Performing salaah wearing short sleeves

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Q: Firstly I have clothes with short sleeves. All my clothes are these which have almost 3 quarter sleeves. I have almost less than a quarter of my arm uncovered for Namaz. I recently read somewhere that this makes my Namaz maybe invalid. What to do? I have no other clothes with full sleeves other than one or two. I can’t wear them daily.

I go to an academy having male teachers. I cover my head but a little area of my forearm is not covered. So what to do. Do I have to cover the area between my wrists and my forearm or is it fine?


A: Change them to long sleeves and use the short sleeve as pyjamas etc.

To go to such an academy is not permissible. Women should remain at home. Coming out of the home is a fitnah, a cause of problems, difficulties and future ruin.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.