Fatwa No : 199095
His wife took off Niqaab for breathing difficulty
Fatwa Date : Rabee' Al-Aakhir 14, 1434 / 25-2-2013
All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His Slave and Messenger.
Therefore, your wife should cover her face with something that will not cause her difficulty in breathing if she can find something to do so. This obligation is more confirmed when you order her to do so. However, if the harm is not removed in all cases, then it becomes permissible for her to unveil her face. Nonetheless, she is obliged to stay at home and not go out except for a necessity in order to fulfill her needs.
In principle, she is not allowed to go out of her home except with your permission as clarified in Fatwa 177413. So, if she goes out without your permission, then she is sinful and recalcitrant. In which case, you have the right to discipline her according to the steps clarified in the Sharee’ah as mentioned in Fatwa 85402.
Finally, if jealousy does not exceed the limits of moderateness, and is not based on suspicion and illusions, then it is praised jealousy and it is not dispraised at all. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 156495.
Allaah Knows best.
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