Is it permissible to pray salah with gloves on?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah​


Assalamu alaikum

Is it permissible to pray with gloves on as the hands won’t be touching the floor during sajdah.

Also what about a hat, or even imamah? What if the imamah or hat is so far down the forehead that no part of the forehead touches the floor is salah still valid?


In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind


It is permissible to pray salah with gloves on. There is no detestability at all. With regards to your second question, in the Hanafi Fiqh, it is considered disliked to prostrate on a turban or a piece of cloth without any reason. However, if the turban or hat is on the head and is covering the forehead and is prostrated on, the salah will be valid for the reason that a covering between the forehead and ground does not prevent the validity of prostration. (Nurul Idah p.169) Finally, I will conclude by adding that it is obligatory to prostrate on something, which the forehead can completely stabilise. Thus, prostration is not permitted on snow or rice in which the head cannot stabilise or settle. (Nurul Idah p.118) 

Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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