Praying with trousers & exposing the lower back

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Praying with trousers & exposing the lower back▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

The questioner says: What is the ruling of a man’s prayer – if he prays wearing trousers, such that when he goes into prostration, the flesh just above his trousers (i.e. The lower back) becomes exposed?

📝 Answer:

A man’s ‘Awrah is the two private parts (front & back), including the thighs. Some of the scholars said, his ‘Awrah extends from the navel to the knees. Yes, his ‘Awrah inside Salaah extends from the navel to the knees, so he is not allowed to reveal anything between this. However, if he exposes anything above this, there’s no harm.

Nonetheless, the trouser itself – defines the shape of the ‘Awrah; this type of clothing is disliked, to say the least. So one should refrain from wearing it.

If the exposed area is between the navel and the knees, like the thighs for example or more, and he noticed this but left it exposed, his prayer is invalid. If however, it is exposed accidentally and he covers it (instantly), his prayer is still valid.

Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi

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