Friday ghusl is not obligatory upon a woman

Q: “Is the Friday bath (ghusl) obligatory upon a woman?”

Shaikh al-Albaani:

“If  the Friday prayer fundamentally is not obligatory upon her, then how can the subsidiary issue (the bath) be obligatory when the fundamental (the prayer) isn’t?”[1]

[1] Shaikh Bin Baaz, Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaimeen and Shaikh Fawzaan likewise said that the Friday bath is specifically for men – those who must attend the Friday prayer – not women.

[al-haawee min fataawaa ash-shaikh al-albaani 447 / asaheeha translations]

Friday ghusl is not obligatory upon a woman

There is no authentic narration from the Companions supporting that the niqaab is obligatory

-Continuing a discussion about the woman covering her face-

Shaikh al-Albaani:

“Ibn `Abbaas and Ibn `Umar, from the major Companions, explained the verse {except what appears therefrom}[1] to be the face and hands. And they (those who say that a woman must veil her face) do not have a single authentic narration from the Companions with which they can support their opinion that a woman’s face must be covered.”[2]


[1] {And tell the believing women to lower their gaze, and to guard their private parts, and not to reveal their adornment except what appears therefrom…}; Surat un-Noor 24:31
[2] for more details, refer to the Shaikh’s books Jilbaab ul-Mar.at il-Muslimah (The Muslim Woman’s Jilbaab) and Ar-Radd ul-Mufhim

[silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor 135/6 / asaheeha translations]

There is no authentic narration from the Companions supporting that the niqaab is obligatory