Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 39636
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Feb 09,2018

Title: Taking off the hijaab if it becomes illegal in one’s country


If it became illegal to wear the hijab in the country I live in should I take it off or keep it on?


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said,

لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الله عز وجل[1]

Translation: “There is no obedience to the creation while disobeying Allaah the exalted and magnificent.” (Ahmad 1095)

Accordingly, it will not be permissible to take off the hijaab in the enquired situation. If a Muslim community is faced with such a situation, they should use the right of freedom of religion which is an entrenched clause in every democratic dispensation to defend their rights with dignity and honor.


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muajul I. Chowdhury


Student, Darul Iftaa

New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  مسند أحمد (2/ 333)

 1095 - حدثنا عبد الله، حدثنا عبيد الله بن عمر القواريري، حدثنا ابن مهدي، عن سفيان، عن زبيد، عن سعد بن عبيدة، عن أبي عبد الرحمن السلمي، عن علي، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، قال: " لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الله عز وجل

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