According to the Qur’ān, elderly women have been
exempted from wearing the garment that covers their heads and chests. This is
obviously because an old woman has lost any attraction for the opposite gender.
However, if they still wear it, it is better for them as the Qur’ān points out:
There is no blame on elderly women if they do not wear
the garment that covers them provided they make not a wanton display of their
adornments. However, if they decide to be modest [by not taking off the garment]
it is best for them. And God is one who sees and knows all things. (24:60 )
The answer to the second question is also very similar. The
spirit and underlying reason in the Hijāb directives do not require that the
Hijāb should be worn before elderly men. However, if women do so, it is better.