Is this a Hadith?
“Allah does not accept the prayer of a woman that has reached puberty unless she wears the veil.”
Yes, this is a Hadith recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi, Sunan Abi Dawud, Sunan Ibn Majah and other Hadith collections on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 377, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 641, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 655)
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic (sahih).
(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1711. Also see: Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf, Hadith: 6279)
Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a Fiqh ruling on this issue.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar