Can I Pray with Mold on My Clothes?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustad Sufyan Qufi


Is mould on clothing impure? Can I pray Salah in them?


I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Mould affecting one’s clothes won’t invalidate the prayer. The reason for this ruling is that mould is not listed in the type of filths that must be removed to ensure the validity of the prayer. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]Nonetheless, it is disliked to do so without excuse. [ibid]

Allah, Most High, says: “O Children of Adam! Dress properly whenever you are at worship.” [7.31]

From this verse it is understood that praying with dirty clothes is dislike. [Shurunbulali, Imdad al-Fatah]

And Allah knows best.
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found. Then, he connected with various traditional teachers and gradually connected with SeekersGuidance. He embarked on his journey of learning through the various teachers at SeekersGuidance, including his mentor, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. He studied numerous texts in Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith, and other areas with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other teachers, including Shaykh Abdurrahman al-Sha‘ar, Shaykh Ali Hani, and others. He is an active instructor at SeekersGuidance and answers questions through the SeekersGuidance Answers Service.