Fiqh Q and A

Q&A: Do I Have to Wear Hijab When Reading the Quran?


Do I have to cover my hair when I recite the Quran? I’ve heard different answers.



The question of whether or not a woman has to cover her hair when reciting the Quran is a question of whether or not one’s ‘awra (private areas according to Islamic law) has to be covered when reading Quran. There is no specific evidence from the Quran or Sunnah that indicates that one must do so. However, it is from the etiquette of reading the Quran to dress fully when reciting it out of respect for God’s word. Therefore, it is recommended but not required.

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