HIJAB & NIQAB - ONCE AND FOR ALL
"Veiling is the biggest impediment in the way of conveying Islam in the West." (Murad Hoffman)
There is absolutely no command in the Qur’an for women to conceal their faces (using Niqab). I might be missing something but I have not been able to find even a Hadith to that effect. A Hijabi, Niqabi woman has already committed SHIRK by obeying the clergy instead of Allah.
First, as a general rule, please look at verse 9:71 in the Qur’an.
9:71 Believing men and believing women are colleagues of one another. They enjoin virtue and forbid vice. Together, they help establish the Divinely prescribed Way of Life, and set up the Economic Order of Zakaat. This is how they obey God and His Messenger. These are the ones on whom God showers His grace of success. Certainly, God is Exalted in Power, Wise.
[The believing men and women, working together, do not deliver empty lectures. They enjoin virtue and forbid vice by personal example, knowing that the Qur’an is the Eternal Criterion of right and wrong. 2:185. ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’, ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ are not vague entities. The Qur’an clearly defines them in 2:177 and many other verses. In short, good is all that helps people and evil is all that hurts them]
IS HIJAB OK? THREE RULES FOR WOMEN'S DRESS CODE:
ONE: The BEST garment is that of nice, modest conduct (7:26).
TWO: Cover your chest with any kind of scarf in the presence of unrelated men (24:31).
THREE: Draw a shawl around your person when outdoors in public (33:59).