What Should a Man Cover From His Body?

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 […]

Awra (Nudity).

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Can you please explain in detail the awra (nudity) of a man in different situations, in front of men, women, unmarriagable kin and so forth? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. ‘Awra and Modesty It is impermissible for a man […]

Mens’ Awra when Swimming

Ustadh Farid Dingle explains the rulings concerning the awra for men, how that applies to swimming, and suggests ways to make it halal.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmatuLlah wa barakatuh. I would like to start swimming as a way of staying fit. However I can’t find trunks that cover the awra. Also the pools […]

What Should Be Considered When Covering the Nudity for the Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum When wearing loose sleeves, it is likely that when raising or lowering the hands, the underside of the arms might be visible from the front. Shirts with buttoned sleeves usually have a slit near the wrist which might expose some part of the arm as well. Is […]

Should I Avoid Changing My Clothes in Front of My Child? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Should I avoid to change my clothes in front of my child? Answer: Wa’alaikum assalam. I hope this finds you in the best of states. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. May Allah increase you in your striving to be diligent in the religion. Covering one’s awra […]

What Is From the Awra (Nakedness) of a Young Child?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. What is the awra (nakedness) of a young child? At what age does it apply? 2. Can a child see the awra of an adult, male or female? If so, at what age do the restrictions apply? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh, The […]

My Friend’s Husband Walks Around in Pyjamas. What Can She Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My friend’s husband sometimes walks about in pyjama pants with a short shirt. These pyjama pants are tight-fiting. She is uncomfortable that he walks around like that in front of their daughters, and that he prays like that too. She has asked him to wear longer shirts to […]

Can I Pray in Track Pants With Tiny Holes Just Below the Waist?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I bought a pair of track pants and just below the waist there is a 1 inch stripe of mesh with very tiny holes on it running across the pants along the waist. Do these tiny holes for breathability count as exposing the ‘awrah? Can I pray with such […]

What Is the Male Dress Code According to the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the male dress code according to the Shafi’i school? Answer: Assalamu ‘Alaykum, I pray that you are well. The minimum requirement for a male to cover in front of others is between the navel and the knees, non-inclusive. Uncovering that area in front of others, […]

Should a Woman Cover Her Feet During Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum Should a woman cover her feet during prayer? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. This is a matter in which there is legitimate difference of opinion within mainstream Sunni scholarship. The prevalent opinion in the Hanafi school is that […]