Performing Salaah wearing a loose fitting dress

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Q: If I am offering salaah wearing a full sleeved shirt, is it permissible to wear a thin dupatta for salaah if it is too colourful that hardly could be seen through.


A: If it is a long loose fitting non-transparent dress covering her entire body, then it will be permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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