What is Considered `Awra (Nakedness) for Men?


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Question: Can you please explain what is considered awra for men and when it should be covered?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

The `awra for men includes the area from the end of the navel down to, and including the knee.  So the `awra does not include the navel, but it includes the entire knee.  [Ascent to Felicity, p.74]

The `awra should be covered at all times unless there is a need to uncover it.  This means that the `awra must be covered even when alone.

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