Is it necessary for a Niqabi to place her hands over her mouth when yawning


بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Is it necessary for a Niqabi to place her hands over her mouth when yawning▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

Is it necessary for a woman to place her hand over her mouth when yawning even if she is wearing a Niqab or her face is veiled?

📝 Answer:

It’s necessary to cover one’s mouth when yawning, even if this is achieved through a means other than using one’s hand, such as suppressing/restraining it, as the prophet ﷺ said:

((إذا تثاءب أحدكم فليكظم ما استطاع فإن الشيطان يدخل))

“If one of you yawns, let him suppress/restrain it as much as possible, for Shaytaan enters therein.”

But if one cannot suppress it, they should place their hand over their mouth. In the same way, a woman wearing the niqab or the burqa should also place her hand over her mouth to cover it, and Allaah’s is sought.

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Translated by:

Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba-‘Alawi

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Original Fatwa:

https://t.me/ibnhezam/2887