Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, SunniPath Academy Teacher
I reverted a year ago, alhumdulillah, but am not sure as to what is appropriate with my non muslim family members. Do I have to wear hijab in front of my half brothers (my father's sons from his previous marraige)? What about my non muslim uncles??
In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
I pray this message reaches you in strong iman and good spirits.
Congratulations for entering Islam!
You are not required to wear hijab in front of your non-Muslim relatives provided that:
1. They are unmarriageable kin, such as your father, grandfather, brothers, half-brothers, nephews, and uncles (by blood).
2. And they are morally upright.
However, you are required to observe hijab around cousins, whether they're related to you through blood or marriage. And hijab is also a requirement around uncles who are related by marriage, ie, the husbands of your aunts.
And Allah knows best.
MMVIII © Qibla.
All rights reserved
No part of this article may be reproduced, displayed, modified, or distributed without the express prior written permission of the copyright holder. For permission, please submit a request at our Helpdesk.
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "Knowledge is only through study." While some knowledge can be gained from reading or casually listening to lectures, the best means to gain knowledge is through finding a qualified teacher and then setting up a systematic program of learning. Picking up a book or reading an article and trying to figure things out on our own is no substitute for learning from someone who has a direct link to our living tradition.
Through joining an online class at Qibla, you can benefit from convenient, online courses that will give you access to reliable scholars and our popular curriculum learning tracks. Knowledge gained in these courses will both build your iman and assist you in putting into practice what you learn. Don't give yourself less than you deserve, register today.