Wearing Hijab and Reciting Quran

QUESTION

First I’d like to thank you for answering my previous question which has helped me a lot. I have a question in regards to reading quran. Does the woman need to wear hijab while reading the quran itself and/or be covered while reading quran on a piece of paper, and reading the quran in English?

ANSWER

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh.

In principle, it is not necessary for a woman to cover her head while reading the Qur’ān.

However, to do so is a mark of respect. Allāh Ta‘ālā says:

ومن يعظم شعائر الله فإنها من تقوى القلوب

“Whosoever venerates the symbols of Allāh, then it is truly from the piety of the hearts.” (Qur’ān, 22:32)

While reciting the Qur’ān, one should bear in mind that he or she is communicating with Allāh Ta‘ālā, and hence should observe the utmost etiquette.[1] The practice of covering the head out of reverence for reading religious material has been recorded from the pious Salaf.[2]

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best

Zameelur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa
UK

Checked and Concurred by,
Mufti Ismail Desai & Mawlana Khalil Johnson


[1]

يجب على القاري الإخلاص كما قدمنا ومراعاة الأدب مع القرآن فينبغي أن يستحضر في نفسه أنه يناجى الله تعالى (التبيان في آداب حملة القرآن، دار
(ابن حزم، ص ٧٠

[2]

قال أبو بكر الأعين عن أبي سلمة الخزاعي: كان مالك بن أنس إذا أراد أن يخرج يحدت توضأ وضوءه للصلاة ولبس أحسن ثيابه ولبس قلنسوة ومشط لحيته فقيل له في ذلك فقال: أوقر به حديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم (تهذيب الكمال، مؤسسة
(الرسالة، ج ٢٧ ص ١١٠

Source

Mawlana Zameelur Rahman

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