Covering of Head before One’s Fiance
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

Is it essential to cover one’s head before one’s fiance?


A woman is not required to cover her head before her fiance, that is with whom the Nikāh (the marriage contract) has taken place but with whom the bride has not yet formally departed. Legally, the two are husband and wife, and as such the restriction does not apply in this case.

Of course, if the Nikāh has not taken place and the two are only engaged, then the head covering is essential.


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