Does It Invalidate My Prayer If the Shape of My Thighs Is Exposed?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


I think I probably had the shape of my thighs exposed while in tashahhud. Should I repeat the prayer?


I pray you are well.

No, you do not need to repeat your prayer. Clothing sticks to one’s body to some degree in parts of the prayer. This isn’t something to worry about. Only skin-tight clothing that shows the shape of one’s body when standing would be a problem. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.