Closing one’s eyes in Salaah

Q: I would like to know, is it impermissible to close ones eyes in salaah? And in particular in sujood? Also is it from authentic hadeeth that one’s hoors in jannah will be blind if one closes his eyes in salaah?



  1. It is permissible for one to close one’s eyes during Salaah. However the Sunnah is that one’s eyes should be opened in Salaah.
  2. This is not proven through any Hadith.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

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Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)