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Covering in front of in-laws

Is it obligatory for the woman who lives in her husbandsí house along with the brothers of her husband and his father to remain covered in hijaab during the course of her work in the home due to the presence of the brothers of her husband?

If they are present with her then so, otherwise if she is in a room by herself then no, and nor is it permissible for her to be alone with any one of the brothers of her husband, and likewise it is obligatory for her to cover her face and her hands if she is present amongst them and there are others present or if there is no seclusion. Since there is no man left alone with another woman except that the Shaitaan is the third of them, and what is authentic from the statements of the people of knowledge is that it is obligatory for her to cover her face and hands infront of strangers.

Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee
Ghaaratul ashritah, 'alaa ahlil jahl was-safsatah, volume 2, page 219
Translated by Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq
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