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If a woman’s hair is exposed during her Salah

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Asalamualaikum, I offered two qaza salat and I was unaware that some hair (very little) had become visible during salat, which I later saw in the mirror. It had come out of my head covering on to the forehead. Is my salat valid or not?  


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

The awrah (area which needs to be covered for Salah) for a woman is her full body including her descending hair according to the correct opinion, except for the face, hands and feet”. (Raddul Muhtar p.77 v.2) The awrah must be concealed from before entering into Salah and must remain concealed until the end. If quarter of a part or organ that requires concealment is exposed intentionally, then the Salah will not be valid. If however, quarter of the organ, which is included in the Awra, becomes exposed during Salah, then, if this remains to the duration of three Subhan Allah, Salah will become invalid. (Nurul Idah p.123)

Regarding your question, if quarter of the hair was exposed during the Salah for the duration of three Subhan Allah, your Salah will become invalid. If less than a quarter was exposed your Salah will be deemed valid.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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