Q: Can the Imaam make a juma khutbah and perform the salaah with his scarf covering his face so much so that only his nose is exposed. When he goes into ruku the scarf hangs down both sides onto the ground.
A: The namaaz will be valid, but it is not appropriate for the imaam to be dressed up in this manner.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.