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Reader comment on item: Boston Bombing Lesson: Ban Niqabs and Burqas
in response to reader comment: Veiling of Women: Qur'an 33:59

Submitted by Susan K (Canada), Apr 22, 2013 at 23:53

MIKE : This is straight qur'an. Not Bukhari hadith which is an interpretation while quranic verse is the word of allah himself. (I never capitalize islamic religious symbols.)

"And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss." [Q 24:31]

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