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Wearing Skin-colored Clothing

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked to clarify the rulings on covering one’s awra in cases where one is wearing skin-colored clothing.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What is the permissibility of wearing skin-colored clothing? For example, I am a women and prefer covering of the feet as awra. However, I have […]

Does My Wife Have to Cover Herself When I Pray?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Whenever I’m praying, my wife says that it’s not compulsory for her to cover all the parts of her body. Is she correct? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Prayer When […]

Is the Prayer of a Woman Praying in Leggings Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam Alaykum, Is the prayer of a woman praying in a long coat up to her knees and really tight ‘leggings’ not revealing her skin Valid? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. Prayer in the manner described […]

Is It Problematic to Have Holes in My Clothing for Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is there a size limit in holes of clothes that we pray in? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Covering the nakedness is a condition for the validity of the prayer. Thereafter, […]

Is the area under the chin from the nakedness of a woman?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Until recently I was under the impression that the area bellow the Chin of a woman is not awrah. Occasionally I have seen some ladies covering that part of their face and thought they are most probably being cautious. But I heard it from a “major female scholar” that […]

Must a Woman Cover in Front of Her Parents' Cousins?

Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi Question: Does a Woman have to observe hijab in front of her mother’s and father’s cousins? Answer: Walaikum Asalaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh. A woman has to observe the Hijab in front of her mother’s and father’s cousins. Please refer to this very informative and succinct answer by Mufti Muhammad […]

Remaining Naked When Alone

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the ruling on not having one’s nakedness (awra) covered in front of animals, such as a pet bird or cat? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh In general, it is either recommended or necessary (wajib) to cover one’s nakedness […]

Can I Remain Naked When I’m Alone?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the viewpoint on not having the awra covered in front of animals, such as a pet bird or cat? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful In general, it is either recommended or wajib to cover one’s awra even when alone, except when there […]

If I Find a Hole in My Clothes That Exposes My ‘Awra (Nakedness) After Completing Prayer, Would I Have to Repeat the Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Omar Qureshi Question: Assalamu Alaikum, I have a question concerning the clothing during prayer according to the Shafi’i School. If I find a hole in my sock, or perhaps anywhere on my garment, after completing salah, do I have to repeat that prayer? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaikum. InshaAllah all is well. Case of […]

A Detailed Exposition of the Fiqh of Covering One’s Nakedness (awra)

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: Can you please explain in detail the awra of a woman in different situation, in front of men, women, unmarriagable kin and so forth? Answer: The covering of one’s nakedness (awra) is of utmost importance for a male and female in Islam, thus the Qur’an and Sunnah have laid […]