Does Wearing a Hoodie Fulfill the Sunna of Covering One’s Head for Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Does wearing a hoodie fulfill the sunna of covering one’s head for prayer?

One of the sunna of dress is that one’s dress be dignified. One wouldn’t prefer wearing a hoodie to a job interview or family function. So, prayer is a much more important occasion, and realizing this will surely encourage one to be in the best of states.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a distinguished scholar in the Islamic sciences, is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance. He studied under renowned scholars globally for ten years, beginning in Damascus and continuing in Amman, Jordan. Notable mentors include Shaykh Adib al-Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. After completing his studies, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in 2007 and established SeekersGuidance, dedicated to spreading reliable, relevant, and inspiring Islamic knowledge online and on the ground.