بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم
▪️The prayer of one who prostrates on the ‘Imaamah (turban), without the forehead touching the ground▪️
Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:
The brother says, what is the ruling on prostrating on the ‘Imaamah?
It’s better to place the forehead directly on the ground when prostrating. This is the Sunnah, because it’s proven that the Prophet ﷺ emerged from prayer with his face soiled with water and mud, and he had traces of water and mud on his nose and forehead.
Nonetheless, if one prostrates on the ‘Imaamah (without the forhead directly touching the ground), i.e. the ‘Imaamah drops and covers his forehead and he prostrate in this state, then his prayer is still valid just like the prayer of one who prays with socks on without making direct contact with the ground, and the prayer of one whose garment comes between him and his knees making direct contact with the ground. In the same way, when one prays wearing gloves they do not make direct contact with the ground. So the same thing applies here.
Therefore, what’s correct is that this is permissible, but it’s better to place the forehead directly on the ground as this is closer to the Sunnah.
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba ‘Alawi
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