Is the chin ‘awrah and announcing weddings

Jun 9, 2022 | Salat (Prayer)


Hijab: I found out recently that the part under our chin is awrah, i wanted to know if this is true and if it must be covered ??
It is a little difficult to cover that area that’s why

Question 2:

I found out recently that marriages should be announced. Our family didn’t know that but after our Nikkah (very small 2 witnesses walis consent and a molvi) after the nikkah my dad held a dinner
straight after with A LOT of people

Would this dinner classed as annoucment? Even though we didn’t know that this was classed as annoucment at the time and did it unknowingly with the intention to invite people to the nikkah and feed them

The the time of the nikkah there were quite a few people there, they didn’t hear the ijab and Qabool but they saw the marriage taking place and took part in the dua


1) The face, as defined in the chapter of wudu’, is from the top of the forehead till underneath the chin, and from one earlobe to the other. Hence, the part beyond the underpart of the chin will be deemed as a part of one’s nakedness (‘awrah) as it not legally a part of the face. Therefore, the area should be covered to the best of one’s ability.

Yes, it is understood that with movement the area may become slightly exposed at times. As long as one has tried their best to cover the area, we hope that there should not be an issue with this due to extreme difficulty in keeping the area covered at all times.

As for offering salat, one should take care in not leaving the underpart exposed. However, if it were to become slightly exposed it will not affect one’s salat as not enough of one’s nakedness would have been exposed to invalidate the salat.

2) Yes, the dinner will be deemed as the announcement, which is desirable (mustahabb) to do. Also, it a sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) to hold a walimah by feeding family, friends and neighbours after consummating the marriage. This ideally should be done within a few days of consummation.

نور الإيضاح ونجاة الأرواح في الفقه الحنفي (ص: 20) غسل الوجه. وحده طولا: من مبدأ سطح الجبهة إلى أسفل الذقن. وحده عرضا: ما بين شحمتي الأذنين.

مجلة الأحكام العدلية (ص: 18) الضرورات تبيح المحظورات

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 8) قوله: ويندب إعلانه) أي إظهاره والضمير راجع إلى النكاح بمعنى العقد لحديث الترمذي «أعلنوا هذا النكاح واجعلوه في المساجد واضربوا عليه بالدفوف» فتح

الفتاوى الهندية (5/ 343) ووليمة العرس سنة، وفيها مثوبة عظيمة وهي إذا بنى الرجل بامرأته ينبغي أن يدعو الجيران والأقرباء والأصدقاء ويذبح لهم ويصنع لهم طعاما،

Answered by:
Mawlana Mehdi Hasan

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel