Cover hair while eating.

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Asalamu alaikum, My question is should we cover our hair while eating at home. 


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Cover hair while eating

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There is absolutely nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) whereby either the believing men or the believing women are commanded, ordered, guided, or even encouraged to cover their hair while eating. 


If the believing woman happens to be eating or consuming her meal, and there are non-mehram males in her presence, indeed she would be required to cover herself completely including her hair…..but if the believing woman is consuming her meal with her mehram relatives, there is absolutely no need or obligation upon her to cover her head.


To cover one’s head or hair while eating is neither a requirement nor an obligation in Shariah for either the believing men or the believing women; but if one wishes to cover their hair for any reason while eating, there is absolutely no harm.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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