Women wearing a burqa





Assalam Alaikum

Is Niqab enough for women or they need complete Burqa?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما


The burqa' or cloth covering the whole body is a custom of the Muslim Women which is used to fulfill two purposes mentioned in the Qur'an. 

1. Hiding and covering the beauty of a woman. Surah 24 Ayah 31
2. Protecting and covering of the appearance of the body. Surah 33 Ayah 59
These two purposes are usually fulfilled through wearing the burqa'. If any other clothing can fulfills these two purposes then wearing that as hijab will also be permissible. Just the niqab will not suffice.

والله اعلم

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Sulaiman Yusufi

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani