqab Photo Gallery - Some pictures of niqabis, as inspiration to sisters who would like to wear niqab
No, Yes... - A little poem about full veiling by sister Lovin' Niqaab. Enjoy!
Online Niqab Stores - Need to buy a niqab online? Try these stores
Online Niqabi Clubs - A list I have made of links to online niqabi clubs and e-groups; talk with niqabi sisters online
Veil Survey for Female Reverts to Islam - This survey aims, inshallah, to provide statistical proof that women do not accept Islam just because they want to marry a Muslim man and that Muslim women do not cover because they are forced to, but rather because they choose to. Help out the cause of Muslim women, inshallah, and fill out this survey
When Is It Necessary to Uncover the Face in Public? - This is written from the perspective that niqab is fard; provides useful information about circumstances that may require a woman to uncover her face even in public in order to verify her identity
Woman Showing Her Eyes - Are eye veils necessary? Shaykh Munajjid says that it is halal for a woman to show her eyes as long as she does not uncover more of the face than is necessary