Wearing a lungi

Q: (1) Is there a Sunnah or a preferred manner of tying the lungi? (2) Is it from among the Sunnats of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) to just wear a lungi and sleep i.e bare chested? (3) The lungis in some eastern countries, like Malaysia, Indonesia etc., are not a rectangular sheet, but instead, the long sides are sewn together to form a tube shape. Whereas the lungis in Yemen etc. are a single linear sheet. Please advise as to which type is better to wear.



1. We have not come across any particular manner.

2. We have not come across this

3. Both are permissible. The general style in the day of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was that it would not be sewn.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)