Q 1: I have joined the faculty of Arts, department of Arabic language. I have been wearing Niqab (veil) since the summer holiday, meaning, before going to college. You must be aware of what happened in
in September 1981 A.D. when Niqab was prohibited in colleges. I wore it against the will of my father and mother. I explained to them that it is obligatory as shown in Tafsir
Resalat Al-Sufur Wa Al-Hjab, Tafsir Ayat Al-Ahkam, Ahkam Al-Nisa' along with many other books. Whenever I found evidence, I showed it to them but they did not agree with that, so I wore it against their will. Now, I am receiving my studies at home because my father does not want me to sit at home or go to college. He believes that Niqab is supererogatory and not obligatory. He wants me to take it off; sometimes he talks to me rationally and sometimes he threatens to force me to take it off and I am confused.
Should I take it off during the exam period as this is necessary?
Will I be punished because I do not obey my father? If having exams is not a necessary, what should I do to convince my father?
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Sitting for exams is not a necessity that would allow you to take off the Niqab. Wearing Niqab is obligatory and you should not obey your father in this regard because there is no obedience to a creature in defiance to the Creator. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.