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Wearing a topi at the time of prayer.

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Answered by:  Aalimah Siddiqa al-Farsiyyah​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

A person intentionally omits to wear a hat for Salah out of laziness. Is this ‘Makruh Tahrimi’ or ‘Makruh Tanzihi’. Can evidence be provided for what type of ‘Karahat’ is attached to this act?

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If one intentionally does not cover their head in salah due to laziness, it is makruh tanzihi. The way we differentiate between the two types of makruh is by looking into the evidence.

If the prohibition of praying bareheaded had been mentioned explicitly, then praying in such a state might have been makruh tahrimi, but since the prohibition of praying bareheaded hasn’t been emphasized, then praying bareheaded is makruh, but only tanzihan. (Raddul Muhtaar 2/491, al-Ashrafiyyah&Hindiyyah 1/165, al-Faisal)

Only Allah SWT alone knows best.

Written by Aalimah Siddiqa al-Farsiyyah

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