Category: Women
Fatwa#: 39751
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Sep 22,2018

Title: Revealing the Face


Is it permissable for a woman to reveal her face,in airpot for security reasons.


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

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

In principle, it is not permissible for a woman to reveal her face to ghayr mahram men. A ghayr mahram is a person with whom marriage is permissible.

However, in case of necessity such as at security checks at the airport, and in an unavoidable situation, she will be excused.[1]


And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




مجلة الأحكام العدلية (ص: ١٨) 

(الْمَادَّةُ ٢١) : الضَّرُورَاتُ تُبِيحُ الْمَحْظُورَاتِ.

(الْمَادَّةُ ٢٢) : مَا أُبِيحَ لِلضَّرُورَةِ يَتَقَدَّرُ بِقَدْرِهَا.

(الضرورات تقدر بقدرها)


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