Covering the head

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What is the various hanafi views on men covering or not covering the head in Salaah, eating and going to the bathroom. Another question is at what times should a mans head be covered according to the Hanafi school?


A: In salaah it is emphasised. It is makrooh to perform the salaah without covering the head. It is not a sunnah at the time of taking meals. It is desirable when going into the bathroom, though not a sunnah.

According to all four imams, whether one is in salaah or out of salaah the head should be covered.

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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