assalamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah
I found the following at http://mac.abc.se/home/onesr/h/148.html
"The Awrah of al-Hurrah al-Balighah is: All of her. [al-Insaf 1/449]"
I am so clueless about the book in which this quote is found. Is "al Insaf" part of a longer title? Who wrote the book?
Does this mean that the niqab is fard in the Hanbali madhhab? Or is it considered wajib? Is it the same on both sides of the Big Pond?