A woman covering herself completely in the presence of temporary non-Mahrams

Q 5: Is it permissible for a Muslim woman to uncover her face and hands in front of men who are temporary Mahrams (unmarriageable relatives)? What reasons would permit her to reveal them?

A: Mahrams - who are temporarily forbidden to marry each other - as a man with regard to his brother's wife, take the same ruling as Ajanib (men other than a husband or permanently unmarriageable male relatives). It is, therefore, not permissible for a woman to reveal her face and hands in front of them. A Rukhsah (concession) is made for a woman to reveal her `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) to a doctor, if it is a necessity for her to do so, within the limits of what is required to uncover. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.