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Unveiling of the women of the Ahlulbayt (a.s.)

Question: Some believe that the fact that the women of Imam Husain (a.s.) were unveiled has not been proven. To what extent this is true?

Answer: It is true. The respected women of the Ahlul Bayt (the Prophet;s progeny) must not be seen unveiled by strangers. However, this does not mean that what has been mentioned about the going out of the women of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) with their hair dishevelled is not true (as mentioned in the Ziyara of al-Nahiya al-Muqaddasah). They could have had dishevelled hair under their veils, so as to express their sorrow and grief because of the great calamity they suffered.


Book- Questions about Ashura and the Uprising of Imam Hussain (a.s.), page 52
Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammad Sadiq Rohani

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