Can I Pray in Clothes Made of More than 50% Silk?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I know that it is unlawful for men to wear clothes made of more than 50% silk. However, I want to know whether the prayers I offered while wearing clothes or ties made of more than 50% silk would be valid.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Wearing Silk Clothing in Prayer

Although it is unlawful for men to wear silk clothes, past prayers performed wearing silk clothes are valid but disliked. One is not required to make up the prayers. If one wore such clothes knowing they were made of silk, one must repent to Allah Most High and resolve not to do it again. [Hamawi, Ghamzu ’Uyun al-Basa’ir]

The Prophet’s Dislikeness of Wearing Silk Clothing in Prayer

It was narrated that ‘Uqba bin Amir said, “A silken Farruj was presented to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), and he put it on and offered the prayer in it, then when he had finished the prayer he tore it off as if he disliked it and said, this is not befitting for those who have piety.” [Nasai]

Check these links:
Prayer Reader: The Ultimate Guide To Prayer in Islam – SeekersGuidance
Is It Permitted To Pray On a Silk Prayer Mat? – SeekersGuidance

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I pray this helps with your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.