The opinions of the Fuqaha' of the Four Madh-habs regarding Hijab

A: Hijab is an obligation which means that a woman should cover up in the presence of non-Mahram people (not a spouse or a permanently unmarriageable relative). Any woman who does not wear it is sinful and should be forced to wear it. However, if she does not wear it, she will not fall into Kufr (disbelief), neither according to Al-Hanabilah (the followers of Imam Ahmad's School of Jurisprudence) nor other scholars because not wearing the Hijab is a sin less than Kufr and does not bring the person out of the fold of Islam.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.