Hijab or Niqab An Islamic Critique of the Face Veil
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- Syed Mutawalli ad-Darsh
- 5.8 x 8.3 inches
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The debate on Muslim women's dress is endless. The sisters who opt for niqab (face veil) may appear to be brave, but we need to dispel the notion that niqab is what is originally required by the Qur'an, and the hijab is a later modified version of the original. In fact the other way round is true. The sisters who don the ordinary hijab can rest assured that they are following the injunctions of the Qur'an and Sunnah to the letter, and in their true spirit. In these essays, Dr. Syed Mutawalli ad-Darsh examines the subject from the point of view of the Qur'an, Sunnah, and Ijma. Dr. ad-Darsh, who recently passed away, was an eminent 'alim living in UK. His deep Islamic knowledge combined with years of experience in the west, make him particularly qualified to relate the teachings of Islam to modern societies.