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Praying While Wearing Soccer Shorts With Compression Leggings Underneath

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: When playing sports like soccer, I wear shorts with compression shorts/leggings which go all the way down to calf-length so my calfs don’t get exposed when I run.

My question is would it be permissible to pray salah or do acts such as prostration of thankfulness in such clothes or should one wear a tracksuit over?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. Please pardon me for the undue delay in response.

While such compression shorts are sufficient for covering the awra during sports, it would be best to wear something loose (like pants or a tracksuit) over them for the actual prayer. Although compression shorts/leggings will cover any remaining awra beneath loose shorts, they are skin tight and hence disliked for the actual prayer or prostration. [Maraqi Falah]

And Allah knows best.
wassalam
Faraz

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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