Is a woman's voice 'awra?

 

 

 

Question:

Is a woman's voice considered a part of her 'awrah? If a woman delivers a lecture or recites a nasheed, would it be permissible for non-mahram men to listen to her?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Answer:

A woman's voice is not considered a part of her 'awrah. However, the shariah requires that a woman does not unnecessarily soften her tone, as this can become a means of attracting men.

والله اعلم

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Omar Baig

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani