Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Question: Assalamu alaykum

What is the awra of a man amongst family and/or strangers?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The awra of a man is from just below the navel till just below the knees. This applies to a man in front of his siblings/parents as well as in front of strangers.

In front of his wife there is no specific awra since it is permissible for them to see of each other any part of the body.

This is in regards to the legal ruling. As for propriety it is from one’s dignity to cover that which is customarily known to be dignified. This applies when amongst people but especially when in public spheres.

[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al -Falah]

Hope this helps
Allahu A’alam
Yusuf Weltch

Wassalam,
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a graduate from Tarim; student of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of Qur’an and the Islamic sciences.

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