What is the criterion and standard for a woman to be considered old and aged? Is there a specific age?
I have read that in Islam when a woman reaches a very old age that the rules of mahram and non-mahram no longer apply to her and that it is seemingly permissible for her to unveil her hijab in front of men. If this is correct, then how do we judge 'very old'? How do we determine when this is applicable?


Ayatullah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani’s response to this inquiry:


The old woman who no longer needs to observe the hijab is one who according to normal people, usually isn't the type who would attract anyone and doesn’t arouse the lust in anyone.


Looking at such women without lust is permissible.


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