The BBC reports:
SAUDI CLERIC FAVOURS
A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.
The question of how much of her face a woman should cover is a controversial topic in many Muslim societies.
Sheikh Habadan, an ultra-conservative cleric who is said to have wide influence among religious Saudis, was answering questions on the Muslim satellite channel al-Majd.”
What the Shaikh says and is promoting was the system of Hijaab which the ladies of the Sahaabah used to observe. Explaining the Niqaab system, Ali Bin Ali Talhah narrates that Ibn Abbaas said: “Allah ordered the women of the Mu’mineen that when they emerge from their home for a need, they should cover their faces from ontop of their heads with the jalaabeeb and leave exposed one eye.”
“Women emerged (during the time of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) with niqaabs on their faces.” (Imaam Ghazaali)
There is no controversy regarding this fact which is substantiated by authentic Ahaadith. It has become a controversial topic in the ranks of the zindeeqs of the age. There is no scope in the Shariah for entertaining the baseless ideas of zindeeqs.