Meaning of “murat”

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Q: When I attended maktab madrasah, I always heard about murat and I didn’t understand anything about it and now when I am teaching maktab I keep telling my kids to cover up the eyes.

Can I have an explanation and if there are any benefits in covering the eyes?


A: Actually, the entire head should be removed.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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