Is it permitted in Islam for my elder sister's son who is leaving with me to see the face of my wife who wear face veil? My elder sister’s son (11 years) is leaving with me but my concern is that can he see my wife face? My wife is using face veil.

                                       IN THE NAME OF ALLAH

According to your inquiry as you have asked that

Those that are allowed in Islam to see the face of woman that uses face veil

You ought to pay attention to some points such as:

  • Firstly it is not wajib or mandatory to cover the face (by face veil, Borqah, pushia, and so forth).
  • Secondly (according to Imam-Khomeini as a Shia scholar, and probably at least majority of other scholars that have inferred it from the holy Quran): women must cover all of their bodies and hairs in front of non-mahram except their faces (roundness of the face, seemingly the front part of the face) and their hands from fingers to the wrist of the hands.
  • Thirdly that son doesn’t seem to be at the puberty age, but it is declared as the viewpoint of many scholars such as Ayatollah Khamenei (as a Shia scholars) (and many other scholars) that based on Ehtiat-al-Wajib it is better for women to cover their bodies and hairs from the boys who are not at the age of the puberty, but can be at the age of Mamayezi (can recognize good and bad and lust…)


As it pointed out, it is not considered as a wajib or mandatory act for women to cover their faces by Burghah, then it would not be haram if that son looks at her faces (without the intention of lust). On the whole, wearing borghah is considered as a good act (mustahab) not Wajib. Good luck.

Reference and more info. (I recommend you to read them) :

www.islamquest.net (Arabic)

And also this site Arabic 2

www.islamquest.net (In English)

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