Is the validity of the prostration affected if one’s garment covers their forehead, or nose, or hands?


Question Summary
Is the validity of the prostration affected if one’s garment covers their forehead, or nose, or hands?
What is the ruling of making errors in the remembrances of the prayers?
Answer
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
Covering the Face in Prostration
Even though having clothing on one’s forehead and/or nose is somewhat disliked – due to it being a barrier between the skin and the ground – it does not affect the validity of the prayer. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]
You should try to keep some portion of your forehead uncovered, even if little.
It is also disliked for one to cover their nose, mouth, or both in the prayer. [Ibid.]
As for the hands, there is no problem with the hands being covered.
Errors in the Remembrances of the Prayers
Regarding errors in pronunciation many scholars, have deemed such mistakes, whether in the recitation of the Qur’an or other, to be pardoned. This is due to a lack of knowledge of the rules becoming widespread. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar citing al-Hinduwani, al-Halwani and others]
Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.