Q: My husband insists that my 9 year old son cannot offer salaah in loose shorts which are below the knee. He insists upon trousers quite recklessly and even makes him wear a thobe on top of his T-shirt and shorts. I am concerned that he is overcomplicating simple guidelines on which he can create lots of confusion in a developing childs brain.
Isn’t this an innovation? It’s not a precaution, but more of an obsession as people all over the world offer salaah in loose shorts below the knee.
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Mufti Zakaria Makada
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