Q. A muslim sister who is wearing the burqa, is she allowed to wear it on some occasions and not on others, for eg. bathing in the beach?
A. A Muslim sister must wear the burqa as long as she is in front of her ghair Mahram (non blood relatives). If she is not in front of them and there are only her Mahram (blood relatives) around her then she can be without the burqa.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan