A practicing Muslim abandoning Hijab

Q 3: My sister is a Muslim woman who is committed to the rules of her religion (Part No. 17; Page No. 279) except for Hijab (veil). What is the ruling on this case? She says that the reason behind that is her circumstances at work.

A: We supplicate to Allah (Exalted be He) to keep her firm on adherence to Shari`ah (Islamic law) rulings and on her submission to the rulings of Allah (Exalted be He). Moreover, she also has to cover her `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public). The hands and face are part of the `Awrah as it was denoted by legal proofs. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.