Sunday, December 07, 2014

Saudi Cleric- Women Can Ditch The Hijab, Wear Makeup, and Post Selfies On Social Media

Saudi Cleric and former head of the Kingdom's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Sheikh Ahmed Bin Qassim al-Ghamdi has revisited his fatwa from several years ago claiming that women were not required to cover their faces or arms. Many in Saudi Arabia wear abaya's/niqabs that cover everything but one's eyes.

 It appears he is taking it one step further with another recent fatwa stating that a Muslim woman doesn't need to wear a veil at all:

 “Islam doesn’t require women to wear veil.” 

Plus they can wear makeup, take selfies, and post them on social media sites like Facebook.

Apparently, a Twitter follower asked if it was okay for Muslim women to post photos of themselves on social media, which prompted his response:

 “...there is nothing wrong if a woman showed her face or put make-up.”
He also posted on Twitter that it was only Prophet Mohammed's wives who were supposed to wear the hijab.

Quoting a Moroccan scholar, he said it was preferable but not mandatory.

More here.

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