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I live in Switzerland. Can I take off my hijab for work purposes?

I live in Switzerland. I wear a veil (free throat, i.e. Spanish style). For work reasons I will probably have to take it off, if I want to get a chance to work. I need work urgently because my husband is not supporting our daughter and myself. I live separated from him now.
Can I take off the veil as long as I live here in Switzerland?


Hijab is obligatory upon adult Muslim woman. It is impermissible to refrain from wearing hijab except when there is a necessity. If you are in a dire need for this work which requires removing hijab and you cannot find another job that allows you to wear hijab to provide for your needs, you will not be blame worthy to take off hijab in this work. You should remove hijab only during the working hours and wear it when ending your work or upon finding a new job that allows you wearing hijab.

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