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Is It Permissible To Wear a Vest That Is Sleeveless and Read Salaah?

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Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah


Is it permissible to wear a vest that is sleeveless and read salaah? If permissible, is it disliked?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It is reprehensible (Makrooh Tahreemi) to wear a half sleeve or sleeveless shirt ( Kurta or its like) and perform Salaah.

And if before salah due to some work a person rolls up his sleeves or for wudu or the style of the upper garment is such that it is sleeveless, then there is a difference of views in its Karahah (being disliked).[1]

It is Makrooh Tahreemi to perform Salaah with the sleeves folded.[2]

Wearing half sleeve qamis is not established from Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) Such qamis is contrary to Sunnah and to wear such qamis and pray is contrary to Sunnah.[3]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] Ahsanul Fatwa 406/3

[2] Fatawaa Mahmoodiyyah, 653/6

[3] Fatawaa Mahmoodiyyah, 654/6

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