i tried to find this text on fath al bari but couldn't so please anyone if can verify if this text really exist in fath al bari?

2.2 Sayyidah Āishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said, “A woman would lower her jilbāb over her head onto her face.” (Fatḥ al-Bārī 3:406)

The main article : https://bukhari2013.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/niqab-8-2.pdf

  • Would you mind sharing your source of the quote? And further information! The hadith is quoted at least in Sunan abi Dawod. Further a similar narration appears in Sahih al-Bukhari and therefore should be covered in Fath al-Bary.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 12:29
  • @Medi1Saif I have updated my question. Also thank you for the post but i also want to know that the two hadith you have shown, can these be used as a prove that niqab is mandatory?
    – Yusha
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 14:38
  • @Medi1Saif i understand one hadith is daif but what about the other one. that indicates niqab is mandatory
    – Yusha
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 15:09
  • @Yusha that would be a totally separate question.
    – aadil095
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 15:11
  • @aadil095 i like to hear a answer here, if the answer is short. Because many claim that there is no direct hadith that shows niqab is compulsory.
    – Yusha
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 15:12

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Yes it is in Fath al-Bari, Vol 3 Page 406:

عن عائشة قالت تسدل المرأة جلبابها من فوق رأسها على وجهها

  • can this be used as to proof that niqab is compulsory to wear?
    – Yusha
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 15:10

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