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Reader comment on item: Boston Bombing Lesson: Ban Niqabs and Burqas
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Submitted by Susan K (Canada), Apr 24, 2013 at 22:36

I know about 'abrogation'. I also know about Mecca and Medina periods. However, I do thank you for your effort in summarizing the entire event so elegantly.

There are many small variants of 33.59 of which this one that does not require full body covering. To draw a part of outer coverings around myself, my first thought would not be to walk around in a tent or wrapped up like a mummy. The words 'around them' does not necessarily imply from head to toe or from neck to toe. There is room for discussion, n'est-ce pas?

Al-Ahzab:

(33:59) O Prophet, enjoin your wives and your daughters and the believing women, to draw a part of their outer coverings around them.110 It is likelier that they will be recognised and not molested.111 Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.112

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